COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals

COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals

Societal Influence

1st Edition - June 30, 2022

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  • Editors: Mohammad Hadi Dehghani, Rama Karri, Sharmili Roy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323913072

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COVID-19 and the Sustainable Development Goals: Societal Influence explores how the coronavirus pandemic impacts the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), paying particular attention to socioeconomic and disaster risk management dimensions. Sections provide a foundational understanding of the virus and its risk factors, cover relevant mitigation measures for minimizing the spread of COVID-19, explore the virus’s originations and transmission mechanisms, and look at gold standard procedures for COVID-19 testing and antibody-based diagnosis. Final sections present the latest insights on the global effects of COVID-19 and examine potential future challenges, opportunities and strategic responses.

Key Features

  • Synthesizes interdisciplinary research into one comprehensive resource for easier research and teaching
  • Presents state-of-the-art insights on the global effects of this ongoing pandemic across a wide range of sectors
  • Includes case studies, challenges, opportunities and future perspectives


Masters students, PhD students, and researchers in Sustainable Development, Energy, Environmental Science, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Transportation, Tourism, Public Health, Virology, etc., practitioners and policy makers in the same fields listed above

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: COVID-19 Effects on Sustainable Global Goals (SDG's)
    1. Effect of the COVID-19 on Hunger and food crisis
    Hojatollah Kakaei, Heshmatollah Nourmoradi, Salar Bakhtiyari, Mohsen Jalilian and Amin Mirzaei
    2. Effect of the COVID-19 on availability of clean water and sanitization
    Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh, Lara Hamdanieh and Simin Nasseri
    3. Effects of COVID 19 on future education: imagining tomorrow’s lessons
    Syazana Abdullah Lim and Lim Suzylily
    4. Effect of the COVID-19 on access to affordable and clean energy
    Rajiv Chandra Rajak, Knawang Chhunji Sherpa and Gour Gopal Satpati
    5. Effect of the COVID-19 on decent work, economic growth and world trade
    Shirsendu Nandi and Chetna Chauhan
    6. Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sports industry
    Sara Keshkar and Gholam Ali Karegar
    7. COVID-19 impacts on air pollution and climate change
    Hemant Bherwani, Rakesh Kumar, Dhanya Balachandran and Alaka Das
    8. Air quality during COVID-19 lockdown and its implication towards Sustainable Development goals
    Harish Chandra Phuleria, Rama Rao Karri, Chimurkar Navinya and Suman Yadav
    9. COVID-19 Pandemic; the Fears and Hopes for SDG 3, with focus on prevention and control of Non-communicable Diseases (SDG 3.4) and Universal Health Coverage (SDG 3.8)
    Amirhossein Takian, Amirhossein Takian, Azam Raoofi and Hajar Haghighi
    10. Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological aspects
    Jaber S. Alqahtani, Abdulelah Aldhahir, Ahmad Almamary, Saeed Alghamdi, Saleh Komies, Malik Althobiani and Abdallah Y. Naser
    11. Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social factors
    Rohit Sindhwani, Pavan Kumar Gudavalleti and Venkataramanaiah Saddikuti
    12. Impact of COVID 19 in curbing the goals of ensuring sustainable development of life on land (SDG 15) and below water (SDG 14)
    Samuel Jacob and Louis Anto Nirmal
    13. Global implications of biodiversity loss on pandemic disease: COVID-19
    Sneha Gautam

    Part 2: Outbreak Management and relevant case studies towards SDG’s
    14. Disaster risk management during COVID-19 pandemic
    Shirsendu Nandi
    15. A step towards better sample management of COVID-19: On-spot detection by biometric technology and artificial intelligence
    Sharmili Roy
    16. Wearable Body Sensor Network: SDGs Panacea for a Holistic SARS-CoV-2 Mitigation, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Health Informatics Interventions
    Olusegun Abayomi Olalere
    17. The Impact of Covid-19 on Regional Poverty: Evidence from Latin America
    Ebru Topcu
    18. Status-quo of outbreak and control of COVID-19 in South East Asian nations during first phase - A case study for sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)
    Malai Zeiti Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Rama Rao Karri, and Yajnasri Karri
    19. Correlational and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Modeling on Wet Fallout’s Chemical Composition during MCO due to COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia
    Ku Mohd Kalkausar Ku Yusof, Samsuri Abdullah, Mohd Hakkim Firdaus Hamzah, Amalina Abu Mansor and Azman Azid

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323913072

About the Editors

Mohammad Hadi Dehghani

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani is a Professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering in Tehran, Iran. His scientific research interests include environmental science (environmental pollution, air quality, air pollution, waste management, health risk assessment). He is the author of various research studies published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has authored 12 books, edited 6 books with Elsevier, and more than 200 full papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an editorial board member, guest editor and reviewer for many internal and international journals and is a member of several international science committees. He has a supervisor and advisor for PhD and MSc theses at the TUMS. He is currently also a member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health and member of the Institute for Environmental Research at the TUMS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran, Iran

Rama Karri

Dr. Rama Rao Karri M.Tech, PhD is a Senior Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei. He received his M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and a PhD from IIT Delhi, Delhi, India, both in Chemical Engineering. He worked as Postdoc at the National University of Singapore, Singapore and has more than 18 years of experience in academia, industry, and research. He has published around 86 research articles in reputed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings with over 1200 citations and has an h-index of 19 (Scopus and Google Scholar). He is an editorial board member for 6 renowned journals and peer-review member for more than 74 reputed journals. He was the Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE), IGI Global, USA from January 2019 to April 2020).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Sharmili Roy

Dr. Sharmili Roy is currently pursuing her second Post-Doctoral Research in Oncology / Medical Research at the Division of Oncology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, USA. She earned her PhD. from Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei under the supervision of Prof. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed. Prior to joining Stanford University, she worked for her first Post-Doctoral training at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India as a National Post Doctorate holder (NPDF) funded by SERB, Government of India. Her current research is focused on the development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology with various clinical samples, especially with many kinds of cancer DNA samples, molecular diagnostics on cancer, and DNA digital data storage process. She has expertized on point of care biosensors technology development based on Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) during her Ph.D. tenure. She has published several high impact factor research papers such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Analytical Methods, ACS sensors, Food Control, Food chemistry, Electroanalysis, 3 biotech, etc. Alongside, she has 3 USA patents, 5 book chapters, and 1 book with Prof. Chandra entitled," Diagnostic strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses" in Springer, May 2020 (

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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