Medical libraries and achieving sustainable development goals in Nigeria
Good health is the underlying foundation for all humanity’s developmental planning and actions. United Nations 2015 Sustainable Development Goal 3 is designed to achieve good health and well - being for all. Health information is an essential tool that can support good health and healthy living. Medical libraries as health information disseminating institutions have the potentials to disseminate information needed to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The paper highlights the potential roles of medical libraries in creating access to health information to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3. It concludes that medical libraries in Nigeria need adequate funding and institutional support to contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Well-Being in Nigeria.
Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, United Nations, Medical libraries, Health information access, Consumer health information services