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In line with the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals and consistent with other DLSPH-wide research themes, the Centre is leading a major interdisciplinary research and education initiative in promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through equitable health system strengthening. This focus draws on the DLSPH’s and U of T’s strengths in quality of care, data systems and analytics, health information systems, health policy and comprehensive health systems and implementation science,

Sustainable Development Goal 3 is focused on UHC, “including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.” (UN, 2016).

source: WHO

For more information you can read the Sustainable Development Goals at the University of Toronto report.

We will be  highlighting and promoting the work being done at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health on the SDGs. We will be adding articles, research and news from faculty and students below.

Healthy Cities In The SDG Era podcast

Healthy Cities in the SDG Era is a podcast about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how research conducted by faculty and students at the University of Toronto is helping to achieve them. This podcast will explore research and policy topics related to SDG3: Good Health and Well-being, and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and the ways in which they intersect with the other SDGs – for example, areas like poverty, hunger, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, and climate action. Our goal is to give context to the ongoing research and progress towards achieving the SDGs at U of T, as it relates to Canada’s actions, and to add new perspectives to national discussions about the SDGs. Our conversations will be evidence-based and focus on highlighting actionable ways that people can make an impact in achieving the SDGs.

CREDITS: This podcast is co-hosted by Dr. Erica Di Ruggiero, Director of the Centre for Global Health, and Ophelia Michaelides, Manager of the Centre for Global Health, at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and produced by Elizabeth Loftus. Audio editing is by Anwaar Baobeid and Sylvia Lorico. Music is produced by Julien Fortier. It is made with the support of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto.

Precarious Workers, Precarious Times  By Erica Di Ruggiero, PhD,  Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto &  Joanne Beyers, MA, Faculty, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) [SDG 8 & SDG 1]