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The sustainable development goals and surgery: Is a ‘moon shot’ the answer?
Los Angeles Times

One pleasant weekend in September more than 150 world leaders converged on the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs — the world’s new 17-point agenda to “end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education … [and] build strong institutions and partnerships.” To achieve, in other words, sustainable development. The admirable aspirations set forth by this agenda, however, will fail to materialize without robust health systems worldwide.