Equity and Noncummincable Disease Reduction Under the Sustainable Development Goals

Schmidt, H., & Barnhill, A. (2015). Equity and Noncommunicable Disease Reduction under the Sustainable Development Goals. PLoS Med, 12(9), e1001872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001872

7 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2016

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Harald Schmidt

University of Pennsylvania

Anne Barnhill

University of Pennsylvania

Date Written: September 8, 2015

Abstract

Currently proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a timely call to significantly reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Existing policy guidance highlights cost-effective interventions for NCDs, but focusing just on cost-effectiveness risks exacerbating socioeconomic and health inequalities rather than reducing them.

In implementing the SDGs, targets and interventions that benefit the worst off should be prioritized.

The United Nations should develop practical guidance to assist policy makers at the country level with incorporating equity considerations.

Suggested Citation

Schmidt, Harald and Barnhill, Anne, Equity and Noncummincable Disease Reduction Under the Sustainable Development Goals (September 8, 2015). Schmidt, H., & Barnhill, A. (2015). Equity and Noncommunicable Disease Reduction under the Sustainable Development Goals. PLoS Med, 12(9), e1001872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001872, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2664744 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2664744

Harald Schmidt (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Anne Barnhill

University of Pennsylvania ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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