Sustainable Development Goal 3. Good Health and Well-being
Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3), regarding "Good Health and Well-being", is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015.
The official wording is: "To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
The targets of SDG 3 cover and focus on various aspects of healthy life and healthy lifestyle. Progress towards the targets is measured using twenty-one indicators.
SDG 3 has 13 targets and 28 indicators to measure progress toward targets.
3.1: Reduce maternal mortality
3.2: End all preventable deaths under five years of age
3.3: Fight communicable diseases
3.4: Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health
3.5: Prevent and treat substance abuse
3.6: Reduce road injuries and deaths
3.7: Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education
3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
3.9: Reduce illnesses and deaths from hazardous chemicals and pollution
3.a: Implement the WHO framework convention on tobacco control
3.b: Support research, development and universal access to affordable vaccines and medicines
3.c: Increase health financing and support health workforce in developing countries
3.d: Improve early warning systems for global health risks
Why should I care?
There are many reasons, but in short, because as human beings, our wellbeing is linked to each other