New insights into COVID-19 impact on society
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a large impact on how society is functioning. In addition to the direct impact on public health, we have also experienced indirect impacts related to
WUN Research Development Fund 2022
WUN is pleased to announce that the Research Development Fund (RDF) 2022 round is now open. In its fourteenth year, the RDF provides researchers at member universities with grants of
COVID altered adolescent sexual and reproductive health care in less wealthy countries
SUMMARY An analysis of existing research on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries identifies several themes that warrant further investigation. Those themes include child marriage, teen
Fish offer global look at microplastic pollution
SUMMARY “Microplastics are like dust. We’re breathing them all the time and they’re accumulating in us,” says ecologist Adrian Jordaan. He and colleagues have developed a protocol for studying the
Sheffield researcher & WUN project lead recognised for her influence on social policy
Professor Sue Yeandle from The University of Sheffield has been recognised for her influence on social policy, and specialises in the relationship between work and care, and how social and
Where do climate migrants go?
As climate change renders populated areas uninhabitable, what does justice look like for those who must relocate? A forthcoming collection of papers in the journal Regional Environmental Change will address
RDF 2021 Announcement
WUN is pleased to announce the results of the Research Development Fund (RDF) 2021 round on the theme of Mobilising for a Sustainable Future. These awards mark a direct investment in international
Disaster risk governance differs for COVID-19 vs. other crises
A new study examines how government response to disasters differs when the risks stem from a communicable disease. The study, which will appear in the journal Frontiers in Public Health,
Pandemic worsens inequalities at all levels
Researchers gathered last month in South Africa to consider how governments handled COVID-19 and how those choices led to deepening inequalities at all levels of society. “The broad topic we
Research to support vulnerable migrant children
The WUN research group ‘African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement’ is investigating African child and youth health in the context of migration and displacement.
Academics report ‘pandemia’ work conditions in recent surveys
Work conditions at universities have eroded during the pandemic, report academics in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia in a recent survey. One survey respondent used the term “pandemia,” which
Pandemic worsens inequality for migrant workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the challenges facing migrant workers in Australia, China, and the United Kingdom, say researchers. “In each of the three countries, COVID has worsened existing inequalities
Research for better health resource allocation
Healthcare policy-making is intended to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, and is most effective when informed by high quality research. This is particularly successful when academic institutions establish
African Child and Youth Wellbeing in the Context of Migration and Displacement
A global research group supported by WUN is working to boost the wellbeing of African children and young people who have migrated or been displaced. Many African communities have high
Investigating the efficacy of traditional Ghanaian medicines
A WUN research team has investigated the efficacy of traditional Ghanaian medicines in combating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and identified several such that are highly effective, at least in a
Researcher profile: Alberta professor leads team to study COVID-impact on women’s health care
Nursing professor Salima Meherali is leading international research looking for ways to address serious gaps the COVID-19 pandemic has created in health-care services for teen girls in low- and middle-income
Exploring a global vaccine certification program
The WUN research group ‘Norms, standards, and enforcement of the COVID-19 International Certificate of Vaccination’ is investigating how a global vaccination certification protocol might be developed and implemented. The project
International Symposium on Digital Health 2020
SUMMARY Digital infrastructures and the data they can harness are opening up new possibilities for health care. The potential benefits are extremely wide-ranging, and with digital health technologies developing so
Policies for pandemic response: how is evidence shaping action?
Researchers and policy experts from across the globe are collaborating to monitor and analyse the role of evidence in policy-making during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their data cover more than 100 countries, publicly accessible in the INGSA COVID-19 Evidence-to-Policy Tracker. Click through to read more about this WUN-supported initiative.
Register now for inVIVO’s 9th annual conference
WUN is delighted to share details of the upcoming inVIVO Planetary Health 9th annual conference. Please vist this link for information on their program, and to register. inVIVO Planetary Health provides an integrative systems framework
Trauma, climate change, and maternal health: increasing impacts, trans-generational effects
Stressors and traumas such as violence and abuse, the effects of poverty, and the experience of emergencies or disasters have a major impact on the health of pregnant women and their children.
As the impact of climate change multiplies the threats, understanding why and how we can make effective and early interventions is paramount.
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