SDG Goals

Good Health and Well being

Goal 3: Good Health and Well being

Against several leading causes of death and disease, we have made great progress. Deaths have halved in the area of tide on HIV and malaria. Rates have declined in the area of infant and maternal mortality and have increased dramatically in life expectancy.

Sustainable development’s essential is good health and reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two by the agenda of the 2030. Emerging challenges such as non-communicable diseases, widening economic and social inequalities, threats to the climate, rapid urbanization, and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases is taken into the accounts.

Integral to achieving SDG 3, ending poverty and reducing inequalities – that is universal health coverage. Emerging global health priorities have not only explicitly incorporated in the SDGs that include antimicrobial resistance and also demand action.

The health-related SDGs, the world is off-track to achieve. Both between and within countries, progress has been uneven. Countries with the shortest and longest life expectancies, there is a gap of 31 years. Impressive gains have been made by some countries, leaving behind the national averages. To address inequalities and to build good health for all, multisectoral, rights-based and gender-sensitive approaches are essential.

Facts and Figures:

  • 1 At least 400 million people have no basic healthcare, and 40 percent lack social protection.
  • 2 More 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.
  • 3 7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air.
  • 4 By 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.
  • 5 Every 2 seconds someone aged 30 to 70 years dies prematurely from noncommunicable diseases - cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes or cancer.
  • 6 More than 1 of every 3 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.

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