Are the SDGs good enough for global health? [podcast available]

in the series Global Health Lab Discussions

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Date: Tuesday 17 November 2015
Time: 5:15 pm 6:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Discussion
Speaker(s): Rob Yates, Modi Mwatsama and Andy Haines
Chair(s): Martin McKee and Richard Horton

After tense negotiations, 193 countries have agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seek to end poverty around the globe by 2030. But how well do the SDGs and their targets address global health needs?

How can the SDGs be implemented and measured most effectively? How can the SDGs be more successful than the Millennium Development Goals in improving global health? In this Global Health Lab we will be exploring these questions and others to discuss whether the SDGs are good enough for global health. Come and join the debate to find out!

Chairs: Martin McKee, ECOHOST, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Richard Horton, The Lancet


  • Rob Yates, Chatham House
  • Modi Mwatsama, UK Health Forum
  • Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Follow the debate on Twitter: #GHLab

*The Lancet and ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change on behalf of the School have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focussed discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today.

Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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