At the conclusion of the millennium development goals last year, all the countries of the world including Pakistan have signed up to the 17 new global SDGs. These goals encompass many elements of the previous MDGs but are far more ambitious and for health include a range of determinants which although not encompassed with the goal three for health, are no less important. Pakistan is now embarking upon its quest to achieve the SDGs in their entirety and a major contribution to these goals will come from the science, academic and public health community.
The Aga Khan University, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the Federal Ministry of Health Services, Regulations and Coordination is organizing a seminar on “Pakistan’s Challenges of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in the context of Sustainable Development Goals issues and progress”. The seminar aims to enhance awareness on SDGs as a multi-stakeholder exercise to kick start provincial processes of planning an engagement and implementation strategy inclusive of the science and public health community in Pakistan. We anticipate participation from several civic society and public sector participants from various provinces of Pakistan.