Global Health Partnerships and Development Goals
During the beginning of the new millennium that is September 2000, the global leaders gathered together at the United Nations for shaping an extensive vision in order to battle with poverty and health related issues in many dimensions for next 15 years. Further that vision of leaders has been translated into 8 Millennium Development Goals (hereinafter referred as MDGs) (United Nations Development Programme, 2015). Thus, this discussion is about right to health, global health partnerships and their targets described through MDGs for the new developed era.
These MDGs has helped in overcoming the challenges related to many social determinants of health area and will continue to do so (Buse & Hawkes, 2015). For an example, out of all health related MDGs and targets; Goal 1 is about eradicating poverty and hunger from the world. In this way, we can easily see that poverty and hunger are the two critical causes of poor health in the global society, if the above two will be eliminated effectively then our globe will grow healthier and happier than today. Goal 4 is about reducing child mortality which is also directly associated with global health. Goal 5 is established to improve maternal health of the world women. In the context of healthy community, goal 6 declares that with the help of target 6A, 6B and 6C of this HIV/AIDS, malaria and other life threatening diseases will be treated effectively as soon as possible. Moreover, Goals 7 and 8 of the MDGs are containing environmental sustainability and developing global partnerships for the healthy and wealthy world. However, a major criticism of the 8 MDGs is the perseverance of disparities in health results, access as well as the let-down in aligning global health funding with the structure-wide challenges (United Nations Development Programme, 2015).
In this way, the info collected from the progress report of the MDGs, the development of Global Health Governance as well as right Healthcare Policy decisions will become easier and effective. Moreover, the translating MDGs into substantial advances in the global health based on operative global health governance will definitely help shaping the healthcare policies in Saudi Arabia (Buse & Hawkes, 2015). Finally, the MDGs will probably the game changer for the global health governance. Besides, if effectively implemented, these will definitely considerably progress global health outcomes as well as improve healthcare policy decisions.
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United Nations Development Programme. (2015, 09 25). Millennium Development Goals. Retrieved from United Nations Development Programme: https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sdgoverview/mdg_goals.html