Engaging the Private Sector and Developing Partnerships to Advance Health and the Sustainable Development Goals

Proceedings of a Workshop Series

by Rachel M. Taylor, Priyanka Nalamada, and Katherine Perez, Rapporteurs
Forum on Public—Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety
Board on Global Health, Health and Medicine Division, The National Academies Press, 2017

189 pp. 2.9 MB

In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the United Nations Development Summit to serve as a 15-year plan of action for all countries and people. The SDGs include 17 specific goals, and 169 associated targets that set out quantitative objectives across the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, all to be achieved by 2030. Health has been recognized as crucial for sustainable human development and an essential contributor to the economic growth of society. Beyond the goal to “ensure healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages,” many of the other SDGs include targets that are essential to address the environmental and social determinants of health.

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