Health and population


Joule, Volume 4, Issue 12, 2020, Pages 2733-2745, ISSN 2542-4351

This article discusses a new portable device that can be used in off-grid places in the developing world to sterilize medical equipment thereby contributing to SDG3 and SDG 9.

December 3rd is the International Day of People With Disabilities (IDPWD). In support of this year's theme - 'Not all Disabilities are Visible' - Elsevier presents presents a curated, open access collection of over 50 journal articles and book chapters focused on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities, many of which are not immediately apparent. This includes mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others. 



Volumes 29–30,
ISSN 2589-5370

This journal article advances SDG 3 and 10 by explaining a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the relationship between ethnicity and clinical outcomes in COVID-19 and finds Individuals of Black and Asian ethnicity are at increased risk of COVID-19 infection compared to White individuals. Asians may be at a higher risk of ITU admission and death.
This chapter sets out to identify key dimensions of oppression and allyship in nursing, where nurses coming from dominant or privileged groups take action to reject and dismantle conditions of oppression.
COVID-19 testing in Africa has so far been limited to larger cities because of how the tests are conducted, which means that it is far more difficult to test those in remote and rural areas where there are higher rates of poverty. The United Nations’ Global Goal 3 promotes good health and well-being for all, and this can only be achieved if all people in all places have access to health care and virus testing.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 17 by reviewing behavioral interventions and strategies for spoken communication for people with dementia and their communication partners.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3 and 17 by reviewing research on a range of rehabilitation programmes aiming to improve the functional independence of people with dementia, such as specialist-led or multimodal rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, function-focused care, and reablement.
Elsevier, Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, Volume 17, October 2020
Pathogenic viruses represent one of the greatest threats to human well-being. As evidenced by the COVID-19 global pandemic, however, halting the spread of highly contagious diseases is notoriously difficult. Successful control strategies therefore have to rely on effective surveillance. Here, we describe how monitoring wastewater from urban areas can be used to detect the arrival and subsequent decline of pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2.
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.
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.