Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing

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


Reduce maternal mortality

By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.


End all preventable deaths under 6 years of age

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.


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.


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.


Prevent and treat substance abuse

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


Reduce road injuries and death

By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.


Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

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

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.


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.


Implement the WHO framework convention on tobacco control

Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.


Support research, 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.


Increase health financing and support health 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.


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.

300,000 women die each year from pregnancy complications.

Current Situation

Significant progress has been made against infectious diseases partly due to a rise in immunization with almost 120 million children vaccinated in 2017. Despite the progress, millions of children in low- and middle-income countries still don’t have access to vaccines, and the incidence of diseases such as malaria are on the rise in Africa. Maternal mortality and pregnancy related complication rates also remain high with an estimated 300,000 women dying from preventable pregnancy complications.

Current priorities for public health include neglected tropical diseases and environmental health issues. Although countries can now better detect, monitor, and implement public health care emergency action plans, current pandemic and economic concerns have slowed and even haltered progress in some countries.

120 Mio

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300 K

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Impact Opportunity

Maternal and newborn health continues to improve around the world. The maternal mortality health rate has fallen 37% in the last 20 years, with a general decline in the most impoverished countries. However, healthcare is still reaching only half of the global population and family planning education and outreach have shown slow progress.

The threat of HIV, AIDS, and other diseases are still prevalent with HIV being the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age worldwide. Girls facing gender-based inequalities and violence are at most risk of contracting HIV. In 2017, about 15 million people living with HIV did not receive antiretroviral therapy, 1.8 million people were newly infected with HIV and 940,000 died from AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses.

Healthcare is still reaching only half of the global population.


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Shared Datasets

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1000 Genome Project

The International Genome Sample Resource contains the most extensive catalogue of genetic variation in humans including SNPs, structural variants and haplotype context.

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Access to Health Services for women of child bearing age

World Pop is an applied research group focussed on mapping demographics in low and middle income countries, and works to measures the availability and geographical accessibility of healthcare services at the national and sub-national levels across Sub-Saharan Africa as one of its activities.

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COVID-19 Cases

Created by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, this dataset reports COVID-19 cases at the provincial-level in China, at the county-level in the U.S., and at the state and national-levels for other countries.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Procurement

This dataset provides the most recent data on vaccine purchases and negotiations by individual countries and unilateral partnerships from 16 companies.

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Global Health Observatory

The GHO data repository contains data collected by the World Health Organization on various health-related statistics including mortality and disease burden rates in 194 countries.

Ongoing Research

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(GHDx) Global Health Data Exchange

A data catalog on global health and demography information created and supported by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

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Stanford WELL for Life Study (WELL)

Stanford Well for Life is a study to define, assess, and promote the multiple dimensions of well-being in the U.S and globally by measuring factors that influence well-being through surveys, interventions and biosamples.


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Goal Partners

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World Health Organisation (WHO)

The WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. It aims to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.


United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency which supports reproductive health care for women, provision of access to modern contraceptives, training of health workers and prevention of gender-based violence in over 150 countries.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to combat infectious diseases by partnering with experts to develop and provide effective vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics and to develop innovative approaches to deliver health services to those who need it most.

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