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Pan Afr Med J. 2015 Nov 26;22:306. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2015.22.306.6468. eCollection 2015.

Sustainable Health Development Goals (SHDG): breaking down the walls.

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1
Excellence & Friends Management Care Centre (EFMC) Abuja Nigeria.
2
Hepatology Unit, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary's Hospital Campus, South Wharf Road, W2 1NY, London, United Kingdom; Department of Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, 2 Murtala Mohammed Way, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
3
Hepatology Unit, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary's Hospital Campus, South Wharf Road, W2 1NY, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The world's governments failed to achieve the Health for All 2000 goals from the Alma Ata Declaration of 1978. Although a lot of milestones have been covered since 2000, the world's governing authorities are unlikely to achieve the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expire by the end of this year. The inability to achieve these goals may be linked to the multiplicity of health-related directives and fragmentation of health systems in many countries. However, with the proposed 17 sustainability development goals, health has only one universal aim: to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages. Accomplishing this will require a focus on health systems (system-thinking), commonization of services and full integration of services with total dismantling of vertical programs across the world.

KEYWORDS:

Millennium Development Goals; Sustainable Development Goals; integrated; vertical

PMID:
26966502
PMCID:
PMC4769061
DOI:
10.11604/pamj.2015.22.306.6468
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