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.
World Travel Market, 27 September 2016
Overtourism' is likely to become a commonplace term over the next few years as the travel industry grapples with sustainable tourism. Addressing the issues faced will help to advance SDG 8.9 to devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that create jobs and promote local culture and products as well as SDG 11.4 to strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
The RELX Group Environmental Challenge is awarded annually to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation. The 2016 winner was Loowatt - an innovative sanitation solution which also generates power. The Environmental Challenge directly assists SDG 6.1 and 6.2 to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene, for all.
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.
Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits. Companies have an important role to play in advancing SDG 3.4 to promote mental health and well-being.
Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 22, August 2016, Pages 190-195
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.
Research Intelligence, August 2016
With this report, Elsevier aims to benchmark and map out the global landscape of cancer research to provide helpful new insights. Along with other materials, this benchmark report will offer the research community, pubic, policymakers and research funding organizations information on the current state of cancer related research. We hope this report will be used to inform the development of new operational approaches, priorities, policies and funding strategies to produce new knowledge that will address key challenges related to cancer in the most effective, efficient and impactful way possible.
The Lancet HIV Volume 3, No. 7, e323–e332
By 2020, the UN has set a target to reduce the number of new HIV infections to below 500 000. This Personal View article puts the aim in the context of previous prevention targets and highlights the research and real-world evidence that supports HIV prevention programmes. By focusing on a broad set of approaches (such as condom distribution, education, and access to antiretroviral therapy) and ensuring they are applied to the most relevant populations the ambitious 2020 targets might be met. This contributes to SDG3 and the bid to end the AIDS epidemic.