STIA-363 Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals
Spring for 2017-2018
The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in September 2015 to provide a comprehensive framework for the global development agenda through 2030; they replaced the Millennium Development Goals which played a similar role from 2000-2015. Of the 17 SDGs, SDG 3 is devoted to health and contains 13 sub-goals or “targets.” This course will provide an overview of the SDGs, the process through which they were developed and the challenges we will face in trying to meet them. Specific attention will be paid to the SDG health targets and the ecosystem of development partners working in the global health space. We will critically examine the practicalities of implementing an ambitious agenda and consider the policy environment, partnerships and funding that will be required to support the SDGs. This course will provide real world examples of challenges faced by development partners; students will be actively encouraged to take advantage of the dynamic global health policy and advocacy community in Washington DC.
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