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
Date Written: September 8, 2015
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.
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