Health and population

In this podcast series, we gather expert opinion on the impact of COVID-19 on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, interviews leaders across disciplines on the effects of the pandemic on the global goals.

Assistive technology for the elderly has the ability to greatly enhance the experience of the elderly needing assistive technology. This book chapter addresses SDG 10 by covering the design of assistive technology including magnifying book contents, speaking electronic devices, alarms for doors and windows, smart alert bands, panic buttons, medication dispensers and reminders, Wander Gard, physiological parameters monitoring systems and smart home monitoring systems.

Technology and Health, Promoting Attitude and Behavior Change, 2020, Pages 129-148

This chapter addresses Goal 3 by examining clinical virtual reality interventions which can help individuals suffering from mental health disorders.

Adolescent Addiction (Second Edition), Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment, Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional, 2020, Pages 215-240

This chapter addresses Goal 3 by discussing smartphone addiction in adolescents.

The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10227, 14–20 March 2020, Pages 852-853

Increasing the number of healthcare professionals with disabilities into the public healthcare workforce is one example of an intervention to reduce the health-care inequities disabled people face. This article advances goal 3- good health and wellbeing, and goal 10 - reduced inequalities through its study of disability inclusion in the health profession.

Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 57, March 2020, 101759

Clinical assessment of speech abnormalities in Cerebellar Ataxia (CA) is subjective and prone to intra- and inter-clinician inconsistencies. Contributing to SDGs 3 and 10, this paper presents an automated objective method based on a single syllable repetition task to detect and quantify speech-timing anomalies in ataxic speech. Such a technique is non-invasive, reliable, fast, cost-effective and can be used in the comfort of home without any professional assistance.

Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Volume 337, 1 May 2020, 108669

This article addresses goal 3 by investigating the use of MRI for early Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.
This conference summary presents world bone experts’ most current consensus positions for appropriate practice regarding densitometric monitoring of bone health, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry machine cross-calibration, care of bone in instance of spinal cord injury, periprosthetic and orthopedic bone health, transgender medicine, and pediatric bone health. The article furthers SDG 3.

Neuron, Volume 105, Issue 4, 19 February 2020, Pages 604-620

This journal article addresses SDGs 3 and 9 by discussing how brain-computer interfaces and robotics can hasten recovery of, for example, normal walking following stroke and other brain injuries.

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 179, 1 October 2019, Pages 765-778.

This article details new approaches to optimise the development of new trypanocidal drugs in the treatment of neglected parasitic diseases of poverty that afflict millions of people in most developing countries. It supports SDGs 1 and 3.