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Deadly Sway: Harmful Industries and the Global Goals

Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals represents our best chance to improve health and prosperity around the world. But the influence of harmful industries is hampering progress.

During this VitalTalks event, held during United Nations General Assembly week in New York, speakers share their recommendations on how the UN, governments and civil society can rise to the challenge of meeting the global goals and work toward a future when everyone, everywhere can attain the highest standard of physical and mental health.


  • Tlaleng Mofokeng, M.D., author and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
  • Maisha Hutton, Executive Director, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
  • Rebecca Perl, Vice President, Partnerships and Initiatives, Vital Strategies

With opening remarks from José Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies. The event was moderated by Sandra Mullin, Senior Vice President, Policy Advocacy and Communication, Vital Strategies.