Africa

Existing Earth Observation datasets can underpin spatial analyses of nature's contributions to SDGs.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Issue 3, March 2020, Page 183

 

In support of SDG 5, this reflections piece highlights the challenges of eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania. Talha Khan Burki reviews the acclaimed documentary “In the Name of Your Daughter”, which focuses on the efforts of Rhobi Samwelly, a woman who runs a safe house for vulnerable girls at risk of FGM in her community and is working to change cultural attitudes towards this practice.
The need for improved and safely managed sanitation facilities is acute in dense informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing areas. One of the key factors influencing the cost-effectiveness and reliability of service provision in informal settlements is the ability to optimize waste collection from latrines with variable use patterns that are spatially dispersed within an informal settlement. This study investigates how latrine sensors could be used to estimate waste fill levels and improve servicing efficiency for forty latrines in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting SDGs 3, 6 and 9.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by demonstrating the effectiveness of a self-help intervention in reducing symptoms of PTSD, depression, and other forms of psychological distress in female refugees, many of whom are survivors of gender-based physical or sexual violence in conflict-affected populations.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages e254-e263

Contributing to SDGs 3 and 5, this study used stress management workshops to improve psychological distress in female refugees in Uganda, 26% of whom had experienced physical violence from an intimate partner, 10% of whom had experienced sexual violence from an intimate partner, and 24% of whom had experienced physical violence from someone other than an intimate partner.
Elsevier,

 

Design for Health, January 2020, Pages 305-322

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by providing best practices and applied examples to instruct human factors practitioners (researchers and designers) in creating health-care designs that are inclusive of various populations.
Elsevier,

Design for Health, January 2020, Pages 323-340

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by exploring the current state of design as applied to global health, models of how it is carried out, and some of the questions that arise for practitioners. The goal of this chapter is to help practioners design models to help improve health and well-being of people in lower income countries.
Women with disabilities have not been given close attention, particularly in developing countries. This study explored the challenges faced by women with disabilities vis-a-vis their non-disabled counterparts within the same period and in the same study setting. This addresses SDG 3.
This book chapter addresses goals 7, 9, and 13 by reviewing the prospects and constraints for bioenergy development in Africa to ensure sustainable bioenergy production in the future.
This case study uses survey and satellite data to help better protect those working in agriculture in Kenya and Tanzania against drought and climate change, helping to advance SDG 2 and 13.

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