Philosophy of sustainable development: understanding public health

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Research Article

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Environment, Development and Sustainability


Health has been a focal point in sustainable development policies. Seventeen new goals of sustainable development contribute directly or indirectly to people’s health. Particular emphasis should be laid on health, along with saving lives of poor people. This can be done by effectively creating healthier society for individuals around the world. Sustainable development goals perceive significance value—that is to concentrate on the needs of hindered groups, children, women, and the poorest of poor to attain sustainable development of human ambitions and to confirm a healthier life for all. This paper analyses the issues of public health and sustainable development from an ethical point of view. As ethics deals with what is good or bad, right or wrong, the paper examines the normative aspects of sustainable development with respect to public health.



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