The Role of Digital Health to Support the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2018
On September 2015, the 193 United Nations member states agreed to continue their progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), started in the year 2000. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), major challenges remain in terms of reducing maternal and child mortality and in the need to continue the fight against transmissible and chronic diseases, including their risk factors. It is also clear that work is still required on water, sanitation and air quality, as well as on continuing to strengthen health systems to achieve universal health coverage [1]. All these challenges were included under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), mainly under the goal #3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” [2].