The purpose of SDG 3 is to ensure health and human well-being for all at all stage of life. This goal covers all key health concerns, including reproductive, maternal, and child health; communicable, noncommunicable, and environmental diseases; and universal access to safe, effective, high quality medicines and vaccinations.
It also calls for additional research and development, higher health funding, and improved health risk reduction and management capabilities in all countries.
There are 13 goals set to achieve good health and well-being for all, some of which are:
+ By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births.
+ By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1000 live births.
+ By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
+ By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
+ Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.
+ By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
+ By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.
+ Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
+ By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.