SDG3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING How is SEP advancing SDG3?
Posted on August 14 2020
SDG3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
We have made great progress against several leading causes of death and disease. Life expectancy has increased dramatically; infant and maternal mortality rates have declined, we’ve turned the tide on HIV and malaria deaths have halved.
Good health is essential to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two. It takes into account widening economic and social inequalities, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and emerging challenges such as noncommunicable diseases. Universal health coverage will be integral to achieving SDG 3, ending poverty and reducing inequalities. Emerging global health priorities not explicitly included in the SDGs, including antimicrobial resistance, also demand action. Source: UNDP
But the world is off-track to achieve the health-related SDGs. Progress has been uneven, both between and within countries. There’s a 31-year gap between the countries with the shortest and longest life expectancies. And while some countries have made impressive gains, national averages hide that many are being left behind.
Source: UN Stats
THE BELOW TABLE LISTS ALL THE 2030 SDG3 TARGETS AND ADDRESSES HOW SEP JORDAN IS ADVANCING THEM: