Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Press release November 1, 2016

Network organization Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) and Elsevier are collaborating together on several fronts, including research and development, joint promotion of Amsterdam as a data science center, and data science talent development. This partnership marks the first long-term collaboration agreement signed by ADS and is interetsed in advancing SDG 9 targets 5, B and C. A number of projects have already started. These are focused on improving data search and reproducibility of research that will ultimately result in higher quality research outcomes.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Public Health, November 2016

Polluted air was responsible in 2015 for 6·4 million deaths worldwide. Can walking or cycling in polluted cities negate the health benefits of exercise by increasing exposure to airborne pollutants? This systematic review in The Lancet Public Health by Magda Cepeda and colleagues provides a clear answer to this question: it compares exposure to carbon monoxide, black carbon, nitrogen dioxide, and fine and coarse particles between commuters using active and motorised transport. The study provides important insights to support target SDG 3.9 to substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air.
Elsevier,

Futures, Available online 19 October 2016

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is vital for advancing the SDGs. This paper looks at transformative learning that prepares students for societal change. The discussion is grounded both in theories about hope from disparate scientific disciplines and in empirical research about young people’s hope concerning global climate change. These insights particularly inform SDG 4.7 to ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, as well as SDGs 3, 11 and 13.
Elsevier,

Chem, October 13 2016

In the latest Catalysis piece, Professor Leif Hammarström from Uppsala University discusses one potential solution to SDG 7: utilizing the power of the sun to generate clean energy. This overview catalyzes a response from Professors Bolsen, Druckman, and Cook on the impact that accommodating such change would have on society.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, October 2016

This commentary shows how the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 provides a detailed snapshot of the state of global health and an analytic approach to tracking this dynamic picture. It says that as the international community embarks on the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GBD 2015 is a critical part of the toolkit for measuring progress and—critically—holding governments to account.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, October 2016

This article reports the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 (GBD) assessment of mortality and causes of death, which provides new and robust evidence on the patterns and levels of mortality worldwide, expanding on previous analyses by further investigating the main determinants of epidemiological patterns and trends across geographies and over time. The comparison of estimates of observed mortality levels with patterns expected based on socio-demographic indices provides an in-depth understanding of national health challenges and priority areas for intervention, including in addressing the targets in support of good health and wellbeing.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, October 2016

This articles addresses SDG 3 by showing that non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. This article estimates the incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for diseases and injuries at the global, regional, and national scale over the period of 1990 to 2015.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, October 2016

This article reports the most recent assessment of the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors and says that reductions in exposure have been key drivers of change for only a small set of environmental risks, including sanitation, household air pollution, and behavioural risks (eg, undernutrition and smoking). Understanding these risks helps to inform the achievement of SDG 3 targets.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, October 2016

This article provides timely, robust evidence on documenting child health achievements during the Millennium Development Goal era, identifying causes and regions for which less progress occurred, and characterising the association between improving development and child survival. It estimates the number and rates of stillbirths across geographies and over time. Given the reductions in under-5 mortality between 1990 and 2015, this article provides important insights for SDG 3 targets, in particular the target to end preventable deaths of newborns and under 5 year olds.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, October 2016

This article provides new and robust evidence on the levels and trends in maternal mortality in 195 countries and territories throughout the world as the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era has ended and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era is beginning and is particularly important for SDG target 3.1. It includes the full reproductive age range of 10–54 years, comprehensively evaluates the interplay between maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, and all-cause mortality, and reports on how the coverage of reproductive health services relates to risk of maternal mortality.

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