Partnerships for the goals

SDG 17 - Partnerships

The aim of SDG 17 is to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. This goal is particularly important to health, because, as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown, achieving health for all requires transnational efforts. The recent pandemic revealed the need to improve the coordination of global policies and the exchange of knowledge and resources between countries in order to take effective coordinated measures to mitigate the impact of diseases with the potential to affect all human populations. Global collaboration to ensure the health of all people must be carried out taking into account that economic inequity and health are intimately related. According to a recent UN report, more than one billion people live in conditions of poverty that are inadequate to ensure good health. SDG 17 aims to address the inequality of the world by promoting the sustainable development of low and middle income countries with the collaboration of the international community. The WHO also recognizes the importance of finance and inequality in public health with the Essential Public Health Operations EPHO 4, which seeks to promote health by taking into account social determinants and inequalities, and EPHO 8, which seeks to ensure sustainable organizations and financing for public health. It is clear that to achieve the protection and improvement of the health of all people with aligned global policies, the living conditions of the world's poor need to be improved. This requires the global collaboration that SDG 17 promotes, taking into account finance, technology, capacity building and trade, to help the economies of developing countries to grow sustainably and are able to ensure good health for all.


Andrés Mena Mora
PhD student
University of Basel