For rich and developing countries alike, it is imperative to confront issues of drug safety, quality, and manufacturing to ensure an equitable distribution of essential medicines to the populations who need them most.
https://miromico.ch/world-economic-forum-2020/?lang=en Every January, the world’s attention turns to the small Swiss town of Davos, as societal elites gather for the World Economic Forum (WEF). This meeting of
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” For decades, the NRA and other pro-gun special interest groups have justified their exorbitant lobbying spending – over $250 million total – on this line of logic.
Economists generally agree that India’s agricultural sector needs reform, starting with reducing incentives to produce crops like rice and wheat. As of September 2020, 70 million tons of rice and wheat were
Source: Mother Jones.The election of Joseph R. Biden in early November will return to the normal diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and the United States from the “America First” policy implemented
Credits: HomeTutors, SingaporeIt was a special day in Singapore for twelve-year-old children and their parents on November 25, 2020. This day marked a milestone for many of these students, and for some, it
Source: H2 View Scientists are certain that without drastic countermeasures and new technology, global warming will continue to cause ever more disruptive environmental, economic and social disasters. Furthermore, current research emphasizes that to
The re-energized advent of telemedicine has opened doors to additional opportunities that will not only reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate strains on hospital systems, but also expand access to healthcare and improve overall health outcomes for years to come.
Credit: womenshealth.govThe COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted
The S&P 500 has reached multiple record highs this year, despite the nation’s worst unemployment rate since the great depression. For many Americans, this obvious disconnect between the stock market and the economic health of America is confusing and hints at stark inequalities in society.
Climate change is widely perceived as an existential threat to global biodiversity and to the human race itself. New climate modeling consistently suggests that without enormous, rapid changes to the carbon-based world energy infrastructure, there will be vast temperature increases
The lifeboat ethics dilemma is easy to understand, hard to resolve, and entirely a problem of resource allocation. Proposed by ecologist Garrett Hardin, lifeboat ethics is a metaphor depicting a lifeboat with the capacity to save only a limited number of vulnerable swimmers without capsizing
Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has delivered a very significant and systemic impact on the way that we lived our lives. However, nowhere is the impact of COVID-19 felt than on the economics of America’s colleges and universities.
Source: KVC Health SystemsNearly three-quarters of a million people have died due to the opioid epidemic from 1999 to 2018 (1). This crisis has affected individuals throughout the entire economic and geographic spectrum
NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir collect research samples in the International Space Station for analysis. Credit: NASA. (Apr. 5, 2020)2020 has been an important year for space exploration, amongst other
Credit: Arc Thrift Stores.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their
Credit: JDRF.This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their experience, and
In 2015, the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which clearly outline the world we want. Fast forward five years later, certain companies in the American corporate world are aligning themselves with these SDG’s by leading efforts of their own.
For decades Switzerland has consistently been ranked among the best of other OECD countries for its policies towards the environment; most recently, it ranked 1 out of 180 countries in Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI), that measures environmental health and ecosystem vitality.
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest and most lucrative industries in the world, valued at over $1.2 trillion globally. Almost 50% of Americans take prescription drugs, and that number is steadily climbing. Drug abuse, especially of synthetic drugs, is also at an all-time high.
South Africa’s education system is one that is plagued by a lack of resources and access to quality teaching which can be attributed to apartheid and governmental mismanagement since. The integration of technology in the classroom, however, is serving as a tool for change and improvement.
From winning the 2022 World cup bid, to becoming the target of an extensive political and economic embargo led by the Saudi elite and their allies in the Emirates and Egypt, the tiny sheikhdom in the Gulf has made news headlines many times.
Within the past year alone, the for-profit health-club industry amassed almost $32 billion in profits, growing almost 8% compared to previous years. Health and fitness have undoubtedly emerged as trends that parallel stereotypes of American success and ideals.
Despite composing a whopping seventy-five percent of the nonprofit workforce, women only occupy twenty-one percent of leadership roles in large nonprofits (those with budgets in excess of $25 million). Indeed, the bigger the nonprofit, the bigger the gap.
Given current trends, the global population is expected to reach an estimated nine billion people by 2050. While this raises a whole host of questions that affect the medical and scientific industries, one of the most important impacts has been on the agricultural sector.
Leveraging big data is the next key goal for airlines as greater understanding of clients’ needs and requests from dietary requirements to entertainment preferences allows for greater customization and better practice of second-degree price discrimination.
Photo Link: The Future Depends on Sustainable Cities Majority-wise cities have become synonymous with being overpopulated, cramped, noisy, crime-ridden, and polluted. Approximately 70% of global carbon emissions currently originate from cities themselves, and
The global fashion industry is having a catastrophic impact on the environment. This industry is the cause of significant carbon emissions, water pollution, natural resource depletion, and enormous waste generation. In fact, according
Nuclear Energy has slowly disappeared from the focus of most policymakers. In the shadows of accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima, the risks were deemed too high. However, new technologies and the climate urgency
This article is part of a series called GRC Project Spotlights, where GRC project team members illustrate their experience on a GRC project, the skills they leveraged from their experience, and the lessons
Opening Statement: In Peru, providing laptops and free internet access to school children led to improved computer and internet proficiency. However, no significant impact on math and reading achievement, cognitive skills, self-esteem, teacher
Credit: Image from BloombergImportance of transit systems Mass transit services serve millions of people by bus, train, and rail for work, education, and business purposes, among others. Throughout history, a reliable and accessible
Credits: The Straits Times, SingaporeThe coronavirus pandemic swept across the world at an alarming pace in 2020. With modern cross-border air travel, what started as a frightening, highly transmissible virus in Wuhan, China,
Photo by Marian Kroell / Unsplash The Paris Agreement of 2016 was a landmark achievement in international cooperation. It laid out a comprehensive set of objective measures for countries to reduce their footprint and
Image by Vanessa Schotes from Wikimedia Commons By now, it’s evident that COVID-19 has upset regular practices of work, forcing whole organizations to work from home. Yet before COVID-19, physical workspaces