Not on target to meet UN-SDG goals
The latest global estimates for the state of the world’s health from the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD), published in a special issue of The Lancet, highlights that global progress in health is not inevitable. This year’s GBD study estimates that improvements in mortality rates for adults were less pronounced overall and stagnated or got worse in some countries in 2017. In addition, no countries are on target to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals to improve health by 2030. The study is coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, Seattle (US).