Health and population


The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 517-518.

Directly contributing to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this perspective piece discusses sociocultural constructs and patterns within sub-Saharan Africa surrounding cancer. There remains a stigma around cancer which continuous to risk women with cancer loosing their source of livelihood or family support.
Goal 3 on good health and wellbeing sets a target to improve sexual and reproductive health. Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in October 2017, this article advances this target through its study of migrant, refugee and cross-border Burmese women in Thailand accessing safe abortions.
Nominated in September 2018 for the Elsevier Atlas Award, this study explores the effectiveness of peer-education in raising awareness of HIV/AIDS among foreign-origin street children. It supports goals 3 with a focus on target 3.3 as well as goal 4.

Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 182, February 2019, Pages 258-268.

This paper proposes a Coloured Petri Net modelling technique as a tool for modelling the community pharmacy dispensing process. The novelty of this approach is the ability to perform the evaluation of process reliability and efficiency in a single simulation-based model. This should support SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and 12 (responsible consumption and production).

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 34, Issue 2, February 2019, Pages 132-138.

This article reflects on the ecological sustainability of insects as food, developing SDG 2 (zero hunger) and SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption). Sustainability of insects for food will be determined by a range of factors including the species reared, the type of feed used and management of waste.

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 111, 2019,Pages 173-184. 

Advancing SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research), this review explores experimental techniques for the assessment of micro- and nanoplastics in the environment. Enhanced research into these environmental pollutants may further support SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Furthering SDGs 2 and 12, this report argues that feeding a population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste.

Science of The Total Environment, volume 648, 15 January 2019, Pages 669-680.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article explores the use of fertilisers within Africa to improve food security. It suggests critical future research directions to advance progress towards SDG 2 (zero hunger). Research and development of local and affordable fertilizers could enhance Africa's agricultural production significantly, increasing food self-sufficiency and nutrition security.

Futures, Volume 105, January 2019, Pages 155-165.

Relating to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 13 (Climate Action), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article explores the need for de-growth in developed nations as part of a global effort to tackle climate change and the structural sources of potential short-term wellbeing losses from a sociological perspective.
This report provides guidance for companies to take concrete actions to integrate women's health and empowerment in their policies, systems, and operations, furthering SDGs 3, 5 and 8. The framework is based on lessons learned from consultations with companies, non-governmental organizations, and women's health programs in order to provide best practices for investing in workplace women's health and empowerment.