An estimated 50 million people around the world currently live with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, dementia being a collective term for progressive syndromes that affect various expressions of cognitive function, such as memory and emotional expression. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for the majority of cases (50 to 70%, varying by country, based on Alzheimer’s Disease International and World Health Organization figures).


The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 8, Issue 10, October 2021, Pages 892-900.

An Article on suicide and self-harm, in the context of SDG 3, focusing specifically on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on presentations of self-poisoning in Sri Lanka.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by focusing on an emblematic delayed-onset pathology often seen after traumatic brain injury—Alzheimer’s disease—and explain its relationship with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
The variations in organizational features and processes linked to implementation activities across two clinics provided an opportunity to examine how and why different contextual factors help or hinder the implementation process. Findings from this study demonstrate that successful implementation of an integrated depression and diabetes care model is feasible in a low-resource setting, while the revised program theories provide an explanatory framework of coordinated care implementation processes that can inform future efforts to disseminate and scale this care model.
A Viewpoint, in the context of SDG 3 and 9, exploring the impact and potential of China's Smart Eldercare model, which harnesses digital technologies to improve the quality of life of China's fast-expanding ageing population, including nearly 10 million people with Alzheimer's disease.
Background: Epidemiological studies have reported the associations between nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and pediatric asthma incidence, but unable to ascertain indoor NO2 sources. We estimated the pediatric asthma incidence and corresponding economic losses attributable to NO2 from indoor and outdoor sources in urban areas in China.
Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious global health problem and China has the largest disease burden. Literatures focusing on economic-related inequalities in HBV infection among pregnant women are scarce. We aimed to quantify the economic-related inequalities and the change over time in HBV infection among pregnant women in mainland China from 2013 to 2020 to inform strategies considering economic-related inequalities.

The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Volume 22, 2022, 100428

An Article on the burden of chronic hepatitis B and C infections in Japan, in the context of SDG 3, highlighting the need for improved screening strategies for hepatitis C virus and development of new therapies leading to a functional cure for hepatitis B virus.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by focusing on polyphenols and flavonoids and their crucial role in decreasing AD symptoms. In addition, it highlights the neuroprotective role of various essential ingredients of plant extracts such as Icariside, Onjisaponin B, Asarones, Liquiritin, Tanshinone IIA (TIIA) and cryptotanshinone (CT), Ginsenoside Rg1, and n-Butylidenephthalide. The efficacy of green nanotechnology are also discussed.
The availability of food is the basic entity for the survival of human. The resources that make a nation food secured is guided by multiple factors and can be evaluated using a set of indicators. We present an assessment for ranking food security of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations represented by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka using a set of indicators under the prevailing scenarios of climate change.