Progress towards Universal Health Coverage was recorded in the last two decades. But ‘throat-slicing’ healthcare costs due to COVID-19 has not only retarded the UHC feat, but aggravated poverty, globally.
Designed to fortify all gender of health workers, personal protective equipment, PPE, have often failed to protect women, who are leading the frontlines in the COVID fight, reports Laura Owings.
While seeking new innovations to fight malaria, scientists hope that the adoption of gene drive technology will reduce mosquito populations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Even partnerships among organisations implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is central to bridging the existing inequality between high and low-income countries, writes Eldon Opiyo.
Aside been unscientific, the COVID-19-induced travel ban aimed at limiting the spread of the Omicron variant could aggravate poverty in African countries, scientists have argued.
plus With COVID-19 stalling the fight against obesity, over 40% of world adults are now obese, says the 2021 Global Nutrition Report (GNR).
The implementation of public health policies on tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy foods is been hampered by the influence of large business firms, and poverty, among other factors.
In an interview with SciDev.Net, Priver Namanya Bwesigye, head of Uganda’s banana research programme, said girls need mentors who will support them to pursue science careers.
At a ‘UN Science Summit’, delegates argued that increasing the availability of high-quality biological samples through biobanks will advance global health research, and help achieve universal health coverage.
The entire world risks facing food insecurity, human displacement, and conflicts by 2030 as extreme weather events persistently increase, reports Ruth Douglas.