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SDG 10 Reduced Inequality

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.


The impact of the pandemic on the Brazilian labor market
SDG 10
The impact of the pandemic on the Brazilian labor market

Black people and women are worst-off – blacks because they mainly work in the informal sector and women because they are mainly considered non-essential workers.


Red propolis could be used to treat schistosomiasis
SDG 3, SDG 10
Red propolis could be used to treat schistosomiasis

In vitro studies and experiments with mice show that the natural extract was more effective than the only drug available to combat this parasitic disease.


Diabetes epidemic detected among Xavante indigenous community in Central Brazil
SDG 3, SDG 10
Diabetes epidemic detected among Xavante indigenous community in Central Brazil

Researchers examine retinas and find high prevalence of type 2 diabetes as well as ocular problems caused by the disease.


Risk of death from COVID-19 in São Paulo is 50% higher in low-income areas
SDG 10
Risk of death from COVID-19 in São Paulo is 50% higher in low-income areas

Study correlated confirmed and suspected COVID-19 deaths in the city of São Paulo between March and June with socio-economic data on area in which deceased patients lived, showing that such deaths peaked in mid-May.


Emergency income support has changed the way Brazilian society sees the welfare safety net
SDG 1, SDG 10, SDG 16
Emergency income support has changed the way Brazilian society sees the welfare safety net

Economists who took part in a webinar organized by FAPESP to discuss options for the post-pandemic economic recovery said this is the right time to implement broad basic income policies.


COVID-19: A need to go out to work explains why some areas have more cases than others
SDG 3, SDG 10
COVID-19: A need to go out to work explains why some areas have more cases than others

A study of São Paulo city shows that neighborhoods with more hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus coincide with areas whose inhabitants have been unable to shelter at home.


FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery
SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery

Scientific Director Luiz Eugênio Mello is taking part in a group charged with providing scientific support to the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery.


Urban transmission of COVID-19 reproduces territorial inequities
SDG 3, SDG 10
Urban transmission of COVID-19 reproduces territorial inequities

The study will analyze how the disease affects different communities in Brazil and the US based on social and demographic characteristics related to drivers of environmental vulnerability.


Social inequality makes combating COVID-19 even harder
SDG 10
Social inequality makes combating COVID-19 even harder

Study shows that São Paulo City has eight distinct urban groups in economic, social and cultural terms, making effective action against the pandemic a challenge.


Vulnerability of Brazilian workers evaluated in crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
SDG 3, SDG 10
Vulnerability of Brazilian workers evaluated in crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Only 13.8% of the workforce has jobs in sectors not badly hit by social isolation according to a research network set up to propose ways of improving the quality of government policies for dealing with the crisis.


The COVID-19 pandemic requires society to provide more care for the elderly
SDG 3, SDG 10
The COVID-19 pandemic requires society to provide more care for the elderly

Some 300,000 older people live alone in São Paulo City, and more than 8,000 say they have no one to turn to for help. A study supported by FAPESP describe their vulnerability in the ongoing public health crisis.


Housing deficit makes “vertical isolation” impossible, Brazilian researchers say
SDG 3, SDG 10
Housing deficit makes “vertical isolation” impossible, Brazilian researchers say

Research by the FAPESP-funded Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) shows that it is not feasible to separate high-risk groups in low-income communities, where the majority of the Brazilian population live. The problem is especially acute in the Southeast region, with metropolitan São Paulo displaying the largest deficit.


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