What are the 2016 most important global health issues?

My answer to What are the 2016 most important global health issues?

Answer by Bayan Qandil:

The United Nations put together the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), dubbed “17 Goals to Transform Our World”[1]. They are 17 goals with 169 targets that all UN members states have agreed to try and achieve by 2030.

SDG #3, titled Ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, is focused on health. However almost all of the other goals are directly related to health as well. The World Health Organization has aligned with those goals. Their new agenda, which builds on the Millennium Development Goals, aims to be relevant to all countries and focuses on improving equity to meet the needs of women, children and the poorest, most disadvantaged people.

Below is an infographic published by the WHO to outline their agenda aligned with the SDGs.

You can find out much more on the WHO’s SDG portal.[2]

Footnotes

[1] Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

[2] Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the 2016 most important global health issues?

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