Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

In this brief perspective piece, a rural sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program is described in the hopes that dissemination will lead to increased numbers of rural SANEs, increased reporting of sexual assaults in rural and underserved communities, increased prosecution rates of sexual assault perpetrators, and program sustainability through the provision of a nurse-centered approach to training and support. This article contributes SDGs 3, 5, 9, and 16.
Elsevier,

Forensic Science International: Reports, Volume 2, December 2020, 100121

Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this paper examines the demographic profile of female victims with intellectual disablities who were sexually assaulted and the characteristics of sexual assault.
Advancing SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this article discusses increased risk of family violence during COVID-19 pandemic and suggests that collaborations between human welfare and animal welfare agencies, expanding community partnerships, and informing the public of the great importance of reporting any concerns of abuse are all critical at this time.
This article studies the connection between wellbeing and disability among adults in the UK showing people with disabilities to have lower wellbeing scores. Part of the special issue for International Day of People with Disabilities, this articles advances goal 10, reduced inequalities and goal 3, good health and wellbeing.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Public Health; Volume 5, Issue 8, August 2020, Page e423

The limited availability of disability data means the impact of Covid-19 on people with disabilities is not fully known and the interventions needed to rebuild society equitably is more challenging. This article in The Lancet Public Health advances goals 3 and 10.
This article examines the challenges aging adults with long-term mobility disabilities face particularly with everyday activities and independent living. It advances goal 3, good health and wellbeing and goal 10, reduced inequalities.
Elsevier,

Disability and Health Journal, Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2017, Pages 475-484

Advancing goal 3 - good health and wellbeing, and goal 10 - reduced inequalities, this article studies the costs of living for people with disabilities. The study finds that costs can be sizeable and vary according to the severity of disability, life cycle and household composition.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by presenting data from an interrupted time series showing the economic and psyschological impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on women and families in Rupganj upazila, a region in rural Bangladesh. Women reported greater food insecurity due to reduced family income, an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an increase in intimate partner violence during the lockdown, ranging from emotional violence (threats, humiliation, and insults) to moderate to severe physical violence or sexual violence.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 10, this article examines how COVID-19 lockdowns have presented substantial risks to the wellbeing of women, particularly through economic inequality and exposure to intimate partner violence.
COVID-19 testing in Africa has so far been limited to larger cities because of how the tests are conducted, which means that it is far more difficult to test those in remote and rural areas where there are higher rates of poverty. The United Nations’ Global Goal 3 promotes good health and well-being for all, and this can only be achieved if all people in all places have access to health care and virus testing.

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