Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Health for all people, all over the world, is an important part of sustainable development. Various diseases exist that cause serious health issues, including: tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, polio, and malaria. Significant progress has been made to reduce these diseases, but more attempts are needed in order to counteract their global occurrence.
Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia are the areas with the most child deaths; four out of every five children who die before age five are from these regions. The ratio of maternal mortality is 14 times higher in developing countries than in developed countries, and women in developing countries are still not receiving the healthcare they require. AIDS is a serious health concern and causes the second most deaths among teens, especially females, worldwide.
The main focus of SDG 3 is to ensure proper healthcare for all people worldwide by 2030. This will take place by reducing maternal mortality; end the deaths of children under the age of five; end the outbreak of common diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria; reduce deaths or injuries from road accidents; and increase access to sexual and mental health care. Financing and capacity-building in developing countries will play a big part in ensuring that this can become a reality.
An Introduction to Goal 3
Written and created by our team in Kerala, India
Number of people engaged in WASH workshops
Since 2000, measles vaccineshave averted nearly 15.6 million deaths
Children born into povertyare almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families
Only half of women in developing regionsreceive the recommended amount of health care they need
The need for family planningis slowly being met for more women, but demand is increasing at a rapid pace
At the end of 2013,there were an estimated 35 million people living with HIV
HIV is the leading cause of deathfor women of reproductive age worldwide
Our Related UN Target
By 2030 substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses
from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination