Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Council of Science Editors organized a "Global theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development" in order to encourage research on the subject and to disseminate that research to the widest possible audience. Science journals were invited to simultaneously publish articles on poverty and human development on October 22, 2007. The result was 750 articles published in 235 science journals from 37 countires on a broad range of topics relating to the impact of poverty on health, the challenges of porviding adequate medical care to the poor, and the ability of various health initiatives to reduce poverty. MOJ readers engaged in analyses of poverty and health will want to check out the Council's website (here), which describes the project and contains a partial list of the articles published. The Council has urged the journals to make the global theme published articles available to the public for free; some can be accessed online from the Council's website.