Editorial: Technology for Well-being

  • Setyawan Widyarto


According to the United Nations, rising life expectancy would lead to a doubling of people in the world who are at least 60 years of age by 2050, and then a tripling of that age group fifty years after that. A variety of issues related to healthcare can be the listed: keeping populations healthy, healthcare technology and shifting demographics and lifestyles. According to a study released by the World Health Organisation in 2016, the new global healthcare workforce is rarely equipped to collaborate with elderly persons to ensure they can increase influence of their own health. For sustainable growth, preserving safe lives and encouraging well-being at all ages is important. Major advances have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the prevalent killers associated with infant and maternal mortality but strengthening professional delivery services will entail working towards reaching the goal of fewer than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030. It will also require more effective technology for renewable fuel usage during cooking and education on the dangers of cigarettes to achieve the goal of eliminating premature deaths from incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030. In order to completely eliminate a wide variety of diseases and resolve many various chronic and evolving health problems, many more initiatives are needed. Through an emphasis on providing more appropriate financing for health services, better sanitation and hygiene, improved access to hospitals, and more. By focusing on our individual biology, medical biotechnology personalizes medicine, industrial biotechnology is used to create more eco-friendly methods of building stuff, agricultural biotechnology will help feed a growing global population, and synthetic biology helps to manufacture important chemicals and materials sustainably. Environmental biotechnology, meanwhile, can still solve the vexing plastic contamination crisis. However while recent developments in biotechnology have opened up exciting new possibilities, crucial ethical problems have also been developed - as society is grappling with ideas such as gene-edited babies.

How to Cite
Widyarto, S. (2020). Editorial: Technology for Well-being. Selangor Science & Technology Review (SeSTeR), 4(2). Retrieved from http://sester.journals.unisel.edu.my/ojs/index.php/sester/article/view/188