1 in 5 world people rely on wild species for income or food. Therefore, more sustainable use of the species must be prioritized in order to attain UN development goals, authors of a landmark report, have advocated.
A research analysis has indicated that the bacteria which causes typhoid fever is becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics used to treat the disease.
According to a United Nations report, about one billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need.
Annually, more than 300,000 babies are born with sickle cell disease, with most in Africa. But it’s the lack of screening means that makes most of the cases to remain undiagnosed.
Nanotech tool could make disease diagnosis with smartphones feasible. But that is not only it, Neena Bhandari, reports that the device will offer alternative to conventional microscopes and tissue-staining.
After COVID-19 widened health inequalities facing women and girls, Aïssatou Diawara, Technical Advisor for the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE), believes that cutting funding for neglected diseases is also hitting women.
COVID-19 pandemic will further derail the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the next five years without concerted action, international scientists have warned.
For women to be successful in science careers, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, renowned scientist, and 1st female president of Mauritius, argued that the ‘vicious cycle’ hindering their potential must be broken.
Immediate investment in large-scale land restoration is needed to mitigate harms caused by degradation, that is directly affecting half of the world’s population, says a UN report.
Drought-resistant crops and ‘speed breeding’ could offer solutions to acute food insecurity which, according to a report, almost doubled between 2016 and 2021.