Sustainable Development Goals and the right to health

September 23, 2015

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From 25 to 27 September 2015, the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held in New York. During this high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly, the Millennium Development Goals will be replaced with 17 new, broadly discussed, global goals. 

Leading up to the summit, the Health and Human Rights Journal published a daily blog, written by experts from various fields and writing from various perspectives, on the links between the SDGs and health and human rights.

Topics discussed include accountability, the concept of Universal Health Coverage, child health, climate change, tuberculosis and many more. For health professionals who are new to the topic, there is recent Lancet article explaining what the SDGs are and how they are related to health. 

SDG Series blogs:

Lancet article

UN set to change the world with new development goals John Maurice, The Lancet , Volume 386 , Issue 9999, 2015, pp. 1121-1124