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SDG 10 Reduced Inequality

Cancer: mortality is higher among Black people in Barretos (São Paulo state, Brazil) and among White people in São Paulo city
SDG 3, SDG 10
Cancer: mortality is higher among Black people in Barretos (São Paulo state, Brazil) and among White people in São Paulo city

In 18 cities of the Barretos region, where the proportion of Black people in the population is smaller, cancer kills more members of this ethnic group, whereas in the capital of the same state, it kills more White people, according to a study that compares cancer mortality rates and points to ways of reducing inequalities in diagnosis and treatment.


The art of Rosana Paulino lays bare the trauma of slavery in Brazil
SDG 10
The art of Rosana Paulino lays bare the trauma of slavery in Brazil

The artist outlined her life’s work in the Eighth FAPESP 2023 Lecture, which was entitled “Roots that emerge: interweavings of art and science”.


‘Science must go into corner stores, bars and homes,’ urges Brazilian astronomer who works with NASA
SDG 10
‘Science must go into corner stores, bars and homes,’ urges Brazilian astronomer who works with NASA

On a visit to São Paulo to participate in the FAPESP 2023 Interdisciplinary School in Exact and Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, astrophysicist Duília de Mello argued that science popularization can combat epistemic bubbles.


Amazon+10 Initiative and CNPq issue new call to support scientific expeditions in the region
SDG 10, SDG 11, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15, SDG 17
Amazon+10 Initiative and CNPq issue new call to support scientific expeditions in the region

Subnational funding agencies and Brazil’s National Scientific Council will partner to allocate almost BRL 60 million to research projects that explore little-known areas of the world’s largest tropical forest.


New working group of the GRC is tasked with facilitating multilateral cooperation in science
SDG 10, SDG 17
New working group of the GRC is tasked with facilitating multilateral cooperation in science

First meeting was held last week in The Hague, Netherlands, during the Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council.


Scientific publishers and funding agencies unite in favor of racial and ethnic diversity in research
SDG 5, SDG 10
Scientific publishers and funding agencies unite in favor of racial and ethnic diversity in research

Initiatives developed by Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry, South Africa’s National Research Foundation and German Research Foundation were presented at event held in The Hague, Netherlands.


The quest for equity and inclusion in the research ecosystem has moved beyond the gender issue
SDG 5, SDG 10
The quest for equity and inclusion in the research ecosystem has moved beyond the gender issue

This assessment was made by participants of an event promoted on Tuesday by the Gender Working Group of the Global Research Council. One of the panelists was Marco Antonio Zago, president of FAPESP.


Leaders of higher education institutions meet to discuss equity and diversity policies
SDG 5, SDG 10
Leaders of higher education institutions meet to discuss equity and diversity policies

Rectors, vice-rectors, pro-rectors and heads of department at universities in São Paulo state established Rede Equidade as a force for formulating and promoting equity programs that take into account the links between gender and other differences and inequalities.


Leisure facilities are increasing in São Paulo City but are still mainly in high-income areas
SDG 3, SDG 10, SDG 11
Leisure facilities are increasing in São Paulo City but are still mainly in high-income areas

A study analyzed changes to the built environment to promote physical activity in Brazil’s largest city between 2015 and 2020, using data from online public libraries as well as the city and state governments.


Black women suffer most from tooth loss, study shows
SDG 10
Black women suffer most from tooth loss, study shows

In a survey of 3,021 people conducted in a Brazilian city, the proportion was 26% higher than for white women, 19% higher than for White men and 14% higher than for Black men. The findings are reported in PLOS ONE.


Escalation in racial violence coexists with the more subtle and silent systemic racism, scholars say
SDG 10
Escalation in racial violence coexists with the more subtle and silent systemic racism, scholars say

The 15th FAPESP 60 Years Conference, entitled “Research on racism and its challenges in contemporary society”, featured Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, a professor at Duke University, and Márcia Lima, a professor at the University of São Paulo.


Reducing childhood poverty could cut criminal convictions by almost a quarter, study shows
SDG 10
Reducing childhood poverty could cut criminal convictions by almost a quarter, study shows

Brazilian researchers interviewed 1,905 children twice in seven years and analyzed 22 risk factors that can influence human development. An article on the study is published in Scientific Reports.


Brazil has the conditions to assure global food security with sustainability
SDG 2, SDG 10
Brazil has the conditions to assure global food security with sustainability

However, scientific research is essential to take innovation to the countryside and raise yields without increasing deforestation, according to the experts who participated in an online seminar organized by FAPESP and the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences.


Amazonia was densely populated in the past and human action has shaped the present-day forest
SDG 10, SDG 11
Amazonia was densely populated in the past and human action has shaped the present-day forest

Eduardo Góes Neves, an archeologist at the University of São Paulo, sets out this and other findings of 15 years of research in a book for non-specialists.


The central role of the alphabetical writing system in the colonization of America
SDG 10, SDG 13
The central role of the alphabetical writing system in the colonization of America

The topic was discussed by French historian Serge Gruzinski in a lecture delivered at the FAPESP 60 Years School in Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts.


Poverty reduction does not always mean less inequality, experts argue
SDG 10
Poverty reduction does not always mean less inequality, experts argue

This and related issues were discussed by Martin Ravallion from Georgetown University and Marcelo Medeiros from Columbia University (USA) during the 13th FAPESP 60 Years Conference.


Biodiversity conservation is linked to poverty reduction, scientists say
SDG 1, SDG 3, SDG 10, SDG 12, SDG 14, SDG 15
Biodiversity conservation is linked to poverty reduction, scientists say

In a webinar held to present the third chapter of the book published by the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences to commemorate FAPESP’s sixtieth anniversary, specialists showed that protection of terrestrial and marine environments contributes to food production and job creation, among other benefits.


Study points to ways of involving visually impaired people in environmental disaster prevention
SDG 10
Study points to ways of involving visually impaired people in environmental disaster prevention

Brazilian researchers show that inclusion is necessary if disaster prevention policy is to avoid the “invisibility” of these people and reduce the barriers that intensify vulnerability.


Frail health and anti-Indigenous attitudes have exacerbated deaths from COVID-19 in the Amazon
SDG 3, SDG 10
Frail health and anti-Indigenous attitudes have exacerbated deaths from COVID-19 in the Amazon

The warning came from a FAPESP-held webinar in which researchers discussed the present-day and historical factors that explain the inadequate response to the pandemic in Brazil’s North region.


FAPESP and 15 other funders launch joint call for research proposals in social sciences and humanities
SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP and 15 other funders launch joint call for research proposals in social sciences and humanities

The call aims to advance knowledge of the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and solutions to mitigate them. The submission deadline is July 12. Eligibility checking ends June 14.


FAPESP will select projects that contribute to public policies for recovery from COVID-19
SDG 3, SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 17
FAPESP will select projects that contribute to public policies for recovery from COVID-19

A total of BRL 18.5 million will be allocated to funding for collaborative projects by researchers in the state of São Paulo with colleagues in other countries. Proposals must be submitted not later than July 10.


Brazil’s biodiversity law needs to be adapted to the Nagoya Protocol
SDG 2, SDG 10, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 17
Brazil’s biodiversity law needs to be adapted to the Nagoya Protocol

The law disciplines Brazil’s actions as a provider but not as a user of genetic resources from other countries, researcher Bráulio Dias noted during an online seminar held by FAPESP.


Specialists advocate universal access to the internet and remote learning technologies as public goods
SDG 4, SDG 10
Specialists advocate universal access to the internet and remote learning technologies as public goods

In an online seminar hosted by FAPESP, researchers from Brazil, the United States and France analyzed the impact of the pandemic on educational inequality.


FAPESP launches Brazilian Center for Early Child Development
SDG 4, SDG 10
FAPESP launches Brazilian Center for Early Child Development

The new Applied Research Center’s mission is to conduct research that can provide input for public policies. FAPESP is partnering with the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation and INSPER to mount the initiative.


Why it is harder for Brazilians of African descent to find bone marrow donors
SDG 3, SDG 10
Why it is harder for Brazilians of African descent to find bone marrow donors

According to a study published in Frontiers in Immunology, the reason is their genetic heterogeneity and lack of proportional representation in the Brazilian bone marrow bank.


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