The of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been determined in the consistent meeting in all countries. The Open Working Group as a discussion and negotiation forum for representatives of member countries in determining the development goals and targets of post 2015 by considering the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a foothold in 2014, of the General Assembly of the United Nations has formulated the indicative objectives of the SDGs.

There are 17 indicative objectives with 169 indicative targets as well as about 300 indicators in 2030 sustainable development objectives. The health sector position is one of the key components in achieving the indicators. The objective of SDGs’ health aspect is 4 with 19 indicative targets. Special attention to the health sector focuses on community nutrition, national health systems, access to reproductive health and family planning and sanitation and clean water.

Based on that, Southeast Asian countries are seen as important part in formulating strategic and policy efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of achieving the various goals of the SDGs. Therefore, the Public Health Faculty of Universitas Airlangga will hold an international symposium with the theme “Achieving SDGs in South East Asia: Challenging and Tackling of Tropical Health Problems”.

The symposium that will be held is a form of campus and scientific community awareness to disseminate knowledge and share it to the public, including academics and practitioners in the field of health. The symposium will feature speakers from overseas as well as from within the country who are competent in their respective fields, and invite participants to submit research abstracts and other scientific papers (call for abstract submission).