Long-term targets: Punjab launches SDG for health, wellbeing

The aim of the launch is to reiterate the government’s commitment towards achieving the health goals

APP December 15, 2016

LAHORE: The Punjab government in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef Pakistan has launched the Sustainable Development Goal-III (SDG) titled ‘Good Health and Wellbeing for All’.

The aim of the launch is to reiterate the government’s commitment towards achieving the health goals included in the SDGs and to provide a platform for the government and development partners.

Pakistan being a member of the UN signed the SDGs in 2015 and made a commitment to the 17 goals and 169 targets.

All SDGs were integrated and at the heart lies the SDG-III, which aims to create awareness among relevant sectors at all levels about the goals, its targets and how to effectively anchor them in provincial policies and programmes while reflecting on the challenges and lessons learnt from the millennium development goals.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2016.

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