Entries by Zoe Schlagel

COVID-19 Pandemic: Emerging Technological Solutions

    Developing Technologies As of December 2020, about a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world recorded almost 70 million cases and more than 1.5 million deaths. With cases and fatalities still on the rise, health authorities desperately continue to search for solutions to mitigate the effects of the virus. With only a preliminary […]

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Protecting Children’s Right to Health Amid Conflict

Every child has the right to access quality health care. However, due to violence, destruction and displacement caused by armed conflict, millions of children find themselves barred from receiving basic medical and mental services. According to the United Nations, almost 250 million children are affected by armed conflict worldwide. Thus, the work being carried out […]

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Human Trafficking in Senegal

Poverty often drives human trafficking. Senegal faces this problem because 46.7% of its citizens have been living below the poverty line as of 2011. Senegal has become a major country in which women and children are victims of trafficking, undergoing forced labor or experiencing sexual exploitation. Here is some information about human trafficking in Senegal. […]

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A Seat at the Table of Education: Tutudesk Campaign

A healthy learning environment means adequate school supplies and sufficient and quality learning materials. School desks are often less thought of but are also essential resources that impact a child’s learning. UNESCO conducted a study examining the impact of school desks on children in the learning environment and found that a proper school desk is […]

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Strategies to Combat Poverty in Romania

In an effort to combat the nation’s longstanding battle with poverty, the Romanian Government passed 47 measures in 2015/16 to combat poverty in Romania through to 2020. Poverty in Romania At the time these measures passed into law, 40.2% of Romanian people were at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Furthermore, absolute poverty in Romania […]

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Clean Waters: The Ocean Cleanup Organization

Seven years ago, The Ocean Cleanup organization launched as a Dutch nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using autonomous, solar-powered cleaning systems. Now, as part of a new initiative, the organization is rolling out barges in major rivers as an upstream solution to global, prolific marine debris. Marine Plastic Pollution At least eight tons of […]

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2021: The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

The United Nations 74th General Assembly declared 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IFYV). Thus, the United Nations has four primary focus areas: Raising awareness of nutrition and health benefits, promoting balanced and healthy diets, reducing losses and waste and promoting consumption, sustainability, supply chains and capacity strengthening. IFYV and Sustainable Development […]

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The State of Healthcare in Italy

Many know Italy to have one of the best healthcare systems in the world, with the sixth-highest life expectancy, and a low rate of preventable and treatable deaths. Everyone benefits from high-quality care and the Italian government takes measures to ensure the most vulnerable populations receive care. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Italy hard which […]