COVID-19 has had a profound impact across the globe, affecting health and health services, impacting the global economy, and exacerbating social and economic inequalities. Global cooperation and effective policy are essential for tackling the virus and for ensuring a successful economic recovery. But the global pandemic does not change the fact that the world also continues to face an ever-growing environmental emergency. Indeed, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of governments working together and we must build on this global response to address the climate crisis.
Covid-19 is proving to be a challenge for the entire world. As an academy of science with links to fraternal academies throughout the world, the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka affirms the proven potential of science to tackle such challenges. Decisions taken must rely on evidence-based reasoning. This requires both data and inference. Where […]
Acute injuries have been considered the “number one killer and major cause of disability of children and young people” for more than 20 years and the “neglected disease of modern society” for more than 50 years. In those countries that have replaced the concept of “accident” by “facts and injuries” and focused on acute injury/trauma […]
New report from 130 national academies issues wake-up call to leaders on eve of COP24 The current approach to food, nutrition, agriculture, and the environment is unsustainable and must change. There is no time to waste, say the 130 national academies of science and medicine across Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe that compose the […]