Edited by Sameera Hussain, Dena Javadi, Jean Andrey, Ronald Labonté and Abdul Ghaffar
Globalization and Health
This article collection will showcase multisectoral approaches to achieving the health and well-being related goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Member States aim to achieve by 2030. Goal 3 focuses explicitly on health, however, almost all other goals are related to or contribute to health and well-being.
This article collection will focus on policies and programmes outside the health sector – potentially in collaboration with the health sector – that have health implications through commercial, cultural, economic, environmental, political, or social determinants of health. We hope to gather critical lessons on effectively engaging other sectors to enhance their health outputs, identifying co-benefits and ‘win-wins’ that enhance human health.
This special issue is supported by the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHSPR) and the Canadian Society for International Health’s SDGs for Health Community of Practice.