Primary health care and the Sustainable Development Goals

Luisa M. Pettigrew, Jan De Maeseneer, Maria-Inez Padula Anderson, Akye Essuman, Michael R. Kidd, Andy Haines

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    After the eight Millennium Development Goals that have shaped progress in the past 15 years, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by governments at the UN General Assembly in September, 2015. SDG3 explicitly relates to health—to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. This goal is translated into 13 targets: three relate to reproductive and child health; three to communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, and addiction; two to environmental health; and one to achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Four further targets relate to tobacco control, vaccines and medicines, health financing and workforce, and global health risk preparedness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2119-2121
    Number of pages3
    JournalThe Lancet
    Issue number10009
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2015


    • Primary health care
    • Sustainable Development
    • health
    • well-being


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