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Annals of Intensive Care supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5):
Achieve gender equality and empower all women  and girls

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The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the centre of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and focus on a shared path towards peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 

The SDG’s recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Research towards these 17 goals is critical for global transformation to happen.
Any discussion about sustainable development is underpinned by gender inequality and its wide-reaching effects. Only when gender equity is achieved can we hope to be on a secure footing to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Annals of Intensive Care and the French Society of Intensive Care trust the vital role of women and the need for their full and equal participation and leadership in all areas of sustainable development. To this aim we are committed to increase the women representativeness in the Journal Editorial Board and authorship. We see this as the start of a long term commitment, a journey we will take together, a new partnership with the widest possible engagement across the whole journal community.

We wish to acknowledge the women who accepted to join the Editorial Board panel of Annals of Intensive Care for their precious collaboration and generously contributing of their talent and time to the Journal development:

Nadia Aissaoui, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou and Université de Paris, France

Cecile Aubron, CHU de Brest, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France

Laetitia Bodet, Tours Hospital, France

Maria Cronhjort, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ludhmila Hajjar, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Olfa Hamzaoui, Robert Debre Hospital, University hospitals of Reims, France

Julie Helms University Hospital of Strasbourg, France

Jiao Liu, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China

Ling Liu, Zhongda Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University, China

Suzana Margareth Ajeje Lobo, Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto, Brazil 

Flavia Machado, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

Marlies Ostermann, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, UK

Rui Shi, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Julia Wendon, Kings College Hospital, UK

Annals of Intensive Care publications related to SDG5:

Gender and racial differences in first and senior authorship of high-impact critical care randomized controlled trial studies from 2000 to 2022
Chander, S., Luhana, S., Sadarat, F. et al.
Ann. Intensive Care 13, 56 (2023)

Ten actions to achieve gender equity among intensivists: the French Society of Intensive Care (FICS) model 
Hamzaoui, O., Boissier, F., Salmon Gandonnière, C. et al.
Ann. Intensive Care 12, 59 (2022)

Gender disparity in critical care publications: a novel Female First Author Index
Sowmya Chary, Karin Amrein, Djøra I. Soeteman, et al.
Annals of Intensive Care 2021 11,103 (2021)

Perceived inequity, professional and personal fulfillment by women intensivists in France
Caroline Hauw-Berlemont, Cécile Aubron, Nadia Aissaoui, et al.
Annals of Intensive Care 11, 72 (2021)

Go through The Springer Nature Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Programme and the SDG5 hub