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Setting goals for health in a time of prosperity

Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (5): 232-233.
Published online: 5 September 2005

Millennium Development Goals for the world’s poorest nations need to be matched by Health Priority Goals for prosperous nations, to relieve the burden of wealth-related disease

We have a set of clear and challenging goals — the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by the United Nations in 2000 — to improve the health of the poorest 760 million people on earth,1 but none for health development for the rest of us, and it is time that we did.

  • Stephen R Leeder

  • University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

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