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Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs

Comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000 and an assessment of the challenges for the next 15 years.

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place. This WHO report looks back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the MDG era and assesses the main challenges that will affect health in the coming 15 years.

"Snapshots" on 34 different health topics outline trends, achievements made, reasons for success, challenges and strategic priorities for improving health in the different areas. These "snapshots" range from air pollution to hepatitis to road traffic injuries.

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02. zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

05. gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

06. clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

07. affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

11. sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

13. climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

16. peace and justice

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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