Reframing child and adolescent health for the SDG era

The FINANCIAL -- Over the past two decades, the epidemiology of global child health has changed markedly, alongside our understanding of what works to improve the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. As countries seek to recover and rebuild from the…

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Joint Statement by President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Micheál Martin

The FINANCIAL -- On March 17, President Joe Biden hosted Taoiseach Micheál Martin for a virtual bilateral meeting. The leaders reaffirmed the deep, historic partnership and extraordinary people-to-people ties between the United States and Ireland, and they committed to working together to…

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Lockdowns and Restrictions Reduced Time Spent in Green Space

The FINANCIAL -- Almost two thirds of people, 63%, reported a decrease in time spent visiting green spaces following movement restrictions in the original lockdown period, which began on 23rd March 2020 According to University of Glasgow. Inequalities in green space use were…

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The (robotic) doctor will see you now

The FINANCIAL -- According to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the era of social distancing, using robots for some health care interactions is a promising way to reduce in-person contact between health care workers and sick patients. However, a key question that needs…

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Climate Change – Challenges for Ukraine

The FINANCIAL -- We are living in a world that is very different from the one we grew up in. The world today seems buffeted by crises on all sides. Some are immediate, like the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19…

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6 ways to manage coronavirus depression

The FINANCIAL -- Depression is increasing in the United States, in no small part due to COVID-19. According to recent reports, depressive symptoms are at least three times higher than they were before the pandemic hit, suggesting that the emotional cost of…

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2021 EEBA Annual Meeting has been cancelled

The European Eye Bank Association regretfully announces that the 2021 EEBA Annual Meeting has been cancelled. In view of ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the local organising committee for EEBA 2021 felt that the momentous and unpredictable public health crisis didn’t proffer…

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Global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines estimated to generate economic benefits of at least US$ 153 billion in 2020–21, and US$ 466 billion by 2025, in 10 major economies, according to new report by the Eurasia Group

The FINANCIAL -- As world leaders gather virtually at the Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, new data published today finds that leaving low- and lower-middle-income countries (LLMICs) without access to vaccines amid the COVID-19 pandemic will…

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