Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is to always be prepared for health emergencies, as well as the crucial necessity for solid frameworks to address public health system preparedness and reaction to similar challenging events in the future.
The Sustainable Development Goal 3 #SDG3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Today, we will explore some innovative scholarly content available in our network that can help scientists, researchers, and practitioners working on sustainable development goals to make faster progress toward achieving Goal 3 of Agenda2030.
SDG3 focuses on medical emergencies affecting children’s and maternal health and well-being around the world, as well as the prevention and cure of diseases such as AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases that claim the lives of millions of people every year.
Promotion of Children’s and Maternal Health and Well-Being
The Pan African Medical Journal is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on clinical medicine and is aimed solely at professionals in the medical, paramedical, public health, and other health-related fields. PAMJ is a firm believer in making scientific work done in Africa quickly and openly available to all researchers globally, and it aspires to foster, encourage, and sustain a culture of information sharing and publication across the continent that will enhance people’s health outcomes.
- Seroprevalence of dengue virus among children presenting with febrile illness in some public health facilities in Cameroon
- Determinants of childhood vaccination completion at a peri-urban hospital in Kenya, December 2013 -January 2014: a case control study
- Predictors of under-five healthcare utilization in Rongo sub-county of Migori County, Kenya: results of a population-based cross-sectional survey
PAMJ’s ScienceOpen collection includes case reports and articles on rare diseases, epidemic management and control, treatment of physical and mental problems, public health system resilience, and other topics that concern the well-being of children, youth, and women.
- Socio-ecological predictors of HIV testing in women of childbearing age in Nigeria
- Lessons learned from detecting and responding to recurrent measles outbreak in Liberia post Ebola-Epidemic 2016-2017
- Tuberculosis infection control in health care facilities in Enugu State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional facility-based study
- A young child with acute perforated appendicitis due to Comamonas kerstersii: a rare case report
Hogrefe Medicine is another collection that covers a wide range of highly acclaimed, generally peer-reviewed journals in the field of medicine, with publications available both in German and English. There are currently approximately 8000 publications available in this collection, spanning a wide range of health research and medical disciplines.
- Polyvascular disease, pulse pressure and mortality : The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
- Incorporating interventions for unhealthy exercise into eating disorders treatment : A survey of attitudes in those with lived experience of an eating disorder
- Impact of ovarian vein embolization in recurrent varicose veins of the lower extremity : A retrospective clinical study
- Cardiac Disease, Depression, and Suicide Risk by Age : A Cross-Sectional Survey
‘Kindheit, Jugend und Entwicklung’ is a collection devoted to developmental psychology’s psychological, psychiatric, and pediatric subjects, with research largely in German from renowned Hogrefe Publishing Group journals.
In this collection you can find plenty of research publications focusing on the health and well-being on children:
- Genetische Grundlagen der ADHS – ein Update / Translated title: The Genetic Basis of ADHD – An Update
- Genetische Risikofaktoren und ihre Auswirkungen auf die neurale Entwicklung bei Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen / Translated title: Genetic risk factors and their influence on neural development in autism spectrum disorders
- Das Darmmikrobiom und seine klinischen Implikationen im Kontext der Anorexia nervosa / Translated title: The Gut Microbiome and Its Clinical Implications in Anorexia Nervosa
Life Sciences by AKJournals collection contains articles from journals on the developments in the health sciences field, interventional medicine, microbiology, and immunology. Here you can also get access to plenty of articles promoting children’s health and discovering topics related to SDG3.
- Pediatric myocarditis: A sentinel of non-cardiac chronic diseases?
- The case of undiagnosed immunodeficiency in child from mother with leukemia anamnesis
- An update of the incidence of fulminant hepatitis due to viral agents during pregnancy
- Surveillance of enteropathogenic bacteria, protozoa and helminths in travellers returning from the tropics
Medical Physics Publishing (MPP) publishes books by and for physicists, residents, radiologists, and technologists in medical physics and related subjects. Discover some titles from MPP’s comprehensive backlist of books, reports, and theses in medical physics:
- Shielding Techniques : for Radiation Oncology Facilities
- The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy
- Physics of the Body : Revised Second Edition
Research on tropical diseases and promotion of access to healthcare
Dove Medical Press Super Collection focuses on publishing open-access peer-reviewed journals in a variety of fields, including science, technology, and medicine. On ScienceOpen, you may access a large array of Dove Medical Press collections, which cover a variety of fields of study and medical studies, including: Clinical Interventions in Aging, Nanomedicine, Pain Research, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, OncoTargets and Therapy etc.
Below we are highlighting some of the latest research relevant to SDG3:
- Safety and Efficacy of Tafenoquine for Plasmodium vivax Malaria Prophylaxis and Radical Cure: Overview and Perspectives
- Efficacy and Safety of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- Between Personality Traits and Postpartum Depression: The Mediated Role of Maternal Self-Efficacy
- Association of Childbirth Pain with Postnatal Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Nulliparous Parturients: A Prospective Study
- Adherence to HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Among Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Non-Pregnant Women, and Men in Burkina Faso: Nationwide Analysis 2019–2020
- Adherence to Optimal Breastfeeding Practices Among HIV-Positive Mothers in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
In 2018, an estimated 6.2 million children and adolescents under the age of 15 years died, mostly from preventable causes. Of these deaths, 5.3 million occurred in the first 5 years, with almost half of these in the first month of life.World Health Organization
China Tropical Medicine is a journal dedicated entirely to the research of tropical diseases. It focuses on the prevention and treatment of tropical diseases such as parasitic diseases, viral and bacterial diseases, endemic diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, food and nutrition, health education, and health emergencies, among others.
- Effects of short-term antiretroviral therapy on blood routine, liver and kidney function between HIV patients’ interval from diagnosis to ART
- Epidemiology study of HBV and HCV among high-risk population of HIV in Pudong New Area, Shanghai
- Clinical features of patients with breakthrough infection after getting different kinds of vaccines against COVID-19
- Quality of malaria blood smears of microscopic examinations in Hubei Provincial Malaria Diagnostic Reference Laboratory, 2020-2021
- Clinical analysis of 12 cases of idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis in children
SDG3 aims to address inequalities that vulnerable groups confront in terms of healthcare access, which can lead to increased risks of contracting infectious diseases or fewer possibilities to overcome them.
The Physician, a collection published by BAPIO (British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin), features research from across the healthcare spectrum, with a focus on issues affecting migrants’ health, international medical/ nursing graduates, diaspora studies, and differential outcomes in patients and professionals based on ethnicity or other protected characteristics.
- “Still Forgotten”: Perception and Situation of Senior Filipino Gay Men Living with HIV
- Assessment of bowel motion in patients receiving pelvic Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR): BAPIOAC19-P06
- Addition of Penicillin to Standard of Care in Healing of Ulcers in Chronic Venous Hypertension: FIRMST2020-AB75
- Haematuria readmission rates in DOAC patients undergoing TURP/TURBTs and urinary tract biopsies – is there any need for a bridging plan?
- Alexithymia and Empathy in a Non-Clinical Population: How do they Correlate?
Digital Health and Innovation in Healthcare
The integration of digital devices into the daily activities of health practitioners is one example of technological improvements in medicine, and the JMIR Digital Health Collection on ScienceOpen currently covers the breadth and quality of digital health research. Many of the articles you see in this collection are the result of Open Science best practices, such as open peer review of preprints and the publication of protocols prior to results.
- Digital Health Opportunities to Improve Primary Health Care in the Context of COVID-19: Scoping Review
- Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stimulant Use and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Living With HIV: Qualitative Focus Group Study
- Community Health Worker-Led mHealth-Enabled Diabetes Self-management Education and Support Intervention in Rural Latino Adults: Single-Arm Feasibility Trial
- The Associations Between Racially/Ethnically Stratified COVID-19 Tweets and COVID-19 Cases and Deaths: Cross-sectional Study
- Application of Nonfungible Tokens to Health Care. Comment on “Blockchain Technology Projects to Provide Telemedical Services: Systematic Review”
The world’s first peer-reviewed open access journal, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), promotes and disseminates distributed ledger technology research and developments in healthcare information systems, clinical computers, network technologies, and biological sciences.
- Commercially Successful Blockchain Healthcare Projects: A Scoping Review
- Public Health Surveillance using Decentralized Technologies
- Toward Application of Blockchain for Improved Health Records Management and Patient Care
Karger: Digital Health encompasses a selection of publications on digital health from across a variety of Karger books and journals, introducing new tools, methodologies, and increasing knowledge in digital health, which allows researchers to gain greater insights within their respective fields.
- The First Frontier: Digital Biomarkers for Neurodegenerative Disorders
- The Detection of Vancomycin in Sweat: A Next-Generation Digital Surrogate Marker for Antibiotic Tissue Penetration: A Pilot Study
- Survey on Acceptance of Passive Technology Monitoring for Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment
- Leveraging Data Science for a Personalized Haemodialysis
Karger’s research on ScienceOpen spans a wide range of subjects and fields, with over 146.000 publications and ten topical collections. In the super collection, you can find all of Karger’s available research.
Topical collections dedicated to SDG3
Emerald: Healthier Lives collection showcases Emerald’s ‘Healthier Lives’ mission aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 3 on Good Health and Well-being. Emerald’s objective is to assist researchers, practitioners, service users, their families and careers in communicating their work in order to effect genuine change in people’s health and wellbeing, resulting in happier lives for all.
- Development of the first telepsychology initiative in Haiti in response to COVID-19
- Patient experience and satisfaction with admission to an acute geriatric community hospital in the Netherlands: a mixed method study
- Mental health and COVID-19 perceptions in a predominant black population in the Eastern Caribbean: an exploratory study of residents of Barbados
- Using traditional medicine to help with bereavement loss and coping: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of traditional healers’ experiences
UCL: UN SDG 03 Good Health and Well-Being features all UCL published research supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3. Through its world-class research and teaching and the way it operates as an institution, UCL is playing a leading role in responding to the challenges set out in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
- Patient-reported symptoms during dialysis: the effect of pre-dialysis extracellular water and change in extracellular water post-dialysis
- Including a general practice endorsement letter with the testing kit in the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: Results of a cluster randomised trial
- High-risk Surgically Resected Renal Cell Carcinoma: Is There a Role for Adjuvant VEGF-TKI Inhibitors?
- Anti-angiogenesis in cancer therapeutics: the magic bullet
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of tobacco use, prevention, and cessation that can promote a tobacco free society.
- Associations between tobacco use patterns and demographic characteristics of sexual minority and heterosexual youth: Results from a nationwide online survey
- Smoking cessation knowledge, attitude and practices among tuberculosis physicians: A qualitative study
- Tobacco industry strategies to prevent a ban on the display of tobacco products and changes to health warning labels on the packaging in Brazil
- Disparity between cigarette and smokeless tobacco taxation among various WHO FCTC Parties
Highlighted books on SDG3 related topics
- ’Chinese Cancer Villages’: Rural Development, Environmental Change and Public Health
- Medical Case Studies (Consilia medica) of the Early Modern Period : Great Pox Documented
- Wellbeing Economics : How and Why Economics Needs to Change
- La Castañeda Insane Asylum : Narratives of Pain in Modern Mexico
- Discovering Addiction : The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research
- Health and Illness in the Neoliberal Era in Europe
- Advancing Suicide Research
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