Edited by Sameera Hussain, Dena Javadi, Jean Andrey, Ronald Labonté and Abdul Ghaffar
Globalization and Health
This article collection showcases 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 is focused on policies and programmes outside the health sector – often in collaboration with the health sector – that have health implications through commercial, cultural, economic, environmental, political, or social determinants of health. Here, we gather critical lessons on effectively engaging other sectors to enhance their health outputs, identifying co-benefits and ‘win-wins’ that enhance human health.
With the exception of Brolan et al and Wright et al, all articles in this collection are funded by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization. The Alliance is able to conduct its work thanks to the commitment and support from a variety of funders. These include long-term core contributors from national governments and international institutions, as well as designated funding for specific projects within our current priorities. For the full list of Alliance donors, please visit: https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/partners/en/. This work was undertaken as part of a CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship.