Health in the sustainable development goals: ready for a paradigm shift?

Health in the sustainable development goals: ready for a paradigm shift?Globalization and Health "In contrast to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals with the proposed health agenda aspires to be universally applicable to all countries and are appropriately broad in encompassing both communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as emerging burdens from, among other things, road traffic accidents and pollution. We argue that success in realizing the agenda requires a paradigm shift in the way we address global health. (...) We are concerned that neither the international community nor the global health community truly appreciates the extent of the shift required to implement this health agenda which is a critical determinant of sustainable development." (Photo: Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-being © flickr)

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