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Public Health in Practice, Volume 2, November 2021

Assessment of mental health in Nigeria and how it compares to the rest of Africa and the world.

Boissonneault, M. and Rios, P., 2021. Changes in healthy and unhealthy working-life expectancy over the period 2002–17: a population-based study in people aged 51–65 years in 14 OECD countries. The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 2(10), pp.e629-e638.

This study supports SDGs 3 and 8 by estimating the healthy and unhealthy working-life expectancy in 14 countries between 2002 and 2017. The study used cross-sectional data from surveys on ageing. Across all countries, increases in the number of years working were accompanied by an increased number of unhealthy working years, most frequently due to hypertension or arthritis.

In this backstory, Marta Hatzell (left) interviews Jennifer Wilcox (right), leader of the field of carbon capture and the impacts of carbon on the climate.

COVID-19 has demonstrated that remote working is possible; and, with targeted reasonable adjustments many Disabled staff have flourished in undertaking their work activities from home. In this paper, NADSN have developed a series of recommendations concerning Disabled staff.
This paper reviews recent analyses of intensifying seasonal and year-round extreme heat exposure as a slow-onset event. It focuses on occupational contexts, including impacts on worker productivity, health and wellbeing, reduced GDP, and the viability of economic sectors. It closes with an indication of tools available to assess and address these risks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
Along with the demand to reduce carbon emissions, today's unused agricultural by-products from mostly crop but also livestock farming have great potential to support green African urban innovation and create new opportunities for rural businesses. This article contributes to SDGs 8, 11 and 13.

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages e489–e551

This Lancet Global Health Commission advances addresses SDG 3 directly, and SDGs 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10 indirectly, by comprehensively demonstrating how improving eye health by treating and preventing vision impairment and vision loss can not only advance SDG 3—improving health and wellbeing for all—but also contribute to poverty reduction, zero hunger, quality education, gender equality, and decent work and economic growth. The findings of this report frame eye health as a development issue and highlight that, with a growing ageing population globally, urgent and concerted action is needed to meet unmet eye health needs globally, including incorporating equitable eye care into countries’ universal health coverage plans.
This paper investigates the relationship between institutional freedom and environmental resources from the perspective of forest carbon sinks, which is different from previous studies. This paper examines the shape of the relationship between forest carbon sinks and economic development.

The Lancet Planetary Health, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2021, Pages e25–e38

This report is part of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 and directly addresses SDG 3 and indirectly supports other SDG targets, including SDGs 7 and 8, by highlighting the substantial burden of deaths and diseases attributable to air pollution in India, and the subsequent economic loss due to lost work output, corresponding to an estimated $36·8 billion—1·36% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP). These findings demonstrate the immense economic and public health benefits that could be achieved by implementing state-specific strategies to reduce ambient particulate matter pollution, household air pollution, and ambient ozone pollution in India.

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 144, February 2021, pp.34-36

This article explores gender and mobility issues, and how they impact women's ability to access social goods and services, furthering SDG 6, 8 and 10.