Development

Enabling communities to thrive for a better tomorrow. A collection of 75 posts
The Hidden Costs behind China’s “Zero COVID Policy”
Development

The Hidden Costs behind China’s “Zero COVID Policy”

Mass COVID-19 testing in Macau, ChinaEver since the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China has consistently pursued the Zero COVID Policy, which aims for zero new infection cases by suppressing occasional regional breakouts. While
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Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?
Sustainability

Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem – Are Young Professionals' Potential Being Wasted?

Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, and its greatest challenge. Africa’s youth population is rapidly growing and expected to double to over 830 million by 2050 (3). In spite of this growth,
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Examining Food Aid in Latin America
Sustainability

Examining Food Aid in Latin America

AbstractAffecting more than one billion people in 2009, the worldwide ‘hunger pandemic’ has left many nations struggling to ensure the health and well-being of their citizens in a globalized society. Despite increases in
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How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries
Development

How Computational Medicine Technologies Can Improve Health Delivery in Developing Countries

Fig. 1: Harnessing emerging technologies and analytics to increase healthcare availability (11) Computational medicine, an emerging field that seeks to improve patient care and accessibility through technology and data, promises to revolutionize healthcare
Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users
Development

Unethical Mindset of Instagram Users

Diverse demographics of people use various forms of social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter. Social media allows people to build relationships, explore contents, and make partnerships. However, social media may
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U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition
Development

U.S. Hospital Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

The U.S. healthcare sector’s fragile cybersecurity infrastructure continually suffers from cyberattacks that threaten safe healthcare delivery. In 2020, the first patient death attributed to a ransomware attack occurred (6, 8). Cyberattacks
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How COVID-19 Has Affected Equitable Education in Turkey
Development

How COVID-19 Has Affected Equitable Education in Turkey

The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed many industries, but one of its biggest effects was the effect it had on education. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the pandemic has
The Water-Proof City: What we can Learn About Climate Resilience from the Dutch
Sustainability

The Water-Proof City: What we can Learn About Climate Resilience from the Dutch

In the beginning of 1953, a catastrophe—something still referred to as "The Disaster" by the Dutch—hit the Netherlands. The storm, causing 1836 casualties and breaching over 150 dykes, swept the country
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Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?
Development

Selling Space: Are we entering a new era of commercial space exploration?

You may have noticed billionaires like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk making headlines recently for announcing their new involvements in outer space. These men are not trained astronauts or astrophysicists, yet they have
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Big Data Analytics: The Future of Supply Chain Management
Columbia

Big Data Analytics: The Future of Supply Chain Management

By Kelly Mi, Columbia GRC Harnessing technology and analytics to optimize supply chains.The volatility of the global supply chain has never been more evident than now. By definition, a supply chain is
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How Can Access to Regenerative Medicine Help Stabilize Developing Nations?
Development

How Can Access to Regenerative Medicine Help Stabilize Developing Nations?

Regenerative medicine is at the forefront of helping hundreds of millions of people and is the next step in curing previously incurable diseases, most notably many chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.) which plague developing nations with aging populations.
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Public Transportation: United States vs China
Development

Public Transportation: United States vs China

Public transportation has larger implications than most people realize. These effects are across a spectrum of issues, from the world of finance to global warming. One estimate suggested that, “an investment of $10
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How Community Solar Farms are Changing the Renewable Energy Conversation
Climate Change

How Community Solar Farms are Changing the Renewable Energy Conversation

As community solar continues to grow, it becomes yet another tool homeowners, city leaders, and government officials can use to fight cliamte change, address energy scarcity, and spur economic activity.
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Health Interventions for Indigenous Communities in Canada
Development

Health Interventions for Indigenous Communities in Canada

Abstract Indigenous communities in Canada face a decreased life expectancy due to higher rates of chronic illnesses. Increased physical activity is considered a key factor in reducing the risks of these chronic diseases
Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination
Berkeley

Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination

Since the introduction of COVID-19 in late December of 2019, COVID’s rampant spread has locked down families, communities and global economies. With a host of problems ranging from vaccine procurement to administration, Africa’s vaccination effort is in dire need of assistance.
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China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change
Harvard

China’s Current and Future Role in Climate Change

Spurred by an increasingly industrialized world since the mid-20th century, climate change and global warming have risen to the forefront of international issues that have and will continue to define environmental policy for
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Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands
Harvard

Climate Change and Climate Justice in the Pacific Islands

The U.N. International Organization for Migration projects that there will be 200 million climate change migrants by 2050 (1). Some estimates range up to a billion, or more than one in every
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Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades
Harvard

Environmental Destruction Predating Climate Change Has Plagued Low-Income Communities of Color for Decades

Image credit: Ezra Acayan / Getty ImagesAs environmental disasters strike with greater frequency, the conversation around climate action is at its peak. In the last year alone, the United States lost $95 billion in
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Challenging times for Education in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic
Development

Challenging times for Education in Kazakhstan due to the pandemic

The economic crisis is only the tip of the iceberg of the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its underwater part is damage to national educational systems, human capital due to the interruption
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