12 Sep '17, 11pm

Singapore, Nordic countries are above the US in ranking of how places are achieving UN health goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , which seeks to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, was unanimously adopted by 193 member states of the United Nations in 2015. The goals not only set a clear agenda, they also help "create accountability among all countries and help to spur action by key decision makers," said Nancy Fullman, lead author of the study and scientific adviser at Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington in Seattle. The UN plan includes 17 separate goals -- concerning everything from climate change to education -- with 169 specific targets. How health care works around the world To monitor progress, 232 individual indicators of success were established by Fullman and her co-authors. Next, a small army of researchers around the globe -- coordinated by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluat...

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