Review the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, then evaluate the following statement by Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver: “The SDGs are not a menu, they are a roadmap. We need to ask ourselves: Who can we do this with, and who does this affect?”
Discuss the difference between a roadmap and menu in reference to the SDGs and why a roadmap analogy makes more sense. In your response, reference at least two different goals between Goals 4 and 17 that are connected to health. Additionally, identify two key targets for reaching Goal 3 and why you think these are critical. Discuss two actions you could take to help make progress toward reaching the SDGs as a global society. Refer to the United Nations’ “The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World” in the Topic Materials.
Visit “Global: Both Sexes, All Ages, 2016, DALYs” on the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation GBD Compare Data Visualization Hub website. Compare the primary causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) from countries in two different socio-demographic index levels or economic regions. Identify three social or political-economic differences that help explain the differences you observed. Discuss the utility of the disability-adjusted life year (DALY) measure as a composite measure of health. Why is the DALY helpful given the different categories of Communicable, Noncommunicable, and Injury when it comes to comparing mortality and morbidity?
Read Chapter 11 in For the Love of God: Principles and Practice of Compassion in Missions.
Explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) page of the United Nations website. Study all 17 goals in preparation for a discussion question in this topic. URL: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
Explore the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation website.URL: http://www.healthdata.org/
Explore the Data Repository on the Global Health Observatory (GHO) page of the World Health Organization (WHO) website. URL: http://www.who.int/gho/database/en/
Explore the Health Data Tools and Statistics page of the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce website. URL: https://phpartners.org/health_stats.html
Explore the Global Burden of Disease page, located on The Lancet website. URL: http://www.thelancet.com/gbd
Read “The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World,” located on the United Nations website. URL: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/
Watch “Chris Murray and the Global Burden of Disease,” by Gates (2015), located on the YouTube website. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_kfOygmfxA
Watch “Causes of Death: Global Burden of Disease Study 2015,” by The Lancet TV (2016), located on the YouTube website. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERvFgjBHizo
Watch “What Does a $100 Million Public Health Data Revolution Look Like?” by TEDMED (2013), located on the YouTube website. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mususV-jMFk
Watch “The State of Global Health,” by Global Health With Greg Martin (2013), located on the YouTube website. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4mz5r6KiYo
Watch, “The DALY Show, Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY),” by Kahn (Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies) (2014), located on the YouTube website. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exce4gy7aOk
Explore “Global: Both Sexes, All Ages, 2016, DALYs, ” located on the GBD Compare/Viz Hub page of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation website. URL: https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/