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. These goals are involving education, health, environment, industry, justice, governance and cities, among others. Based on this, HealthIt indicates that achieving good health and well-being is fundamental to advance SDGs.a key indicator In addition, health is of what people-centereds, rights-based, inclusive, and equitable development seeks to achieve.
Various challenges in health such as health and demographic change, food safety, quality education for all, safe and clean water, green and energy-efficient sources, climate change, and inclusive and secure communities need the engagement of universities and the higher education community in general to respond on global and local levels. On the one hand It means, universities need to provide helps to in finding solutions and transfering knowledges to tackle the global challenges faced by our world (and summarized by the SDGs) and Moreover so they need to engage with their communities and foster the economic, social and cultural development of their nation, region or society.
Regarding on this, Public Health Department, Fakultas Ilmu Keolahragaan, Universitas Negeri Malang has organized The International Scientific Meeting of Public Health Science (ISMOPHS) since 2019 in Malang. The successful of previous conference brings us to this second ISMOPHS in 2020. The Conference invites delegates from across Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region and beyond, and is usually attended by more than 100 participants from university academics, researchers, practitioners, expertes, and professionals across a wide range of industries.
Facing Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Health and Well-being to Advance Sustainable Development Goals