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Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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This series comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from an economic, social, environmental and cultural perspective. Books in the series critically analyse and assess the SDGs from a multidisciplinary and a multiregional standpoint, with each title demonstrating innovation in theoretical and empirical analysis, methodology and application of the SDG concerned.

Titles in this series have a particular focus on the means to implement the SDGs, and each one includes a short introduction to the SDG in question along with a synopsis of their implications on the economic, social, environmental and cultural domains.

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SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing: Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda

Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Tamara Savelyeva

UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Hong Kong SAR, China

Stephanie W. Lee

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

Hartley Banack

University of British Columbia, Canada

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This special volume is in the memory of Prof Ngok Lee, a Vice President of UNESCO Hong Kong Association, who for many years strived for justice and peace for all people across Australasia. He passed away on March 1, 2019. We were fortunate to have his support during the early stages of this volume. His influences on sustainable changes are deeply missed. We would also like to dedicate the volume to earth and the entire more-than-human, as essential stakeholders in all sustainability discourse.


List of Illustrations x
About the Editors xii
About the Contributors xiv
1. Ideology to Implementation: Introduction to Field Stories of Sustainable Development Goal 3 1
Tamara Savelyeva, Stephanie W. Lee and Hartley Banack
 Section I: Problematisations and Issues
Section Introduction: Alternative Traditions on Sustainable Development 7
Tamara Savelyeva, Hartley Banack and Stephanie W. Lee
2. the Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship: Promoting Young People’s Well-being Through a Sustainability Framework in Ontario, Canada 11
Paul Elliott and Jacob Rodenburg
2.1. Children’s Health 12
2.2. spending Time in Nature 13
2.3. Developing the Framework 18
3. Cultural Solutions: A North West Australian Reflection on Sustainable Development Goal 3 29
Sandra Wooltorton
3.1. methodological and Theoretical Framework 32
3.2. antithesis: Two Australian Narratives - Towards Cultural Solutions 37
3.3. recommendations to Government 54
 Section II: Solutions and Proposals
Section Introduction: Noting and Celebrating Action on Sustainable Development 57
Hartley Banack, Tamara Savelyeva and Stephanie W. Lee
4. Working Towards Gender Equality to Eradicate HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia 61
Yulia Nesterova and Gizem Arat
4.1. Understanding the HIV/AIDS Epidemic 62
4.2. HIV/AIDS in Tigray, Ethiopia 63
4.3. Methodology 69
4.4. Gender Inequality and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia 70
4.5. Traditional Cultural Practices and HIV/AIDs 73
4.6. Discussion and Implications 77
5. WHO Healthy Settings and Global Health Development 83
Albert Lee, Trevor Hancock, Cordia Chu and Andrew Kiyu
5.1. Healthy Cities: Moving from Hygeia to Sustainable Urban Development 86
5.2. Education for Better Health: HPs 92
5.3. Sustainable Workforce for Global Development: Health Promoting Workplaces 95
5.4. Sustainable Healthcare system: Health Promoting Healthcare Organisation 100
 Section III: Forecast and Future Visions
Section Introduction: Technology and Education as Preventive Actions for Sustainable Development 103
Stephanie W. Lee, Hartley Banack and Tamara Savelyeva
6. The Development of Wearable Mobile Health Devices in Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 107
Simon T. Cheung and Jack Wu
6.1. Lifestyle Behaviour 110
6.2. Disease Prevention 111
6.3. Managing Chronic Conditions 113
6.4. Theoretical Models 116
6.5. The Three Pillars of Health Data Analytics using Information Technology 118
6.6. Relationships between the Three Pillars 123
7. Implementing a Healthy Environment for Teaching and Learning through Health-School Partnership 125
Albert Lee, Ian Young, Lawry St Leger, Didier Jourdan and Lloyd Kolbe
7.1. Conceptual framework of the HPS - What, How, and Why? 127
7.2. Framework for HPs 129
7.3. building on existent evidence to evolve an integrated HPS model 134
7.4. Adding synergy with an integrated HPS model 147
References 149
Index 195

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Chapter 2: Table 1. Examples of the Core Stewardship Principles from the Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship Framework. 22
Chapter 7: Table 1. Indicators and Measuring Tools for HPS’. 144
Chapter 5: Figure 1. Healthy Community Model. 87
Chapter 6: Figure 1. The Three Pillars of Health Data Analytics Using Information Technology. 119
Chapter 7: Figure 1. Using Ottawa Charter of Health for Building Blocks of HPS: A Hong Kong Case Study. 132
Figure 2. Healthy Setting to Promote Mental Well-being. 136
Figure 3. Logic Model of HPS’ Development: A Hong Kong Case Study. 137
Figure 4. Interrelationship between Health Outcomes and Learning Outcomes with HPS as a Mediator. 147
Chapter 5: Box 1. A Model of Good Practice: Volkswagen AG. 98
Chapter 7: Box 1. Successful Case Study of HPS in Scotland. 137

About the Editors

Tamara Savelyeva joined the UNESCO Hong Kong Association as Programme Director in 2016 during her Assistant Professorship tenure in the Education University of Hong Kong. She conducts research and educational projects in the areas of sustainability, development goals and international education. Together with participants of the Rio+20 higher education meeting in Brazil, she contributed to the educational framework for the 2012 Earth Summit. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education and has over 30 publications on sustainable development. She holds MPS from Cornell University in Natural Resources and PhD from Virginia Tech University in Education.

Stephanie W. Lee is a Senior Lecturer at School of Professional Education and Executive Development, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, at which she concurrently serves as the Discipline Leader of Social Sciences, Scheme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Scheme and Award Leader of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology Programme. She is an experienced Researcher in health psychology, epidemiology and sustainability with publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals. Her teaching experience relates to psychosocial concepts in health and illness and has worked in Department of Health of the Australian Government. Externally, she is Associate Vice President of UNESCO Hong Kong Association and Director of World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners.

Hartley Banack is a Lecturer with the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. He is also the Coordinator of the Outdoor Environmental Education programmes for EDCP. He works primarily with pre- and in-service teachers in the areas of Outdoor Education, Physical/Health Education and Science Education at undergraduate and graduate levels. He is the Founder and Steering Committee Chair for Wild About Vancouver, an outdoor education festival promoting increased time spent outdoors for health and well-being. Hartley primarily engages in sustainability through learning and living in local outdoor contexts.

About the Contributors

Gizem Arat is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Her research area is the promotion of positive youth development among ethnic minorities, multiculturalism, integration of social justice and social harmony concepts. She works on various research projects to facilitate social inclusion of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. She holds a PhD degree from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration in the University of Hong Kong and a Master degree of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. She has worked as a Social Worker in the field of foster care in Turkey.

Simon Cheung’s research involves health information technology, nutrition, public policy evaluation and health services management. He has held various executive and research positions at institutions in Hong Kong and Canada. He is a regular Columnist for health magazines and Speaker for professional seminars. He is currently a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives.

Cordia Chu is a Director of Centre of Population and Environment Health (CEPH), Griffiths University, Australia. With a PhD in Medical Sociology and Anthropology in Griffith Health, Chu has a keen interest on translational research to improve policies and practices to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Under her leadership, CEPH has been building interdisciplinary research and capacity building teams to address environment and health issues. She has won 32 research and project grants, 48 international and 26 Australian consulting and advisory projects and served on many professional committees.

Paul Elliott is a Professor in the School of Education at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He teaches a course in Indigenous, environmental and sustainability education as well as science education courses. He has research interests in these fields and works with a variety of organisations to promote them, including serving on the board of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. He has been working with colleagues to promote environmental and sustainability education in teacher education (see Originally from England, he has enjoyed living in Ontario since 2007.

Trevor Hancock is a Retired Professor and Senior Scholar, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria, Canada. Over the past 30 years he has worked as a Consultant for local communities, municipal, provincial and national governments, health care organisations, NGOs and the World Health Organisation. His main areas of interest are population health promotion, healthy cities and communities, public health, healthy public policy, environment and health, healthy and ‘green’ hospitals, health policy and planning, and health futurism. He has been described as ‘one of the ten best health futurists in the world’.

Didier Jourdan is a Full Professor at the Clermont-Auvergne University, UNESCO chair of Global Health and Education, head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for research in Education and Health. He served as a Director of the health promotion division at the French National Public Health agency in 2015–2016; Dean of the Faculty of Education, Blaise Pascal University in 2010–2016; President of the Prevention, Education and Health Promotion commission of the French High Council for Public Health in 2009. His research team leads a French health promotion programme Learning to Live Together Better. He wrote teaching and learning materials. Currently he is working on implementation of a national network of health promoting schools in France.

Andrew Kiyu is a Professor of Public Health, University of Malaysia Sarawak. He has over 30 years of experience in public health. He served as Consultant Epidemiologist with Sarawak Health Department after his retirement as the Sarawak State Health Director in 2008. He obtained his MBBS from University of Malaya in 1976, MPH from University of Malaya in 1981 and Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA in 1990. He is well-known internationally for his work in Healthy Cities and settings and has served as WHO consultants, as well as on the WHO’s Knowledge Network on Urban Settings.

Lloyd Kolbe is an Emeritus Professor of Applied Health Sciences at the Indiana University, USA. He served as a Founding Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of the Adolescent and School Health for over 18 years, during which he and his colleagues were responsible for preventing HIV and obesity among US youth. He established several surveillance systems including national and state Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Systems, and helped improve broader adolescent and school health programmes in the United States and 26 other nations. For his work to improve child and adolescent health, CDC established the Annual Lloyd J. Kolbe Award in 2007.

Albert Lee is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care and Founding Director of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Vice President (Child and Adolescent Public Health) of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association. He was elected as International Member of National Academy of Medicine (NAM), USA in 2012. Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine. He served as Member of NAM Forum on ‘Investing in Children Globally’ (iYCG) to develop an integrated approach for child development and co-chaired a iYCG workshop in Hong Kong. He has published over 220 scientific papers and given over 150 invited presentations. He was awarded Honorary Fellow of Faculty of Public Health, UK in 2018. He received the 2014 AFHC Pioneer Award for Healthy Cities Research and served as Advisor to World Health Organisation.

Yulia Nesterova works at the nexus of development and education for vulnerable and marginalized populations and she has a wide-ranging and varied professional experience in research, policy analysis, curriculum design, and project management with education institutions, governments, multilaterals and NGOs across the world. Recently, she co-led a study for UNESCO MGIEP and the Australian Government that was published as a book on prevention of violent extremism through education. She has also published articles on Indigenous people, ethnic minorities and gender for diverse audiences. For her research, she received awards from Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and Oceania Comparative and International Education Society, among others. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Hong Kong.

Jacob Rodenburg has taught in the field of Outdoor Education for almost 30 years. He is currently the Executive Director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor education centre. He teaches part time at Trent University in environmental education. In partnership with Paul Elliott at Trent University and colleagues at Sir Sandford Fleming College, he helped to establish an Eco-Mentor programme for pre-service teachers and early childhood educators. He has published a number of articles on children, nature and the environment. Recently Jacob co-authored ‘The Big Book of Nature Activities’ with naturalist Drew Monkman.

Sandra Wooltorton is a Senior Research Fellow in Education at the Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia (Broome Campus). She has received a number of national teaching awards, and has conducted and published substantial interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research across fields such as sustainability education, research for social change, Aboriginal education, environmental philosophy and cultural geography. Sandra leads research which applies transitions theories and discourses to North West Australian contexts, and is best known for her collaborative research using Noongar Aboriginal language insights from South West Australia to question the integrity of mainstream Australia’s environmental practices.

Lawry St Leger is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Health at the Deakin University, Australia. He was appointed Head of the School of Nutrition and Public Health at the Deakin University before undertaking a role of Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences for seven years. School health has been Lawry’s prime area of research for over 20 years. During the last decade, he had led international teams examining evidences of school health initiatives. He has published widely and has been commissioned by the World Health Organization as a lead author to produce international evidence-based guidelines for planning, implementing and evaluating school health initiatives.

Jack Wu’s research involves information retrieval, software engineering and data mining. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Professional Education and Executive Development, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the PolyU’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing and the Department of Computer Science at the City University of Hong Kong. He was also a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Community College teaching various subjects in the areas of information technology, mathematics and statistics.

Ian Young, MBE, a former Head of International Development at NHS Health Scotland. He served as Consultant for International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). He has extensive experience working with WHO, European Commission, IUHPE as practitioner, researcher and writer. He was awarded Member of British Empire in 2008 Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his work on school health.