Health and population

There is overwhelming evidence that the national food system in South Africa is in crisis. This chapter contributes to goals 2 and 10 by outlining some of the key interventions that are attempting to increase food equity and sustainability.
This chapter explores goals 1 and 10 by examining whether the social sustainability enjoyed by sugar industry employees can be maintained given expanding beet production, falling world prices, promotion of healthy diets and the development of sugar alternatives.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 16, July 2018, Pages 1-11

Relating to Goals 3, 9 and 12, this article examines the potential of biobased carbon nanorods to build the conducting architecture of transducers with low environmental impact.
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Water Reclamation and Sustainability, Chapter 1, 2014, Pages 1–18

This chapter addresses SDG targets 6.1, 6.3 and 6.4 through its discussion of monitoring water quality and water reclamation to achieve sustainability.
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Geoforum, Volume 90, 2018, Pages 151-158, ISSN 0016-7185,

This paper examines the impacts on goal 3 (good health and wellbeing) of climate-related disasters covered by goal 13 (climate action). It focuses on children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS and their vulnerability during the flash floods in Malawi in 2015.
The Lancet Report - Stillbirth in low and middle-income countries
Highlighting the data behind stillbirths to bring about change, this article and video supports SDG 3. 2.6 million babies worldwide are stillborn each year. The majority of these are preventable. The Lancet partnered with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to find solutions to end this silent scandal.
SDG 3.3 sets a target of combating viral hepatitis. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a substantial portion of the global burden of viral hepatitis. Countries in the region face unique challenges, with the development of elimination strategies often hindered by a lack of good quality data. This paper outlines the current status of hepatitis C in sub-Saharan Africa and provides expert recommendations from across the region, including simplified diagnostic and treatment algorithms for use in low-resource settings.
Three or more cups of coffee daily halves mortality risk in patients with both HIV and HCV. This finding is based on a large nation-wide study in France. This is relevant to SDG 3 and specifically the targets concerned with the reduction of infection diseases, like hepatitis C (HCV).
HIV Rapid Test being administered (Equality Michigan viaWikimedia Commons)
Patients in China can face long delays in completing their testing and initiating treatment when newly diagnosed with HIV. This study aimed to improve linkage to care by assessing the effectiveness of an intervention involving rapid point-of-care testing, trialled in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south China. The intervention increased the number of patients starting treatment and reduced mortality. However, difficulties in ensuring patients remained in the care cascade were noted and highlights the challenges China faces in meeting the SDG 3 goals.
SDG 3.3 sets a target of combating viral hepatitis. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a substantial portion of the global burden of viral hepatitis. Countries in the region face unique challenges, with the development of elimination strategies often hindered by a lack of good quality data. This paper outlines the current status of hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa and provides expert recommendations from across the region, including simplified diagnostic and treatment algorithms for use in low-resource settings.

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