Goal 3. Good health and well-being

Last changed: 02 April 2020

Here you can find some examples of SLU research areas and projects within each target under Goal 3.

 3. Good health and well-being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

3.3, 3.43.5, 3.9, 3.b, 3.c, 3.d

3.3 Fight communicable diseases

By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

3.4 Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health

By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

  • Complexity of Sustainable Development for Tourism, Local People and Wildlife, in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (Michael Jones)
3.5 Prevent and treat substance abuse

Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

  • Urban Green Infrastructure for Optimizing Long-Term Provision of Ecosystem Services: Developing a Universal Framework Under Different Cultures and Climates (Åsa Ode Sang)
3.9 Reduce illnesses and death from hazardous chemicals and pollution

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

3.b Support reseach, development and universal access to affordable vaccines and medicines

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.

3.c Increase health financing and support healt workforce in developing countries

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.

3.d Improve early warning systems for global health risks

Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.

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