Health in the Sustainable Development Goals: where we are now in the South-East Asia Region? What next?
Health is centrally placed in the 2030 Agenda. The health goal (SDG3) is comprehensive: ‘to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’. SDG3 builds on the significant success of the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It recognizes an ‘unfinished MDG agenda’; it responds to new health priorities and increasing concerns about health security, and the health impact of migration and climate change. The SDG agenda recognizes that human health and well-being depend on the political, economic and social systems, and the natural environment, within which people live. It includes ‘means of implementation’ targets i.e. related to the health systems that deliver needed services.
Evaluation of WHO's contribution to maternal health in the South-East Asia Region
The Report describes the evaluation of WHO's contribution to the Maternal Health Program in South-East Asia Region. This was an independent evaluation conducted in 2015 by Amaltas, a Delhi based organization. The evaluation highlights the progress in five countries, namely Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka and provides specific recommendations for Organizational Learning and Development. This report will be useful for all those interested in WHO's work on Maternal Health Program in the Region.”