The Global Perspectives on Medicine, Rehabilitation and Robotics Webinar Series discusses how Robot-Assisted Therapy (RAT) can help bridge healthcare disparity gaps and allow clinicians in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to give better care to their patients by highlighting potential solutions to enable these technologies to be available. The webinar series explores themes aligned with SDGs 3 and 9. In this fifth webinar, experts will discuss Stroke rehabilitation in Nigeria and developing homegrown rehabilitation robotics expertise in developing countries.
Building and Environment will host a series of free webinars on COVID-19 Control, with the first webinar featuring 2 presentations from experts in the field: 1. Risk of Airborne COVID-19 Virus Transmissions in Airliner Cabins, presented by Qingyan “Yan” Chen, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA 2. Mitigating COVID-19 at Public Spaces, presented by John Zhai, Professor of Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder and Keith Trace, Senior Director, Global Operations Services, Engineering and Facilities Management, Marriott International
13th January 2021
In The World We Want we explore key themes related to the SDGs: leadership, innovation and youth. Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, interviews influencers and thought leaders across disciplines on how we can build back better to achieve the global goals.
Disability and Health Journal, Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2017, Pages 475-484
Advancing goal 3 - good health and wellbeing, and goal 10 - reduced inequalities, this article studies the costs of living for people with disabilities. The study finds that costs can be sizeable and vary according to the severity of disability, life cycle and household composition.
Global Citizen, 27th October 2020
Solar power is a renewable energy source. An increase in solar power can see a pivot from coal-fired power, a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, including goal 7 for affordable and clean energy and goal 13 for climate action. The Global Goals specifically call on all nations to invest in sustainability and renewable power.
5th October 2020
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In advance of World Food Day on October 16th, we get the view of Dr Debasis Bagchi, Director of Scientific Affairs at Victory Nutrition International.
Global Citizen, 28th September 2020
Women and girls are the most socially and economically vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the majority of countries worldwide are not taking the steps to protect them, according to a new report. UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released data on Monday that found only 1 in 8 countries have measures in place to shield women and girls from these effects. This article links to SDGs 3 and 5.
23rd September 2020
By mapping the state of research within each SDG area, this report acknowledges the pivotal role research plays in tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges. It aims to better understand the research community’s global sustainable development efforts and assesses the progress made, as well as unmet research needs.