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Publication – Integrating Blue: How Do We Make Nationally Determined Contributions Work for Both Blue Carbon and Local Coastal Communities?

Publication – Integrating Blue: How Do We Make Nationally Determined Contributions Work for Both Blue Carbon and Local Coastal Communities?

Dahdaleh Institute Planetary Health Fellow Byomkesh Talukder was one of 33 experts in academia, project development, and policy who each developed ten key questions about how to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to optimize Blue Carbon Ecosystem’s integration into policy without compromising livelihoods or social justice. The questions were distilled into ten themes, ranked in […]

Designing One Health Governance for Antimicrobial Stewardship (DESIGN)

Designing One Health Governance for Antimicrobial Stewardship (DESIGN)

Background The rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a silent pandemic, driven by antimicrobial (AM) overuse and misuse in agriculture and human and animal health, heightens the need for improved global and national governance to strengthen AM stewardship. Although recognition of One Health (OH) principles in governing the prevention of AMR has grown, their practical […]

Publication: A Pandemic Treaty, Revised International Health Regulations, or Both?

Publication: A Pandemic Treaty, Revised International Health Regulations, or Both?

Focusing on a possible “pandemic treaty”, Mary Wiktorowicz, associate director of the Dahdaleh Institute, has co-authored a commentary in BMC Globalization and Health. The World Health Assembly will be convening a special session in late 2021 to consider developing a so-called “pandemic treaty”— a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness and […]

New Publication: Mutual Care: Rethinking Our Relationship with Outdoor Spaces, by James Stinson

New Publication: Mutual Care: Rethinking Our Relationship with Outdoor Spaces, by James Stinson

Dahdaleh Institute Postdoctoral Fellow James Stinson has published an article in the magazine Mountain Life. The article discusses the growing awareness of the health benefits of spending time in nature and argues that while increasing visitation to natural areas may benefit human health, it also leads to environmental degradation. In order for outdoor recreation to foster a […]

Inaugural Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarships Awarded to Two Outstanding Students

Inaugural Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarships Awarded to Two Outstanding Students

The Dahdaleh Institute has launched the Dahdaleh Global Health Graduate Scholarship Program, awarding inaugural scholarships to two exceptional global health graduate scholars—Beauty Umana and Sarah Khan—for their promise of excellence in research addressing key global health challenges. Beauty’s project will focus on TB stigma in South Africa and aim to illuminate how language commonly associated with […]

New Publication - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Optimize COVID-19 Clinical Public Health and Vaccination Roll-Out Strategies in Africa

New Publication - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Optimize COVID-19 Clinical Public Health and Vaccination Roll-Out Strategies in Africa

COVID-19 is imposing massive health, social and economic costs. While many developed countries have started vaccinating, most African nations are waiting for vaccine stocks to be allocated and are using clinical public health (CPH) strategies to control the pandemic. The emergence of variants of concern (VOC), unequal access to the vaccine supply and locally specific […]

Evaluating the Governance of Emergent Pandemic Zoonoses: A systems and legal analysis of wildlife markets

Evaluating the Governance of Emergent Pandemic Zoonoses: A systems and legal analysis of wildlife markets

Actionable evidence focused on the regulation of wildlife trade, from which SARS and SARS-CoV-2 are believed to have emerged, is critical to prevent future pandemics. Connecting social, legal, and cultural dynamics that affect the regulation of wildlife trade in countries where zoonotic epidemics (Ebola) and pandemics (SARS and SARS-CoV-2) have emerged is needed.  The purpose of […]

New Book Chapter: Review and Selection of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) Technique for Sustainability Assessment

New Book Chapter: Review and Selection of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) Technique for Sustainability Assessment

Dahdaleh Institute Planetary Health Fellow Byomkesh Talukder recently published a chapter in a new book, titled Energy Systems Evaluation(Volume 1). The chapter discusses the procedures of multi-criteria decision analysis and how it can be useful for assessing sustainability. Sustainability assessment requires managing and assessing multidimensional indicators, and MCDA follows a transparent and structured process for decision-making by considering […]

Narratives of vulnerability and resilience: An investigation of the climate action plans of New York City and Copenhagen

Narratives of vulnerability and resilience: An investigation of the climate action plans of New York City and Copenhagen

This paper by Dahdaleh Institute Research Fellow Chiara Camponeschi, argues that the rise of a global mainstream resilience narrative is advancing a strategically simplified concept of vulnerability that is being exploited to open up lucrative new opportunities for profit. In particular, it presents three ways in which mainstream narratives are currently masking--if not exacerbating--the vulnerability […]

Publication - Health impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers

Publication - Health impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers

Dahdaleh Institute Planetary Health Fellow Dr. Byomkesh Talukder has recently co-authored a new article on the health impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers. Director of the Dahdaleh Institute Dr. James Orbinski was also one of the contributors to the research. The authors state that the health of smallholder farmers is crucial for ensuring food […]