KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG) AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS AT A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY IN SHAH ALAM, MALAYSIA
Keywords:Knowledge, sustainable development goals, medical students
Introduction : Sustainable development goals are big challenge to the nation and they represent a critical encounter to be achieved with the current unsustainable condition worldwide The aim of the current study was to find out the level of knowledge regarding sustainable development goals (SDG) among medical students at a private university in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 203 medical students at a Private University in Selangor Malaysia using convince sampling method. Results: Only (77.8%) of the respondents heard of Sustainable development goals (SDG) and the main source of information was internet (35.5%). Two-thirds of them knew that SDG should be achieved by year 2030. Only half of the respondents knew the correct numbers of SDG which is 17 goals and (45.3%) knew that SDG consist of 169 targets. Conclusion: as a conclusion, medical students have adequate knowledge regarding sustainable development goals, but more education and promotion are needed, especially for future medical doctors as they will be the frontlines in achieving those goals.
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