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World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day 2025: A Catalyst for Global Health and Sustainable Development

This Viewpoint supports SDGs 3 and 10 by examining how structural ableism denies disabled people equitable access to health care, and discussing the principles by which it could be reduced.
The concept of a seawater hub signifies a substantial stride toward sustainable and environmentally conscious seawater desalination solutions. It holds the potential to transform seawater treatment and ensure a consistent freshwater supply for communities globally.
This chapter aligns with Goals 9, 11, and 13 by focusing on the use of renewable and recyclable materials, as well as adoption of methods to reduce energy consumption and waste.
Elsevier,

Kidney International Reports, 2024, ISSN 2468-0249, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2024.02.014

Hemodialysis (HD) units require large quantities of water. To reduce water consumption without compromising the adequacy and safety of dialysis, we studied a novel HD prescription with high temperature and low flow dialysate.
Elsevier,

Kidney International Reports, Volume 9, February 2024

The solvents used during the production of heparin cause air and water pollution. One of the steps to achieve sustainable kidney care is to find a green alternative to heparin.
Elsevier,

Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Volume 226, 28 February 2024

This paper seeks to contribute to pipeline leakage detection research through collecting and simulating leakage signals under different pressure strengths by combining experiments with numerical simulation. The findings point towards better detection in a real noise environment. Such research is vital in the context of increasing worldwide demand for water and insufficient water supply caused by pipeline leakage.
This chapter aligns with Goals 9, 11, 12 by emphasizing the responsible disposal of toxic building materials and providing guidance on selecting materials that have a positive effect on the health of occupants and the environment.

UN's Summit of the Future 2024

Purpose of the Summit

The Planetary Health Diet Index (PHDI) is a novel measure adapted to quantify alignment with the dietary evidence presented by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health. This review aimed to examine how population-level health and sustainability of diet as measured by the PHDI changed from 2003 to 2018, and to assess how PHDI correlated with inadequacy for nutrients of public health concern (iron, calcium, potassium, and fiber) in the United States. Although there have been positive changes over the past 20 years, there is substantial room for improving the health and sustainability of the United States diet. Shifting diets toward EAT-Lancet recommendations would improve nutrient adequacy for iron, fiber, and potassium. Policy action is needed to support healthier, more sustainable diets in the United States and globally.

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