Policy Research Institutions and the Health SDGs: National Preparedness in South Asia

04 – 05 December 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

IPS Research Assistant, Yolanthika Ellepola, recently noted that South Asian countries have shown a significant commitment towards achieving health and health related SDGs, although the extent to which health targets have been prioritized and incorporated to the national health development plans have varied significantly across the countries.

She made these remarks during a presentation titled ‘Policy Research Institutions and the Health SDGs: National Preparedness in South Asia’ at the ‘A 1000 Days of SDGs- Looking Ahead’ conference, organized by the Global Health Centre (GHC) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in cooperation with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and THINK_SDGs. It took place on 04 – 05 December, at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, Switzerland.

Speaking further, she said that national preparedness across the countries could be further enhanced in terms of clearly defined roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, better coordination and communication among them, and working with multi sectors to achieve both health and health related SDGs.