What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are they useful?
Every person should have access to health care to achieve the highest possible standard of mental and physical health. This is a fundamental human right. However, due to the very different socio-economic and political contexts around the world, this has yet to happen. Can the SDGs solve this?
The panel will give a reality check on the potentials and constraints of the SDGs to transform health inequity.
Dr. Tarek Meguid, a gyneacologist/obstetrician, is a former member of the Independent expert review group in WHO’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.
Dr. Berit Austveg has experience from the UN, World Bank, Norwegian government and NGOs. Her focus has been on sexual and reproductive health.
Malcolm Langford is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo and Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation at CMI.
Moderator: Viva Combs Thorsen, Researcher, University of Oslo – Institute of Health & Society and affiliated with the Center for Global Health.