Engaging the Private Sector and Developing Partnerships to Advance Health and the Sustainable Development Goals – A Workshop

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Where: New York Academy of Medicine (Room 20)

An ad hoc committee will be appointed to plan a 2-day public workshop to explore the potential of partnerships between the public sector, the private sector, and civil society to advance the health focused targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions to examine the following:

1) The SDGs were developed by pro-actively engaging multisector stakeholders through extensive consultation and engagement with country leadership, civil society, academics, and the private sector. How is the engagement of multiple sectors, including those in the public and private sectors, beneficial to the advance of the goals? What strategic opportunities does engagement in the goals present to different sectors?

2) Goal 3 is to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages” and there are nine targets under the goal focused on child and maternal health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, injuries, substance abuse, and universal health coverage among others. How can different sectors contribute to advancing Goal 3 overall and its individual targets?

3) While Goal 3 is the only goal that specifically addresses health, many of the other goals focus on social and economic determinants that underpin the health of individuals and communities. Poor health can stall progress in other development goals, and advancements in other goals can realize improvement in health. How can health be integrated into the advancement of other development goals? How can the health sector be leveraged to make progress beyond Goal 3?

4) How can the private sector support the public sector in the implementation and advancement of the SDGs? Are there existing promising approaches and models for multisectoral collaboration to promote health that could be leveraged to advance the SGDs at the global and country level?

This meeting is free and open to the public. Registration is required and will open in May 2016. An agenda will be posted when available.

For more information, contact Priyanka Nalamada
Phone: 202-334-3861
Email: pnalamada@nas.edu

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