The concept of “Smart City” has been proposed by governments, the business community, advocacy groups, and research institutions as a means to solve common urban problems and improve the quality of

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Foods with probiotics are in high demand by consumers given their associated health properties that make them the most popular functional foods.

This Article supports SDG 3 by showing, through a study done at two maternity centres in Kinshasa, that a strategy of screening and treating pregnant women for HBV infection, as well as birth-dose vaccination of infants exposed to HBV, is feasible in low-resource settings and potentially effective in preventing breakthrough mother-to-child HBV transmission.
This Article supports SDG 3 by assessing the prevalence of HBV infection among pregnant women in China. The prevalence was 6.17% (HbSAg positive), with regional disparities and an overall decline over the study period of 2015 to 2020.

The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Volume 16, November 2021

This paper supports SDG 3 by investigating changes in the clinical care cascade of chronic hepatitis B in Beijing; the results indicate that further efforts are needed to scale up testing, linkage to care, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B not only in Beijing but across China, to achieve the goal of elimination hepatitis B virus by 2030.
Effects of the COVID-19 public health crisis related to biodiversity loss and ecosystem health
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, caused by zoonotic SARS-CoV-2, has important links to biodiversity loss and ecosystem health.
Background: To discuss a range of strategic options for China to improve the accessibility of direct antiviral agents (DAAs) as the treatment for hepatitis C.
An Article in support of SDGs 2 and 12, assessing the financial costs of healthy and sustainable diets in countries with different income levels

Public Health in Practice, Volume 2, November 2021

In Nigeria, the disparity between available healthcare services and need for mental health services is palpable.

Understanding the cause and functional consequences of MINCR deregulation gives important insights on potential pathogenetic mechanisms both in cancer and in neurodegeneration.