South America

Elsevier,

Theriogenology Wild, Volume 2, 2023, 100024

The rescue of wild animals after major environmental disasters is complex and requires an an integrative approach. Conservation scientists describe a successful example that lead to the reproduction of the only pair of Jaguars under reproductive age saved from the devastating Pantanal wildfires that killed over 16.9 million vertebrates in 2018..

The Lancet Regional Health - Americas,
Volume 18,
2023,
100434

In response to the UN-resolution from 2021, these authorsprovide recommendations for lawmakers and policymakers in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia on how to improve public policies and national legislation for persons living with rare diseases in these three countries, based on interviews with patient advocacy groups.
This Article supports Sustainable Development Goal 3 by developing a methodology for discriminating between and classifying Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia according to demographic, clinical, and cognitive data, across centres in Latin America. The approach provided high accuracy with the combination of classical statistical and machine learning procedures.
Elsevier,

Future Foods, Volume 6, December 2022

New foods for sustainable consumption.
Food systems are a major driver of environmental change, responsible for rapid deforestation, water scarcity, and an estimated 30%–34% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Findings in this paper point to the capacity of plant-sourced food consumption to minimize environmental harm without necessarily jeopardizing nutrient availability in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Local agriculture can contribute to food system sustainability by producing diversified plant-sourced foods, cornerstones of many traditional food customs, and mitigating the impacts of industrialized livestock operations and imported, animal-centric dietary habits.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 16 by assessing gaps in the evidence on key health outcomes and inequalities in Latin American and Caribbean countries, focusing particularly on inequalities between people of African descent and people of non-African descent.
This article aligns with the SDG goal 3 of Good health and wellbeing and SDG 10 Reduced inequalities by highlighting the importance of hepatitis C virus testing among high-risk population groups such as people living with HIV and intravenous drug users.
Background: There is an urgent need to reduce the burden of depression among older adults in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a task-shared, collaborative care psychosocial intervention for improving recovery from depression in older adults in Brazil. Methods: PROACTIVE was a pragmatic, two-arm, parallel-group, cluster-randomised controlled trial conducted in Guarulhos, Brazil.
This Article supports SDGs 3 and 10 by highlighting substantial ethnoracial inequalities in child mortality in Brazil, especially among the Indigenous and Black populations.

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