NUR3101 Primary Health Care in a Global Context: Analysing the SDGs


This assignment requires you to write a critical essay analysing the Sustainable Development Goals within a selected country, including the role of the nurse as part of the interdisciplinary team in achieving these goals.


Global health challenges are those which impact on all human populations. “The Sustainable Development Goals (UN) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental, degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no-one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030” (United Nations, ND).

For this assessment you must choose one (1) country from one of the regions in the list below:

  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Southeast Asia

Select three interconnected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are relevant to the selected country:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Wellbeing
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships

More detail about each goal can be found at United Nations, (ND). Sustainable Development Goals.

Retrieved from: Once you have selected your country and the three (3) interconnected SDGs from the lists above:

Write a critical essay which discusses the relevance of the three (3) interconnected SDGs to the selected country, analyses the three (3) selected SDGs, including social determinants of health and progress toward these SDGs. Critically discuss the role of the nurse as part of an  interdisciplinary team (not just nurses but other health care professionals, and/or non-health science professionals) within the selected country in relation to the selected SDGs, including any barriers and enablers to the nurses’ role.

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