Patricio V Marquez
Back in 2015, in his powerful Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si” or “Praise Be to You”, Pope Francis made a powerful statement, unifying both the spiritual and scientific dimensions of life, on one of humanity’s greatest challenges in the 21st Century: environmental destruction and climate change.
The original version of this blog was posted as a World Bank Group Investing in Health blog, May 31, 2022:
Patricio V. Marquez and Bronwyn King
As discussed today in the 2022 World Bank Group (WBG)-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings flagship event "On the Frontlines of Rising Fragility”, over the last two years, the world has seen a series of massive setbacks to stability in regions across the world. As noted, this disturbing trend points to an urgent need for the international community to come together and develop new and innovative approaches to deal with and help people cope with
Today, World Water Day 2022, is an opportune time to have a look at the societal risks of contaminated drinking water. Indeed, a lack of access to safe water is considered one of the top health risks based on impact to populations.
International Women's Day 2022: Healthy Women are the Bedrock of Sustainable Development and Prosperous Societies
The global community comes together on March 8th to celebrate this year's International Women's Day under the United Nations (UN) theme "Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”. This is the time to celebrate women's achievements and contributions to our individual lives and to the wellbeing of society as a whole.
While attending the 30th Austin Marathon on February 20th, 2022, not to run, but as a show of solidarity and encouragement to my second son, Alejandro, who ran a half marathon on a beautiful early spring morning in Texas, I felt a great deal of excitement, happiness, and pride.