SDG 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Health and well-being are essential for all ages and are key factors in attaining sustainable development. In 2020, the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic, a global disease that took the lives of millions of people, destabilized world economies, and disrupted the daily habits of billions of people around the globe.
Before the pandemic, major progress was made in improving the quality of life and health of millions of people. Significant financial and human capital was put together in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the most common diseases and illnesses associated with child and maternal mortality.
However, additional efforts must be made to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different lingering and emerging health issues. To make significant progress in helping save lives, stakeholders such as governments, companies, and non-governmental organizations need to work together in providing more efficient funding for health systems, improved sanitation, and hygiene and increase access to physicians.