The Impact of SDG 3 on Health Priorities in Kenya
Esther Kamau and
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Esther Kamau: School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Gillian MacNaughton: School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Journal of Developing Societies, 2019, vol. 35, issue 4, 458-480
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Like the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs are global goals, which potentially risk shifting attention and resources away from national development priorities. This article is based on a qualitative study that examined whether the UNâ€™s global health goalâ€”SDG 3â€”is overriding local health priorities in Kenya. The study found that (a) SDG 3 aligns in many ways with Kenyaâ€™s development and health policies, and (b) Kenya is implementing SDG 3 targets selectively. This article, therefore, contends that SDG 3 is not overriding Kenyaâ€™s local health priorities.
Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals; Millennium Development Goals; national health priorities; participation; Kenya (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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