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.
Supported by numerous unions and scientific organizations, Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports that the idea to tag 2022 as ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’, was mooted in 2017.
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.
The ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ provides an opportunity to improve the links between basic sciences and the 17 SDGs, according to SKA Observatory.
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).
This opinion article by Dr Ir Siti Hamisah Tapsir, former Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Malaysia, highlights the efforts of the Malaysian government in combating COVID-19.
The Global Science Journalism Report 2021, published by SciDev.Net, found that work has become “more intense” for science journalists around the world, amid a ravaging Coronavirus.
Students’ future has been halted as governments of Malaysia, Nepal and seven other Asian-Pacific nations reopen shopping malls and other businesses, but kept schools closed over COVID.