Medical education for the Sustainable Development Goals

Duck-Sun Ahn

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as 'Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development' has 17 "Global Goals" with 169 targets. This is the resolution by member countries as an intergovernmental agreement that acts as the Post 2015 Development Agenda (successor to the Millennium Development Goals). In conjunction with the United Nations SDG, World Health Organization published "The global strategy on human resources for health: workforce 2030 ". It is primarily aimed at planners and policy-makers of WHO Member States and, its contents are of value to all relevant stake holders including medical education providers in the health workforce area. This article tried to explore the future direction of medical education to achieve the SDG in relation to Korean context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-661
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Medical Association
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1


  • Health manpower
  • Public sector
  • Social control
  • Social skills
  • United Nations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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