Reduce inequality within and among countries

April 7th of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. To raise awareness of this year's theme - building a fairer, healthier world for everyone - Elsevier presents a curated list of free access journal articles and book chapters.
The purpose of this article is to provide a high-yield background of foundational health equity and disparity concepts for radiology trainees, from which additional educational curricula may be derived. Specifically, this article will discuss the fundamental socioeconomic factors known to contribute to discrepant access and use of imaging services, followed by areas in radiology with well-documented disparities of which trainees should be aware.
On March 21, The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. This year’s 2021 theme is “Youth standing up against racism”. It engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. To engage, highlight, and raise awareness on racial discrimination, Elsevier presents a curated list of free access journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we will #Standup4humanrights and send the message that racism is unacceptable everywhere.
Blood donation saves lives, and the communication between blood centers and donors plays a vital role in this. Smart apps are now considered an important communication tool, and could be best utilized in blood donation if they are designed to fit the users’ needs and preferences.
Traditional approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues have serious shortcomings, according to new research by global HR analyst Josh Bersin and his team. This XpertHR article covers topics related to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
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American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 2021, ISSN 0272-6386,

This journal article advances SDG 3 and 10 by showing that there are well-documented, longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in the burden of kidney disease, and there is an urgent ethical imperative for the nephrology community to disrupt this incessant trajectory of inequity.
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Business Horizons, Volume 64, issue 1, January-February 2021, Pages 37-50

In this study the researchers advance several individual, relational, and organizational strategies that support Afro-Diasporic women thriving in the workplace contributing to knowledge on SDG 5.
This articles advances SDGs 3 and 10 by explaining how osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 350 million individuals worldwide (15% of the population). It is estimated that 32.5 million US adults have clinical OA of their knee, hip, or hand,with the most common sites being knee and hip. OA most likely represents a final common pathway of many different factors including genetics, environment, and biomechanical contributors.
This journal article advances SDG 10 by discussing a study that aims to define the current proportion of underrepresented minority (URM) academic urologists in leadership positions.
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The Lancet Digital Health, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2021, Pages e144-e146, ISSN 2589-7500

This journal article advances SDG 3 and 10 by examining how structural inequalities, biases, and racism in society are easily encoded in datasets and in the application of data science, and how this practice can reinforce existing social injustices and health inequalities as well as the role of data scientists in tackling racism.

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