UN SDGs as 17 Health Determinants
As ‘we the peoples of the United Nations’ — our advocacy aims to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — all as factors in recovering and maintaining health. Today we would call all these factors 'Health Determinants.'
As we prepare to globally celebrate the 2020 Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth, her insights still have fresh relevance for achieving a healthy world. In fact, her life and work anticipated these SDGs.
Because Nightingale's work for global health was so broad — encompassing many 'health determinants' such as poverty, nutrition, education, the rights and welfare of women and girls, as well as clean water, clean air and a healthy environment — we are focusing our '2020' work to encourage this advocacy for the 17 UN SDGs.
Thus, NIGH's '2020 Vision' is to actively engage — in Nightingale's name — as many as possible of the world's 20+ million nurses, midwives, concerned citizens — and many other stakeholders — dedicated to achieving global health in our time.
See our new webpage >>> detailing the connections between Florence Nightingale and the UN SDGs as 17 'Health Determinants.
17 New UN Sustainable Development Goals • SDGs
Photo Credits: TOP: Ms. Shoko Noda, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Maldives, participated in a public dialogue on the new Sustainable Development Goals — hosted at the Maldives UN Office. Used with required attribution to the United Nations. LOWER: SDGs Chart from the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, also used with required attribution. Above e-Nightingale graphic from NIGH's archives.