Duke Global Health Institute Experts Discuss Need For New Technology To Reach SDG Health Targets

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: We need breakthrough technologies to reach the Sustainable Development Goal targets for health
Gavin Yamey, director and professor, and Alexander Gunn, research assistant, both at the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health at Duke University’s Duke Global Health Institute, discuss the need for the research and development of new global health technologies to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The authors write, “Our global health targets have become more ambitious, yet the global health community is going backward in supporting the innovations need[ed] to achieve them. … The mismatch not only threatens the achievement of SDG3. It also represents one of the greatest missed opportunities to invest in the health, well-being, and economic livelihood of the world’s poor” (10/5).