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SBDN and the 17 SDGs

The 5th SBDN and the 1st WSND are dedicated to advancing health and well-being through a holistic approach in alignment with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations (UN).


The UN and its partners in Brazil are actively working toward achieving these Sustainable Development Goals, which consist of 17 interconnected objectives addressing key development challenges faced globally.


These SDGs serve as a universal call to address poverty, protect the environment and climate, and ensure global peace and prosperity for all.


We embrace the responsibility of contributing to the realization of all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. By concentrating on health and well-being, our event seeks to act as a catalyst for positive change, inspiring initiatives that foster a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable world for future generations. Join us on this transformative journey!

Visit the Sustainable Development Goals website in Brazil at:

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1. No Poverty (SDG 1):


The Symposium targets poverty by ensuring fair access to health information and practices, particularly addressing neglected diseases that disproportionately impact underserved populations.

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4. Quality Education (SDG 4):


The event provides educational opportunities for healthcare professionals, researchers, and students, contributing to the promotion of quality education and the training of specialized human resources in the field. Additionally, it is a free event for public basic education professionals.

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7. Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7):


In organizing the Symposium, we commit to adopting sustainable practices, minimizing our environmental impact, and promoting awareness of the importance of clean and accessible energy. UFLA has a photovoltaic plant and encourages the use of sustainable energy sources.

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10. Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10):


By focusing on neglected diseases that often affect vulnerable populations, the Symposium directly contributes to reducing inequalities, seeking to ensure equal access to information, treatments, and prevention for all.

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13. Climate Action (SDG 13):


Recognizing the interconnectedness of health and climate change, the Symposium seeks sustainable solutions that contribute to mitigating the negative impacts of global climate change, promoting health, and enhancing community resilience.

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16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16):

By promoting research, education, and international collaboration in neglected diseases, the event contributes to building fair and peaceful societies, aiming to eradicate diseases that often perpetuate cycles of poverty and instability.

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2. Zero Hunger (SDG 2):


Addressing neglected diseases, we acknowledge the link between health and nutrition. Our event fosters discussions on sustainable strategies to ensure access to healthy food and prevent diseases related to malnutrition.

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5. Gender Equality (SDG 5):


Recognizing gender disparities in health, we encourage equal participation of professionals and researchers in all Symposium phases, promoting diversity and equal opportunities. Additionally, the event is led by three women who excel in their respective fields.

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8. Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8):


The Symposium contributes to promoting decent work by emphasizing the importance of investing in research and innovation in the healthcare sector, generating employment opportunities, and stimulating economic growth through the development of effective solutions for neglected diseases.

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11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11):


Acknowledging the importance of health in urban environments, the event addresses neglected diseases in urban contexts, promoting sustainable practices, and improving the quality of life in affected communities.

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14. Life Below Water (SDG14):


Advocating for sustainable measures, sanitation policies, and responsible water resource management actively contributes to SDG 14, ensuring the health and sustainability of a broad range of aquatic habitats.

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17. Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17):

The Symposium highlights the importance of collaboration and partnerships between the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, academics, and communities, aiming for the effective implementation of solutions for neglected diseases and the promotion of global health.

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3. Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3):

The Symposium's primary focus is health, addressing neglected diseases and seeking innovative solutions to improve global well-being. We bring together experts to share knowledge and promote collaboration in the development of effective health treatments and policies.

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6. Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6):


The approach to neglected diseases includes considering the relationship between health and sanitation. We seek solutions that guarantee clean water and basic sanitation as fundamental measures for disease prevention and control. UFLA was the second university in the world to receive the "Blue University" seal for excellence in water management.

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9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9):


By promoting research and innovation in neglected diseases, the Symposium aligns with the promotion of industry, innovation, and infrastructure, seeking advances that benefit not only global health but also promote sustainable development.

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12. Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12):


Addressing health and well-being issues, the Symposium encourages responsible consumption and production practices, promoting the efficient use of resources and minimizing environmental impacts related to research and treatment development.

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15. Life on Land (SDG 15):


The Symposium seeks to address neglected diseases with zoonotic potential within the One Health approach, promoting practices that ensure biodiversity and the balance of terrestrial ecosystems.

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The 5th Brazilian Symposium on Neglected Diseases (V SBDN) and the 1st World Symposium on Neglected Diseases (I WSND), by comprehensively addressing issues related to global health, are committed to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. We seek not only to treat diseases but also to promote an integrated approach that contributes to building a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable world for present and future generations. We count on your participation to achieve these goals together.

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