To create a global road map to address global environmental, economic and societal challenges, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. The SDGs continue to inspire and mobilize action to address global health concerns and urgent challenges in order to improve lives in countries around the world. In the year 2000, the first steps of a unique public-private partnership began to target some of the key challenges laid out in the SDGs. Abbott and the Government of Tanzania began a small-scale collaboration to provide community support for children affected by HIV/AIDS. 20 years later, this partnership has grown into a strategic, nationwide effort to strengthen the nation's health system and build healthier, more sustainable communities, from the national hospital to rural villages across the country. Health is an essential building block for sustainable development in any community. It's a reality in places all over the world, and it's why businesses today must use their expertise, resources and sustainable approaches to support global health and development. Abbott's work in Tanzania is just one example of how businesses can help make the world a better place for everyone, and help drive progress toward the SDGs.