Research - Articles

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 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,

Social Science & Medicine, Volume 167, October 2016, Pages 1-10

Energy insecurity is a multi-dimensional construct that describes the interplay between physical conditions of housing, household energy expenditures and energy-related coping strategies. Energy insecurity leads to adverse environmental health and social consequences. Energy insecurity merits more attention in research and policy.
Elsevier,

The Lancet, September 2016

This commentary says that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been called “senseless, dreamy, garbled,” given that they include 17 goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators, in contrast to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused on eight goals, 18 targets, and 48 indicators. But the Global Burden of Disease study proves that the SDGs are measurable and attainable in 188 countries, it argues.
Children attending the health curriculum at the Amsterdam IMC WeekendSchool
Elsevier,

Elsevier Connect, September 2016

The Elsevier Foundation partners with the IMC WeekendSchool in Amsterdam to supporting tech outreach through science, health and tech enrichment programs for under-served 10-14 years old. Aligning with SDG target 10, Quality Education, the partnership aims to help children get greater exposure to science education.
Elsevier,

Renewable Energy, August 2016, Pages 312 - 322

This research is a comparative study to assess the impact of techno socioeconomic factors on the sustainability of two microhydro power projects in Indonesia. Given the results of the study, hydropower could be considered as the solution to the electricity problems faced in Indonesia, and would contribute to the advancement of SDG 7.2 to substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 25, August 2016, Pages 33-38

The energy performance of buildings draw on a large body of operational data. Applying analytical tools, such as data mining technologies, enables high volumes of data to be examined and applied to be able to make improvements in energy performance. This paper highlights recent advances in the two main data mining tasks in the building field and clearly shows interconnectedness between SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities and SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure.
Elsevier,

Energy Procedia, Volume 93, August 2016, Pages 113-119

Access to clean and stable energy is a major challenge for many developing African countries. This research aims to investigate ways in which financing renewable energy projects (REPs) can help to address this problem and therefore SDG7. The authors propose the promotion of the two-hand renewable energy service company (ESCO) model as an efficient financial vehicle for increasing sustainable economic development through the production of reliable and stable electricity in semi-urban and rural communities.
Elsevier,

Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Volume 23, Issue 3, August 2016, Pages 398-411.

Directly contributing to both SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this research aims to support therapists who work with young gay and bisexual men to conduct therapy for stress management and HIV prevention.
Elsevier,

The Lancet HIV, August 2016

Accurate estimation of the global burden of HIV is essential for tracking the progress toward achieving one of the key components of SDG3.3: to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This study uses the well-established Global Burden of Disease Study methods to estimate the impact of HIV on health in 2015. Not only do these findings provide insight into where the greatest gains are to be made, but also the discrepancies with other estimates emphasise the importance of accurate and reliable accounting.

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