The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all 193 Member States of the United Nations in 2015, aiming to secure the survival of the planet as well as health and wellbeing for humanity.
Healthcare education is a key enabler for successful implementation of the SDGs. However, the SDGs warrant a paradigm shift in how future health professionals are trained to practice evidencebased medicine (EBM). Whereas traditional EBM emphasizes adaptation of research evidence to individual needs, education for sustainable development calls for an innovative systems approach:
Professionals should be prepared to make individual evidence-based decisions, based on a broad understanding of social, political, economic, and environmental contexts. By expanding the EBM paradigm using UNESCO framework for the sustainability education, SHE will, in partnership with students, develop, implement & disseminate innovative education strategies. The centre will provide students with knowledge and skills needed to incorporate global principles into comprehensive medical decisions.