In 2015, The United Nations General Assembly set a collection of global goals for the year 2030 known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The agenda calls on countries to conduct efforts to achieve 17 goals to address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries. The goals build on eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sought by 2015. The MDGs achieved significant progress in several areas. However, not all the MDGs were met globally, especially the poorest and the disadvantaged. Therefore, SDGs try to emphasize that no one should be left behind. The 17 SDGs aim to address three dimensions: social, economic and environmental, as well as health and well-being. Many people today are living with better health than in the past decades. However, some are still left behind. Therefore, sustainable efforts are required to make sure everyone have better health in the future. One of the sustainable goals focuses on health and well-being accommodated in the goal number three (Goal 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. The aims of Goal 3 are to reduce common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, to increase access to clean water and sanitation, and to achieve universal health coverage. Attention to health and well-being also includes targets related to prevention and treatment of substances abuse, deaths and injuries. Sports are sustainable effort that can improve the state of health of the community through physical activities and behavioral approach.
The importance of achieving good state of health and well-being to advance SDGs, indicates that there are needs for undertaking investments through strategic efforts in health and sports. Collaborations and sharing knowledge with other countries will be a great opportunity to achieve SDGs by the year 2030. Thus, the 1st International Scientific Meeting on Public Health and Sport 2019 is being organized to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars from different countries to exchange and share their experience and research results on all aspects of public health and sports.
The 1st ISMoPHS 2019 is organized by The Fakultas Ilmu Keolahragaan, Universitas Negeri Malang. The faculty was established in 1982 and previously known as Department of Sports Education which was a part of the Faculty of Education. In 2008, a spin-off was taken place and enabled the department to run independently and became the Fakultas Ilmu Keolahragaan. The faculty currently consists of four departments: physical education, sports coaching, sports sciences, and public health.
Strategic Investments in Health and Sports to Advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)