Ensure a healthy life for all people of all ages and promote their well-being.More on SDG 3
The MDGs contributed significantly to global health improvement, e.g. in the fight against diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Deaths from malaria, for example, have fallen by 60% since 2000. Nevertheless, the results in many areas, eg. in the reduction of child and maternal mortality, fell short of expectations.
The experience of the MDGs teaches that health problems should not be considered individually, but as a whole. Education and food security have been shown to influence the success of health programmes. Under Goal 3, MDG efforts will continue in the areas of child and maternal mortality and communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Goal 3 also includes combating non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and preventing traffic accidents and substance abuse. All people should have access to quality health services and medicines and be protected against financial risks. By 2030, universal access to sexual and reproductive health care, including family planning, information and education, should be further ensured.