Strengthening health systems is a cornerstone of sustainable development in the health field and in improving the lives of populations as a whole.
Disease prevention and control is to protect public health by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability and promote healthy behaviors and safe, healthy environments. It is essential to keep track of health trends, find the cause of health problems and outbreaks of disease, and respond to new public health threats.
The right to sexual and reproductive health is an essential and critical element of sustainable development efforts, with particular regard to the social and economic empowerment of women and girls.
Generating sound evidence about what works and what doesn’t is the foundation for effective learning and knowledge sharing among key actors in global public health, and thus ultimately for improving the health of populations.