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UN adopts new global health targets to supersede the millennium goals

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 28 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5177
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The global community formally adopted the sustainable development goals—the successors to the millennium development goals—at a meeting at the United Nations in New York this weekend.

The sustainable development goals consist of 17 goals and 169 targets, with only one goal focusing on health. Goal 3 is to “ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all ages.”

New health related …

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