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Health sector leading the way on adapting SDGs in Kyrgyzstan. All Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

Health sector leading the way on adapting SDGs in Kyrgyzstan

Now, countries are engaged in adapting this framework to their national contexts and the specific realities they face at the country level. In Kyrgyzstan, this effort is taking place alongside the preparation of the national 2030 development strategy, and the creation of a new national health sector strategy that aims to continue along the path towards universal health coverage. All roads lead to Geneva. WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote. The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister.

WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. Third was Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar. The decision by member states came at the World Health Assembly in Geneva after a fraught campaign. Dr Tedros was well-regarded, particularly by aid donors, for his stewardship of health in the Ethiopian government from 2005 to 2012. Wanted: Top doctor to care for 7 billion people. EASE. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie.

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Food and medical product supply chains stretch across the globe. Biological threats (such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV) and drug-resistant illnesses pose a growing danger to people everywhere, whether diseases are naturally occurring, intentionally produced, or the result of a laboratory accident. In today’s interconnected world, poorly treated cases of TB or pneumonia in Asia and Africa have shown up in U.S. hospitals within days. Emerging global disease threats have created the opportunity to forge new global solutions such as the International Health Regulations (IHR), signed by all 194 member states of the World Health Organization. We Are Not Yet Safe There is much more to be done. Global Health Security Provides Protection From Infectious Disease Threats A disease threat anywhere can mean a threat everywhere.

Facing forward after Ebola: questions for the next director general of the World Health Organization. Governing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: interactions, infrastructures, and institutions. Three of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concerned health.

There is one SDG health goal, broken down into a large number of diverse targets. This article proposes a framework for thinking about these targets. It splits them into 3 levels. The first level is people-centred goals that aim to deliver individual and collective wellbeing through improved health and education, ensuring equitable distribution within and between individuals and countries. These wellbeing goals are supported by second-level “infrastructure goals” that relate to the production, distribution, and delivery of goods and services including food, energy, clean water, and waste and sanitation services in cities and human settlements. In the third level are three natural environment goals which relate to the governance of natural resources and public goods in land, ocean, and air, including biodiversity and climate change. The authors argue that it will be challenging to ensure that these goals can be pursued synergistically. For example the infrastructure goals impact on both the wellbeing and the environmental goals, but perhaps in contradictory ways. For instance, achieving the energy or agriculture goal will have clear benefits for health and education but might be most easily and quickly achieved by actions that undermine biodiversity and climate change goals. The authors argue that decisions at the level of infrastructural goals are typically taken by powerful elites and technical experts, with weak accountability mechanisms and a lack of transparency. A key challenge will be to establish governance arrangements which will ensure that the infrastructure goals can be implemented in balance with the natural environment and wellbeing goals so that inequalities are not exacerbated. – mcquillan_ruth

There is only one health goal in 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Governing the UN Sustainable Development Goals: interactions, infrastructures, and institutions

Critiques of the MDGs included missed opportunities to realise positive interactions between goals.1 Here we report on an interdisciplinary analytical review of the SDG process, in which experts in different SDG areas identified potential interactions through a series of interdisciplinary workshops. Journal article: Shifting to Sustainable Development Goals — Implications for Global Health. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Addressing Unfinished Agenda and Strengthening Sustainable Development and Partnership. Article: Global health ethics: an introduction to prominent theories and relevant topics. List of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Finance & Development, December 2014. Finance & Development, December 2014, Vol. 51, No. 4 Devi Sridhar and Chelsea Clinton PDF version New actors, with new priorities, are crowding a stage the World Health Organization once had to itself.

Finance & Development, December 2014