The U21 is a multi-disciplinary health sciences group, which includes dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and public health science.
The objective is to engage faculty members and students to develop educational materials which can facilitate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals activity at both local and global levels; as well as hosting local projects to help deal with global health issues which are present on our own doorstep.
Global Goals B'ham is part of this international effort to fulfill the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by United Nations. we hope to achieve these by 2030. They deal with variuos issues from education to gender equality. The University of Birmingham group was started by Shiraz Khan in 2012.
There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We have worked on the following: zero hunger, no poverty, clean water and sanitation, good health and well-being and quality education.
Some of our projects include:
- Termly voluntary opportunities with the homeless
- Primary school dental workshops
- Bake sale for water aid - we raised £115
- Elderly home visit
- Secret Santa project where we donate presents to a hospice
- Hosted multi-disciplinary case study workshops
To find out more about the 17 goals - http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
If you would like to get involved, do not hesitate to contact the Global Goals B'ham facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check us out on Instagram and Twitter to see some of the fantastic work we've done!