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 Body Fat May Be Bigger Health Danger Than Body Size
People who have more body fat - regardless of their size - may have a higher risk of dying early than people whose bodies have less fat, new research suggests. In contrast, having a high body-mass index (BMI) -- a measure of weight in relation to height, often used to gauge obesity -- was not associated with early death in the study

 Post-2015 UN Development Agenda: Human Right– Based Approach to Health
The agenda for global health is changing in a number of important ways which have a bearing on how priorities for development are defined in the future and how they should be measured.

 UNSHP and Water & Sustainable Peace 2016 Cooperation and Contribution
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

 UNSHP and SDS Int'l Group Partnership for Sustainable Health Development
Increasingly, national and international actors are recognizing the urgency of addressing sanitation as a foundation of health, environmental protection and economic and social development and are seeking guidance on policy formulation and investment.

 Achieving a “Grand Convergence” in Global Health
Human health can be divided into two distinct historical phases. The first phase, which ended about 200 years ago, may be best described as Hobbesian: nasty, brutish and short. High rates of infant and young child mortality yielded mean life expectancies of less than 40 years, and relatively few people lived to old age. Globally, Homo sapiens was a high-mortality, high-fertility species, with relatively modest differences in health outcomes across geographies and communities.

 Global Health 2035
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015, the international community is developing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a 2030 end date. The MDGs raised health to the top of the global ahead and mobilized new health financing1, helping achieve substantial progress in child and maternal health and in infectious diseases2. The SDGs have the potential to catalyze further transformations in global health, helping to achieve the vision of Global Health 2035.

Sustainability is best understood as actions designed to drive triple-bottom-line results around economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

The traditional “bottom line” for healthcare organizations is generating margin, regardless of not-for-profit or for-profit status since “no margin means no mission.” Though many organizations talk about “managing to the triple bottom line,” their actions and offerings should not only focus on the economic results of their efforts, but work to embrace environmental, social and economic practices that benefit employees, patients, the community and society as a whole.

Sustainable Health Program is a Framework for Talking About Sustainability in Health Services. An organization may have many questions when deciding to incorporate sustainability into their strategy, operations and decision making criteria. Questions typically fall into five categories.

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