The 71st World Health Assembly agreed on a five-year strategic plan to advance all health-related targets under the SDGs, especially SDG 3 on good health and wellbeing.
The plan sets a “triple-billion” target to be achieved by 2023: extending universal health coverage to one billion more people, ensuring better protection from health emergencies for one billion more people, and promoting better health and wellbeing for one billion more people.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus anticipated that the agency will increase its focus on public health, emphasize country-level impacts, and improve people’s access to health-related knowledge and information.
As global maternal mortality rates nearly halved from 1990 to 2105, the ratio of maternal deaths in the U.S. doubled during that same time period. Wealth gaps and inequality in the U.S. are on the rise. Last year, a cross-country U.S. tour by human rights and extreme poverty expert Philip Alston cast a light on many of the other issues — homelessness and access to clean, safe drinking water, to name a few — that are increasingly common in rural and urban communities in the U.S.
“The level of familiarity [with the Global Goals] within the nonprofit sector, especially at the community level in the U.S., is not that great. But it’s less of a familiarity thing. I don’t think that they are completely convinced that there’s a lot of value in it yet for them, because you are seeing it as a global commitment, versus commitments that they can hang their hats on,” said Tony Pipa, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who studies how the U.S. approaches the Global Goals.
Lee George Lam, chairman of the HK Cyberport Management Company and vice-president of the ESCAP sustainable business network’s executive council, said the business community is one with Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and are working out financing solutions to support the SDGs and help make growth inclusive and reduce inequalities.
The UN released a report on development financing which aimed at the G20 and the World Bank/IMF spring meetings (18—22 April) in Washington. The report warned that the transformative power of technology raises complex ethical, socio-economic, and human rights challenges and risks. It called on governments to make complementary investments (rather than rely on the private sector) to strengthen social protection and develop regulatory frameworks that ensure sharing of the benefits of technology and management of risks.
This data shows the location of the Hospitals under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The source data is in CSV format and processed and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.
This data can be used to locate and contact hospitals under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong.
This data shows the location of the Clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The source data is in CSV format and processed and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.
This data can be used to search locations, cont the ct and name of clinics under the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. Users can find and contact clinics with this data.