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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

Our Data

Number of people engaged in WASH workshops

Worldwide Data

5

Since 2000, measles vaccines

have averted nearly 15.6 million deaths
5

Children born into poverty

are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families
5

Only half of women in developing regions

receive the recommended amount of health care they need
5

The need for family planning

is slowly being met for more women, but demand is increasing at a rapid pace
5

At the end of 2013,

there were an estimated 35 million people living with HIV
5

HIV is the leading cause of death

for women of reproductive age worldwide

Our Related UN Target

3.9

By 2030 substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses
from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination

Recent Highlights & Achievements