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Promoting health through the life course

Government failing to educate, integrate Roma children

Slovakia’s school system is riddled with institutional racism and it fails to prepare for life after school, according to Amnesty International in a new report

March 1, 2017
AlJazeera, Amnesty International

Non communicable diseases

As Public Attention Turns To Mental Health, Let’s Not Forget Women And Girls

About one in five women in the UK have a mental health problem, compared to one in eight men. Men remain far more likely to die by suicide, but there is a worrying increase in mental health issues with women, up 8.3% in a single year, and the number now stands at its highest rate in England in over a decade

April 24, 2017
Huffington Post

Communicable diseases

Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development

UNDP policy specialists outline the ‘six megatrends that could alter the course of global sustainable development’ in an opinion piece for The Guardian. These trends include: 1) poverty and inequality reduction 2) population growth, ageing, migration and urbanisation 3) the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change 4) economic, financial, conflicts, disease outbreaks - shocks and crisis, 5) extensive financing for global development 6) technological innovations to power the change

April 14, 2017
The Guardian

As cities surge, careful planning is needed for the 'invisible poor'

With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, getting urban planning right is crucial to ensuring cities are safe, resilient and fair, particularly for the poorest residents. What is happening now on many occasions is the demolition of vast swathes of slums, home to many of those most in need. A genuine rethink of planning efforts is needed to spread the use of clean energy and address the use of scarce resources to address climate change. Existing fault lines in cities exacerbate the inequality that causes the poor become invisible and this needs to be reversed

April 5, 2017