North America


Translational Surgery

Handbook for Designing and Conducting Clinical and Translational Research

2023, Pages 591-597

The extensive history of abuse and ongoing mistreatment of Black Americans continues to foster apprehension and distrust of healthcare providers. This has resulted in substantial barriers for modern healthcare to appropriately address the needs of Black patients. These concerns have been visibly manifested during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article supports WHO SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.
Highlights the 21st century's fundamental “global health” reformulation of PubHealth and anticolonial resistance (to a perceived cultural imperialism of the West including in PubHealth) supporting SDG 3.
A roadmap for health care leaders to execute intrinsic agency toward equity, supporting SDGs 3 and 10.
In the context of applying machine learning to solve problems for risk prediction, disease detection, and treatment evaluation, EHR pose many challenges– they do not have a consistent, standardized format across institutions particularly in US, can contain human errors and introduce collection biases. In addition, some institutions or geographic regions do not have access to the technology or financial resources necessary to implement EHR, thus resulting in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities not being electronically visible.

Preventive Medicine Reports, Volume 20, 2020, 101209, ISSN 2211-3355

Over 43 million U.S. residents rely on private unregulated wells for their drinking water, raising public health concerns, particularly in regions like northern New England where widespread groundwater arsenic contamination is now recognized. Children are particularly vulnerable to adverse health effects from arsenic exposure.
This article supports SDG # 3, 11 and 13 showing how even in wealthy countries, climate change is causing an acceleration of extremely costly disasters, and the authors provide a framework for disaster risk reduction that is applicable to climate change.
This study shows downscaled climate projections that, without strong curbing of emissions, the California Current System (CCS) will undergo significant change this century, including 2–4 °C warming of sea surface temperature and an almost ubiquitous shift to novel conditions
Clean water resources are crucial for societies in order to maintain safety as well as social, ecological and economic progress. As the population grows, agricultural, domestic and industrial activities produce large amounts of wastewaters that can be treated and reused in variety of purposes considering circular economy philosophy. This review presents the challenges and future prospects of wastewater treatment using membrane technologies and is related to SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation.

The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Volume 7, February 2023

Adolescents comprise a small portion of those who receive abortions, but they rely more on abortion care than any other group; approximately 50% of pregnancies in people younger than 15 years and 25% of pregnancies in those aged 15–19 years end in abortion.
The need and opportunities for global health strategies to leverage the power of digital health technology to improve healthcare outcomes are growing. Telehealth and other digital health products and services are becoming increasingly important in this effort, and methodical strategies should be used to evaluate the need, application, integration, maintenance, and scaling of such solutions. With the correct attention upon these areas, digital health can serve as a catalyst to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce disparities across the world, supporting SDG3.