When the G7 and heads of intergovernmental organizations come together today in the beautiful Charlevoix region of Quebec, there will be one goal in everyone’s mind: Build a more sustainable, equitable and secure world.

A newly developed and validated tool called the Survey-based Women’s emPowERment (SWPER) index enables the quantitative measurement of progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieving gender equality and empowering all girls.

You’ve probably had a key question about the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. How much will all this cost?   The answer is: $371 billion annually. That’s the estimated additional spending on improved health service delivery and universal health coverage to meet…

The refugee and migrant crisis, progress towards the sustainable development goals, climate change and global health were all top issues at last week’s UN General Assembly meeting. Yet the continent most affected by these—Africa—had little say, writes Sekou Toure Otondi, a…

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has created an index that measures countries’ progress toward the UN’s much-publicized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Working with SDG administrators, researchers at the institute synthesized several dozen health…

When countries signed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, they committed to work toward universal health coverage. Almost a year later, hurdles to achieving the goal remain.

Depression resulted in the largest amount of ill health worldwide in 2013, affecting more than 10% of the world’s 1.8 billion 10-24 year olds. And alcohol remains the world's leading risk factor for ill health in young adults aged 20-24 responsible for 7% of the disease…

By Dayna Kerecman Myers   Getting Real About the SDGs In addition to the planetary health theme, this year's CUGH zeroed in on the SDGs and implications for academic global health, as well as the successes and failures of MDGs.

The Sustainable Development Goals represent “a significant moment in the history of development,” says Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

With Pope Francis, Malala Yousafzai and Shakira kicking things off, 193 countries signed off on a 15-year plan for global development on Friday.