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Elsevier,

The Lancet, Volume 402, 2 December 2023

Women interact with cancer in complex ways, as healthy individuals participating in cancer prevention, as patients, as health professionals, researchers, policymakers, and as unpaid caregivers. In all these domains, women often are subject to overlapping forms of discrimination, such as due to age, race, ethnicity and socio-economic status, that render them structurally marginalized. Women, power and cancer: A Lancet Commission recommends that sex and gender be included in all cancer-related policies and guidelines, making these responsive to the needs and aspirations of women in all their diversities. It identifies ten priority actions stakeholder groups can take towards lasting and impactful change.
This Health Policy paper supports SDG 3 by calling for greater coordination and coherence using a UHC+ lens to suggest new approaches to funding that can extend beyond biomedical health services to include the cross-cutting determinants of health.
This Article supports SDG 3 by providing robust evidence of health-care financing policies deployed by 15 countries representing all WHO regions and offering an overview and illustrative examples of the modifications made to these policies for countries to rapidly mobilise fiscal resources for health.
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Current Opinion in Microbiology, Volume 76, December 2023

Reminder that Biological diversity is important also for health, supporting SDG 3.
A discussion on how well Emojis reflect biodiversity, and how this should be improved to contribute to public engagement and communication.
Elsevier,

Forensic Science International: Animals and Environments, Volume 3, December 2023

Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is among the most lucrative illegal industries in the world and is a significant driver of biodiversity decline. This paper outline the basics of IWT and discuss its cascading consequences on environments, human lives and communities, national stability, and the economy.
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Trends in Plant Science, Volume 28, December 2023

A sustainable future requires securing of the fundamental relationship between humans and biodiversity. This article highlights the importance of tapping into Indigenous and local knowledge for the conservation of biodiversity
The paper outlines how we may advances in observational technologies with developments in water quality modelling to integrate simulation of eutrophication impacts with organic matter dynamics and fate of synthetic toxic compounds.
Water-smart society must highlight societal well-being and co-development across sectors. Furthermore, the article emphasizes the need for a long-term perspective, conserving nature, and maximising ecosystem services, while anticipating change. Finally, the article discusses how a more grounded conceptualisation of the water-smart society can guide utilities and urban policy design.
International Human Rights Day 2023

10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 and sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.  

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