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Children’s Environmental Health Indicators for Pacific Island Countries
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Children’s Environmental Health Indicators in Context of the Sustainable Development Goals for Small Island Developing States

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Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, 07985 Seoul, Korea
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Ewha Global Health Institute for Girls, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, 07985 Seoul, Korea
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The University of Queensland, Child Health Research Centre, 4101 Brisbane, Australia
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School of Public Health and Primary Care, Fiji National University, Suva, Fiji
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Health and the Environment, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 1000 Manilla, Philippines
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Department of International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, 03760 Seoul, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(7), 1404; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071404
Received: 20 May 2018 / Revised: 23 June 2018 / Accepted: 2 July 2018 / Published: 3 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Health Indicators for Policy Support)
The unique environmental vulnerability of small island developing states (SIDS) is likely to impact negatively on children’s health. Children’s environmental health indicators (CEHI) are standardized measures that can be used to assess the environmental exposures and their resulting health outcomes in children. This study sought to utilize the United Nations (UN) global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their associated targets and indicators, as a framework for a CEHI proposal for SIDS. Exposure-side indicators were taken from key themes from the 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and health-side indicators were selected based on the most significant contributors to the burden of disease in children. The multiple-exposures–multiple-effect (MEME) framework was then used to show the relationships between environmental exposures and children’s health outcomes. The framework was populated with available data from the World Bank’s DataBank. Whilst there was some data available at a population level, major gaps in both exposure-side and health-side indicators were revealed. In order to progress children’s environmental health in SIDS, a further piece of work is required to propose a fully prioritized set of exposure-side and health-side CEHIs; based on, but not exclusively linked to, the SDGs. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development goals; SDG; sustainable development impacts; children’s environmental health indicators; CEHI; small island developing states; SIDS; pacific island small states; PSS sustainable development goals; SDG; sustainable development impacts; children’s environmental health indicators; CEHI; small island developing states; SIDS; pacific island small states; PSS
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Jung, E.M.; Jagals, P.; Brereton, C.; Sly, P.D.; Kim, R.; Kim, E.M.; Ha, E.H. Children’s Environmental Health Indicators in Context of the Sustainable Development Goals for Small Island Developing States. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1404. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071404

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Jung EM, Jagals P, Brereton C, Sly PD, Kim R, Kim EM, Ha EH. Children’s Environmental Health Indicators in Context of the Sustainable Development Goals for Small Island Developing States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(7):1404. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071404

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Jung, Eun M., Paul Jagals, Claire Brereton, Peter D. Sly, Rokho Kim, Eun M. Kim, and Eun H. Ha. 2018. "Children’s Environmental Health Indicators in Context of the Sustainable Development Goals for Small Island Developing States" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 7: 1404. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071404

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