Sustainable Development Goals - Overview

Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being For People

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health And Well-Being For People
  • Target 3.1: By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.1.1: Maternal mortality ratio Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.1.2: Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel Environmental  

  • Target 3.2: 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 1,000 live births and under 5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.2.1: Under-five mortality rate Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.2.2: Neonatal mortality rate Environmental  

  • Target 3.3: By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.3.1: Number of new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population, by sex, age and key populations Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.3.2: Tuberculosis incidence per 100,000 population Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.3.3: Malaria incidence per 1,000 population Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.3.4: Hepatitis B incidence per 100,000 population Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.3.5: Number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases Environmental  

  • Target 3.4: By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.4.1: Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.4.2: Suicide mortality rate Environmental  

  • Target 3.5: Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.5.1: Coverage of treatment interventions (pharmacological, psychosocial and rehabilitation and aftercare services) for substance use disorders Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.5.2: Harmful use of alcohol, defined according to the national context as alcohol per capita consumption (aged 15 years and older) within a calendar year in litres of pure alcohol Environmental  

  • Target 3.6: By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.6.1: Death rate due to road traffic injuries Environmental  

  • Target 3.7: 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 Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.7.1: Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.7.2: Adolescent birth rate (aged 10-14 years; aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group Environmental  

  • Target 3.8: 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 Economic  

    • Indicator 3.8.1: Coverage of essential health services (defined as the average coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and service capacity and access, among the general and the most disadvantaged population) Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.8.2: Proportion of population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income Economic   Environmental   Governmental  

  • Target 3.9: By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination Social  

    • Indicator 3.9.1: Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution Environmental   Social  

    • Indicator 3.9.2: Mortality rate attributed to unsafe water, unsafe sanitation and lack of hygiene (exposure to unsafe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) services) Environmental   Social  

    • Indicator 3.9.3: Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning Environmental  

  • Target 3.a: Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate Economic  

    • Indicator 3.a.1: Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older

  • Target 3.b: Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.b.1: Proportion of the target population covered by all vaccines included in their national programme Economic   Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.b.2: Total net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors Economic  

    • Indicator 3.b.3: Proportion of health facilities that have a core set of relevant essential medicines available and affordable on a sustainable basis Economic   Environmental  

  • Target 3.c: Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States Economic   Environmental  

    • Indicator 3.c.1: Health worker density and distribution Environmental  

  • Target 3.d: Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks Economic   Environmental   International Cooperation  

    • Indicator 3.d.1: International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness Environmental  


  • Goal 3: Healthy and Well-Nourished Citizens.
    Strong   Aspiration 1.  
  • Goal 7: Environmentally sustainable and climate resilient economies and communities.
    Weak   Aspiration 1.  
  • Goal 17: Full Gender Equality in All Spheres of Life.
    Weak   Aspiration 6.  


  • Target 3.1: Increase 2013 levels of access to quality basic health care and services by at least 40%.
  • Target 3.2: Increase 2013 levels of access to sexual and reproductive health services to women by at least 30% .
  • Target 3.3: Reduce 2013 maternal, neo-natal and child mortality rates by at least 50%.
    Strong   Strong  
  • Target 3.4: Reduce 2013 proportion of deaths attributable to HIV/AIDs, Malaria and TB by at least 50%.
  • Target 3.5: Reduce under 5 mortality rate attributable to malaria by at least 80%.
  • Target 3.6: Reduce the 2013 incidence of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and TB by at least 80%.
  • Target 3.9: Reduce 2013 proportion of deaths attributable to dengue fever and chikungnya by 50% (for Island States).
  • Target 3.10: Access to Anti Retroviral (ARV) drugs is 100%.
    Strong   Strong  
  • Target 7.11: Reduce deaths and property loss from natural and man-made disasters and climate extreme events by at least 30%.
  • Target 17.9: Eliminate all barriers to quality education, health and social services for Women and Girls by 2020 .


  • Indicator 3.1.1: % of population with access to quality primary health care.
    Strong   Weak  
  • Indicator 3.1.2: % of population covered by comprehensive insurance.
    Strong   Weak  
  • Indicator 3.2.3: % of women in the reproductive age 15-49 who have access to sexual and reproductive health service.
    Weak   Strong  
  • Indicator 3.3.4: Maternal mortality ratio.
    Weak   Strong  
  • Indicator 3.3.5: Neo-natal mortality rate.
    Strong   Weak  
  • Indicator 3.3.6: Under five mortality rate.
    Weak   Strong  
  • Indicator 3.3.7: % of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel.
    Strong   Strong  
  • Indicator 3.4.8: Disease specific mortality rate (HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB).
    Weak   Weak   Weak  
  • Indicator 3.5.9: % of children under 5 dying of malaria.
    Weak   Strong  
  • Indicator 3.6.10: Number of new HIV infections per 1000 population.
    Weak   Weak   Strong  
  • Indicator 3.6.11: TB incidence per 1000 persons per year.
  • Indicator 3.6.12: Malaria incidence per 1000 per year.
  • Indicator 3.9.15: Proportion of deaths attributed to dengue fever and chikungnya.
  • Indicator 3.10.16: % of eligible population with HIV having access to ARV.
    Strong   Strong   Weak   Strong  
  • Indicator 7.11.12: Number of people killed, injured, displaced, evacuated, relocated or otherwise affected by disasters.
  • Indicator 7.11.13: Number and Value of (housing units) physical structures and productive assets damaged and destroyed.
  • Indicator 7.11.14: Percentage of countries with early detection system and Disaster Management Plans at the level of villages/ communities.
  • Indicator 17.9.24: Rate of births attended by a skilled staff: Proportion of births that are done by a skilled health personnel.
  • Indicator 17.9.25: Maternal mortality ratio.


  • Goal 1: Investing in people in least developed countries: eradicating poverty and building capacity to leave no one behind.
    Strong   Universal soci   Achieving univ   Achieving gend   Population and   Investing in y   Water, sanitat   Urbanization a   Migration and   Good and effec   Building and s  
  • Goal 5: Addressing climate change, environmental degradation, recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building resilience against future shocks for risk-informed sustainable development.
    Weak   Building susta   Climate adapta   Access to fina  


  • Target 1.03.04: Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences..
  • Target 1.04.01: Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and nutrition, and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines, diagnostics, vaccines and other health technologies for all..
    Weak   Weak   Weak   Weak   Strong  
  • Target 1.04.02: Reduce maternal deaths and eliminate preventable maternal, infant and child deaths and improve access to affordable quality health-care services..
    Strong   Strong  
  • Target 1.04.03: Ensure birth registration to all newborns in least developed countries and provide a national legal identity to them..
  • Target 5.01.04: Promote and encourage technology transfer on mutually agreed terms to increase production capacities of the entire supply chain of vaccines and any other health products in the regions of least developed countries.
  • Target 5.01.05: Support the supply and conservation environment, and the distribution and administration and surveillance of vaccines.
  • Target 5.01.09: Promote the building of strong health systems and regulatory authorities that ensure universal access to health care in the least developed countries to address current and future shocks..
    Strong   Strong   Strong  
  • Target 5.03.03: Increase climate finance provided for adaptation and resilience, in particular for vulnerable countries, including least developed countries..


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