SDGs Must Prioritize Key Populations In Universal Health Care Targets
Huffington Post: New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk
David J. Olson, global health communications expert
“…[T]he language currently proposed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) falls short of prioritizing the most marginalized and vulnerable groups … Unfortunately, the UHC target and indicators do not meet the specific needs of the most marginalized, stigmatized, and underserved people in the world … If health care is not accessible to these groups, the global commitment to ending AIDS and deliver UHC by 2030 will simply not be achieved. … The International HIV/AIDS Alliance says there is still time to lobby for a more inclusive UHC indicator and that the heads of the WHO and World Bank ‘have an opportunity to change the course of history and improve the health of millions'” (5/8).