Health-related Sustainable Development Goals: Countdown on alcohol use, smoking prevalence, child overweight and suicide mortality

Maaike Droogers*, Danielle Jansen, Jutta Lindert, Jutta Lindert, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Mathilda Rudén, Marie Guichardon, Dineke Zeegers Paget

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of goals that aspire to 'leave no one behind', adopted by all members of the United Nations and to be achieved by 2030. Now, four years after the SDGs entered into force, we examine the progress towards the health-related SDGs in the European region. In this region, least progress is made towards the targets set for alcohol consumption, smoking prevalence, child overweight, and suicide mortality. For each of these challenges we take stock of current policies, continuing challenges, and ways forward. Written from the perspective of European Public Health Association (EUPHA) we emphasize the potential contribution of civil society organizations in attaining the health-related SDGs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)I10-I13
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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