Despite huge advances made across the world in the fight against poverty, much remains to be done as millions continue to live under harsh, deprived conditions in many parts of the globe. As the Millennium Goals era came to an end in 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched an ambitious new Agenda for Sustainable Development, inviting member countries to achieve 17 key goals and 169 targets by 2030, considered essential to the eradication of poverty in every continent.
Central to this process and to the UiH’s work is goal 3.3 of the Agenda, which requests states to:
“Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states”.
The Agenda is both encouraging and ambitious, offering guidance to a fairer and more just world for all.