Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications

Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications
Author: Zaheer Allam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0128243147
ISBN 13: 9780128243145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surveying the Covid 19 Pandemic and Its Implications Book Review:

Surveying the Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Implications: Urban Health, Data Technology and Political Economy explores social, economic, and policy impacts of COVID-19 that will persist for some time. This timely book surveys the COVID-19 from a holistic, high level perspective, examining such topics as Urban health policy responses impact on cities economies, Urban economic impacts of supply chain disruption, The need for coherent short term urban policies that aligns with long term goals, The rise to citizen science initiatives, The role of open data, The need for protocols to support research collaborations, Building larger infectious disease modelling datasets, NS Advanced computing tools for health policy. Includes the most hot topical issues surrounding COVID-19 Provides an urban viewpoint on COVID-19 and its effects on urban health Presents a multidisciplinary perspective

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 9
Author: Dean T. Jamison,Hellen Gelband,Susan Horton,Prabhat Jha,Charles N. Mock,Rachel Nugent
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 1464805288
ISBN 13: 9781464805288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9 Book Review:

As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Living with Pandemics

Living with Pandemics
Author: Bryson, John R.,Andres, Lauren,Ersoy, Aksel,Reardon, Louise
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN 10: 1800373597
ISBN 13: 9781800373594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with Pandemics Book Review:

Providing an integrated and multi-level analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on people, place, economies and policies, across the globe, this timely book explores how the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic combines failure with success. It focuses on exploring rapid adaptation and improvisation by individuals, organisations, and governments as they attempted to minimise and mitigate the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic.

Recovering Civility during COVID 19

Recovering Civility during COVID 19
Author: Matteo Bonotti,Steven T. Zech
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 9813367067
ISBN 13: 9789813367067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovering Civility during COVID 19 Book Review:

This Open Access book examines many of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic through the distinctive lens of civility. The idea of civility appears often in both public and academic debates, and a polarized political climate frequently leads to allegations of uncivil speech and behaviour. Norms of civility are always contested, even more so in moments of crisis such as a global pandemic. A focus on civility provides crucial insight and guidance on how to navigate the social and political challenges resulting from COVID-19. Furthermore, it offers a framework through which citizens and policymakers can better understand the causes and consequences of incivility, and devise ways to recover civility in our social and political lives.

2021 Global food policy report Transforming food systems after COVID 19 Synopsis

2021 Global food policy report  Transforming food systems after COVID 19  Synopsis
Author: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 0896294013
ISBN 13: 9780896294011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2021 Global food policy report Transforming food systems after COVID 19 Synopsis Book Review:

The coronavirus pandemic has upended local, national, and global food systems, and put the Sustainable Development Goals further out of reach. But lessons from the world’s response to the pandemic can help address future shocks and contribute to food system change. In the 2021 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI researchers and other food policy experts explore the impacts of the pandemic and government policy responses, particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, and consider what this means for transforming our food systems to be healthy, resilient, efficient, sustainable, and inclusive. Chapters in the report look at balancing health and economic policies, promoting healthy diets and nutrition, strengthening social protection policies and inclusion, integrating natural resource protection into food sector policies, and enhancing the contribution of the private sector. Regional sections look at the diverse experiences around the world, and a special section on finance looks at innovative ways of funding food system transformation. Critical questions addressed include: - Who felt the greatest impact from falling incomes and food system disruptions caused by the pandemic? - How can countries find an effective balance among health, economic, and social policies in the face of crisis? - How did lockdowns affect diet quality and quantity in rural and urban areas? - Do national social protection systems such as cash transfers have the capacity to protect poor and vulnerable groups in a global crisis? - Can better integration of agricultural and ecosystem polices help prevent the next pandemic? - How did companies accelerate ongoing trends in digitalization and integration to keep food supply chains moving? - What different challenges did the pandemic spark in Asia, Africa, and Latin America and how did these regions respond?

Urban Health Sustainability and Peace in the Day the World Stopped

Urban Health  Sustainability  and Peace in the Day the World Stopped
Author: Ali Cheshmehzangi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 9811648883
ISBN 13: 9789811648885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Health Sustainability and Peace in the Day the World Stopped Book Review:

This book covers the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace. 'Urban Health, Sustainability, and Peace' is the first book that attempts to put these three critical areas together. This novelty approaches the subject matter by delving into evaluating what works, what does not work, and what should be done to achieve healthy cities. We believe this book will be beneficial to a wide range of stakeholders, particularly policymakers, planners, and developers, who continuously shape and reshape the structure and environments of our cities and communities. Unfortunately, in most cases, the healthiness of the cities may not be of their immediate concern. Nevertheless, it is the concern of the end-users, citizens, or simply those who live and work in cities and communities worldwide. To safeguard peace in cities, one has to consider sustaining urban health; and that is the main aim of this book. The ongoing pandemic gives us an excellent reason to study cities' health. During such a disruptive time, we detect many flaws in cities and communities around the world. We primarily identify the negative impacts on sustainability and peace in cities. In order to sustain a healthy city, this book evaluates six sustainability dimensions of physical, environmental, economic, social, institutional, and technical. It then utilizes eight primary dimensions of positive peace, evaluating critical areas for future considerations in urbanism. These considerations include making cities smarter, more resilient, and more sustainable. The book's ultimate goal is to highlight how we should progress to maintain and sustain urban health. As a continuation to 'The City in Need,', this book covers the nexus between urban health, sustainability, and peace. Furthermore, by reflecting on the ongoing pandemic crisis, metaphorically labelled as 'The Day the World Stopped,', we delve into some key areas beyond the usual planning and policy guidelines. Lastly, the book intends to highlight what has not been studied before, i.e., the relationship between urban health, sustainability, and peace.

Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme

Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme
Author: Franz W. Gatzweiler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2022-09-26
ISBN 10: 9789811925221
ISBN 13: 9811925224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme Book Review:

This book presents the background and context of an urban health issue, research findings, and recommendations for policy/decision-makers and action-takers. This book is a collection of policy briefs produced from research presented at the 16th Conference on Urban Health in Xiamen, China, during November 4–8, 2019, under the theme “People Oriented Urbanisation: Transforming Cities for Health and Well-Being,” co-organized by the Urban Health and Wellbeing (UHWB) programme of the International Science Council (ISC), The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements in Shenzhen, China, during October 15–16, 2020, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences & Technology (CAST) International Conference on "Digital economy and green development" held during November 2020. The UHWB programme takes an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and systemic view on issues of health and well-being in cities which include the urban economy and finance systems, education, employment, mobility and transport, food, energy and water resources, access to public services, urban planning, public spaces and urban green, as well as social inclusion. Contributions to this book have been made by scientists from multidisciplinary research fields. The policy briefs in this book provide an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral perspective on urban health and human well-being issues, primarily food security, urban infrastructure, public services, traffic and transportation, smart city building, urban health and safety, social cohesion sustainable development policies, and urban planning. In some case, it informs about urban health issues in different regions of the world, the current status, and key insights into addressing related issues, with emphasis on factual cases in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The book is intended for citizens and political decision-makers, who are interested in systems perspectives on urban health and well-being, examples of how to deal with the increasing complexity of cities and the accompanying environmental and social impacts of increasing urbanization. Furthermore, it hopes to inspire decision-makers to facilitate finding solutions, in order to reach the goal of advancing global urban health and well-being.

Future of Tourism in Asia

Future of Tourism in Asia
Author: Anukrati Sharma
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811616698
ISBN 13: 9789811616693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future of Tourism in Asia Book Review:

OECD Regional Outlook 2021 Addressing COVID 19 and Moving to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

OECD Regional Outlook 2021 Addressing COVID 19 and Moving to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-05-05
ISBN 10: 9264988351
ISBN 13: 9789264988354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Regional Outlook 2021 Addressing COVID 19 and Moving to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions Book Review:

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the close relationship between environmental risks and those to the foundations of human well-being – and the cascading effects on the economy and society. It has also highlighted the importance of anticipation and early action. These are also key to integrating climate policy into regional development, albeit on a larger scale.

COVID 19 in the Global South

COVID 19 in the Global South
Author: Carmody, Pádraig,McCann, Gerard
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN 10: 152921727X
ISBN 13: 9781529217278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

COVID 19 in the Global South Book Review:

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Bringing together a range of experts across various sectors, this important volume explores some of the key issues that have arisen in the Global South with the COVID-19 pandemic. Situating the worldwide health crisis within broader processes of globalisation, the book investigates implications for development and gender, as well as the effects on migration, climate change and economic inequality. Contributors consider how widespread and long-lasting responses to the pandemic should be, while paying particular attention to the accentuated risks faced by vulnerable populations. Providing answers that will be essential to development practitioners and policy makers, the book offers vital insights into how the impact of COVID-19 can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socio-economic contexts worldwide.

Pandemics The Basics

Pandemics  The Basics
Author: Elisa Pieri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN 10: 1000368793
ISBN 13: 9781000368796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemics The Basics Book Review:

This book provides an engaging, jargon-free introduction to the threat of global pandemics, offering an overview of the many origins and triggers of pandemic events. It covers the impacts generated by novel infectious disease outbreaks across various dimensions – from social and ethical to medical and political, from media to economic and legal implications. The author discusses the preparedness strategies developed globally, the lessons learned from various outbreaks and the mitigation measures deployed — from quarantine and social distancing to data sharing and surveillance systems — including their unintended impacts. While the risk of global pandemics is certainly intensely debated by the scientific community, and increasingly by policy makers at various levels, the threat is hardly discussed in the public domain. It only permeates the media during crisis events, such as during the SARS outbreak in 2003, the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014–15, and most notably the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic crisis. This book is thus highly timely and topical. It has a global scope, whilst at times zooming in on the implications of pandemic risk and mitigation for the Global North or the Global South. Given the interdisciplinarity of the topic, this book will be of great interest to a wider non-academic audience, as well as students from a range of subjects including politics, sociology, geography, anthropology, and international development, along with entry-level medical students keen to widen their appreciation of the social dimensions of the medical work they set out to conduct.

Local Government and the COVID 19 Pandemic

Local Government and the COVID 19 Pandemic
Author: Carlos Nunes Silva
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030911128
ISBN 13: 9783030911126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Local Government and the COVID 19 Pandemic Book Review:

The Survival Nexus

The Survival Nexus
Author: Charles Weiss
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN 10: 0190946261
ISBN 13: 9780190946265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Survival Nexus Book Review:

"The impact of science and technology on world affairs is shaped by politics, economics, business, ethics, law, psychology, and culture. This nexus is a neglected aspect of international affairs. It cuts across and unites diverse issues critical to human survival: climate change, global health, nuclear weapons, Internet governance, cybersecurity, jobs, competitiveness, poverty, hunger, and the management of new technologies like autonomous weapons, hypersonic missiles, geoengineering, and gene drivers. Advances in science and technology promise both great benefits and critical threats. Appropriate policies can stimulate and guide scientific and technological advance to create new ways to achieve a healthy environment, sustainable energy systems, equitable growth, full employment, and reduced poverty. But we are allowing technology to push ourselves into uncharted and dangerous territory. Long-standing modes of international cooperation are under increasing pressure, and we are making too little effort to strengthen and update them. Nor are we building the strong global norms that we need to manage new technologies. Underlying all of the global problems discussed in this book are considerations of basic ethics: our willingness to respect scientific facts, to act today to forestall long-run dangers, and to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits, costs, and risks from advances in science and technology"--

Research and Innovation Forum 2021

Research and Innovation Forum 2021
Author: Anna Visvizi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030843114
ISBN 13: 9783030843113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Innovation Forum 2021 Book Review:

Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities

Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities
Author: Gabriele Pasqui
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030939790
ISBN 13: 9783030939793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping with the Pandemic in Fragile Cities Book Review:

This book explores the effects of covid-19 crisis on cities and urban areas and proposes approaches and solutions to invert the pandemic's negative impact. The covid-19 crisis has had significant impacts on public health, on the everyday lives of millions of people, and on the use of urban spaces at all levels. All over the world, cities have been at the forefront of a crisis that have worsened socio-spatial inequalities between regions and inside urban areas. The book examines three aspects of the connection between pandemic and urban issues: the relevance of spatial and territorial variables in the explanation of pandemic dynamics and consequences in fragile cities; the assumption of radical uncertainty as the conceptual framework for a new approach to urban planning, in a phase of raise of public investments; and the design of urban policies aimed at facing the material and symbolic effects of pandemic on the practices of use of spaces and places, in a context characterized by a plurality of populations and forms of life.

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0309309980
ISBN 13: 9780309309981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investing in the Health and Well Being of Young Adults Book Review:

Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Global Trends 2040

Global Trends 2040
Author: National Intelligence Council
Publsiher: Cosimo Reports
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2021-03
ISBN 10: 9781646794973
ISBN 13: 1646794974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Trends 2040 Book Review:

"The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic marks the most significant, singular global disruption since World War II, with health, economic, political, and security implications that will ripple for years to come." -Global Trends 2040 (2021) Global Trends 2040-A More Contested World (2021), released by the US National Intelligence Council, is the latest report in its series of reports starting in 1997 about megatrends and the world's future. This report, strongly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, paints a bleak picture of the future and describes a contested, fragmented and turbulent world. It specifically discusses the four main trends that will shape tomorrow's world: - Demographics-by 2040, 1.4 billion people will be added mostly in Africa and South Asia. - Economics-increased government debt and concentrated economic power will escalate problems for the poor and middleclass. - Climate-a hotter world will increase water, food, and health insecurity. - Technology-the emergence of new technologies could both solve and cause problems for human life. Students of trends, policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics, journalists and anyone eager for a glimpse into the next decades, will find this report, with colored graphs, essential reading.

ASEAN Australia Review 2020

ASEAN Australia Review 2020
Author: Christopher Khatouki,Jonald Bagasina,Claire Woodwell,Unaesah Rahmah,Ahmad Helmi Hasbi,Heath Sloane,Aisyah Ananda Agsmy,Farah Meilia,Muhammad Ichsan,Ilyas Taufiqurrohman,Yin Li,Hilda Yanuar Jong,Daravuth Rath Sithy,Suthida Chang,Nitika Midha,Min Punia,Queenie Pearl Tomaro,Mia Dunphy,Isadora Vadasz,Shantanu Paul
Publsiher: ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2021-05-29
ISBN 10: 0645155403
ISBN 13: 9780645155402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ASEAN Australia Review 2020 Book Review:

The ASEAN Australia Review is the flagship publication of the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership (AASYP). The 2020 edition features sixteen articles from young authors across Southeast Asia and Australia on diverse range of topics centred around the theme of Australia ASEAN Cooperation.

Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa

Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa
Author: Judy Kepher Gona,Lucy Atieno
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2022-03-21
ISBN 10: 3110702568
ISBN 13: 9783110702569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa Book Review:

Focusing on the future of tourism, Sustainable Tourism Dialogues in Africa is inclusive of experienced and emerging researchers, as well as incorporating local stakeholders in the tourism industry: architects, tourism operators, sustainable tourism lobbyists, policy makers, archaeologists, and geographers. The editors are frontline sustainable tourism advocates in Africa, and the book’s thematic content is derived from 30 inter-university seminars on sustainable tourism hosted by Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda Kenya from 2017 to November 2019. These seminars involved the participation of 17 universities in Kenya, tourism operators, conservationists, developmentalists, investors, policy makers, and students. Every chapter is a voice projecting aspirations for the responsible management of tourism in Africa and promoting the ideals of sustainable tourism that young people in Africa advocate for the industry’s future. In so doing, the authors pinpoint the necessary actions for bringing about transformations in sustainable development of tourism. The book thus seeks to encourage debate, while facilitating the development of both theoretical and practical foundations for managing tourism sustainably in Africa.