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Progress towards the 2030 sustainable development goals: direct and indirect impacts on neurological disorders

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The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set forth in 2015 as a blueprint for all nations to create a more sustainable future together. These 17 social, environmental, and economic goals have established targets to meet globally by the year 2030, with a focus on pro-poor initiatives, gender equality, and ending hunger. The relationship of the SDGs with neurological disorders and how the achievement of the SDGs intersects with the future of neurological practice have not been comprehensively examined. However, the incidence of neurological disorders, the outcomes of people living with neurological disorders, and the training of future neurologists can be interlinked, directly or indirectly, with programming for the SDGs and their eventual achievement. Each SDG is reviewed in the context of neurology. This lens can inform programming and policy, enhance research and training, and improve inter-sectoral action for neurological disorders worldwide.

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Dr. Mateen has received research funding from Genentech, EMD Serono, Sumaira Foundation, the Fondation Pierre Fabre, and National MS Society, all unrelated to this work.

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Mateen, F.J. Progress towards the 2030 sustainable development goals: direct and indirect impacts on neurological disorders. J Neurol 269, 4623–4634 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-022-11180-1

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  • Neurology
  • Health policy
  • Global health
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Poverty