What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how do they inform global health?
The eight MDGs serve as a framework that all the world’s countries and development institutions have agreed to, through the guidance of the United Nations. The MDGs represent a commitment to address and meet the needs of the world’s poorest population by also raising standards for quality of life. The MDGs range from efforts aimed at increasing educational opportunities, providing stable nutrition, and access to food resources for populations, to providing access to healthcare and prevention for populations most in need.
While MDGs may be more indicative of conditions or needs in one country versus another, all MDGs merit attention and continued efforts within the global landscape. Increasing political, social, and economic challenges have affected the degree to which certain efforts are administered in respective countries. Similarly, provision for the tenets of each MDG will require continued collaboration between governmental and community agencies.
For this assignment review the Learning Resources and reflect on each MDG. Consider how each MDG might apply to your country or region and how the MDGs address the global burden of disease. Then, reflect on how achieving the goals of the MDGs may impact global society and influence your current or future work in public health in a global context
In one page Choose a country and explain which one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) you believe is most relevant for addressing the global burden of disease in that country, and support why. Then, explain how achieving health related SDGs may impact global society in that country. Specifically, in your response be sure to discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community, and societal levels. Provide examples and remember to cite your sources.