Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being

  • Goal 1: End Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climat Action
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water
  • Goal 15: Life On Land
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice ans Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages.

We have made great progress towards the reduction of infectious diseases and preventable deaths in recent decades. Indeed, life expectancy has increased dramatically, infant and maternal mortality rates have declined, while HIV and malaria related deaths have almost halved.

Good health is essential to achieving sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda reflects the complex and interconnected nature of health and sustainable development by taking into account issues of widening economic and social inequality, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and environment, and the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases.

However, the world is currently not on track to achieve the health-related SDGs. Progress so far has been unevenly distributed, both within and between countries. Currently, there is a 31-year gap between countries with the shortest and longest life expectancies. Though certain countries have made impressive gains, national averages hide the reality that many are being left behind.

Moreover, the achievement of universal health care will be essential in ending poverty, reducing inequalities and realizing the objectives of SDG 3.

Facts and figures

400 millionAt least 400 million people have no basic healthcare, and 40 percent lack social protection.
1.6 billionMore than 1.6 billion people live in fragile settings where protracted crises, combined with weak national capacity to deliver basic health services, present a significant challenge to global health.
15 millionBy the end of 2017, 21.7 million people living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy. Yet more than 15 million people are still waiting for treatment.
2 secondsEvery 2 seconds someone aged 30 to 70 years dies prematurely from noncommunicable diseases - cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes or cancer.
7 million7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air.
1 in 3More than one of every three women have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their life resulting in both short- and long-term consequences for their physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health.

Source: UN

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