What Issues to Tackle in Order to Address SDG 3?
Published on: 04.05.2018
There are a few things that money can never buy, love, time, peace, knowledge, and health. For most of us, good health is one of the things that really matter. If we feel we can, we must help to improve the wellbeing of other people too. This and much more are what the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets.
SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Individuals and societies along with their governments have to take action in order to tackle health issues.
According to the World Health Organization, there is a list of health-related targets that need to be addressed in order to make progress in all health fronts and achieve SDG 3 before 2030.
Target: less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030
Newborn and child mortality
Target: reduce neonatal mortality as low as 12 per 1,000 live births, reduce under-5 mortality as low as 25 per 1,000 live births by 2030
Target: end malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, water-borne diseases, tropical and other diseases by 2030
Noncommunicable diseases and mental health
Target: reduce by one-third premature mortality by non-communicable diseases
Target: prevention and treatment of substance abuse
Road traffic injuries
Target: halve the number of global death and injuries from road traffic accidents
Sexual and reproductive health
Target: ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare by 2030
Universal health coverage
Target: achieve universal health coverage
Mortality from environmental pollution
Target: reduce the number of death and illness from hazardous chemicals as well as air, water, and soil contamination
Target: Strengthen the implementation of WHO’s framework on tobacco in all countries
Target: increase health financing and recruitment
National and global health risks
Target: strengthen capacity at global level on early warning, risk reduction, and management of health risks
Social initiatives and especially social enterprises can have a key role in meeting all the SDGs. Entrepreneurship is a promising approach that helps to succeed in solving social problems that governments and international organizations failed to address. The reasons are simple. Social entrepreneurs apply business strategies and cost-effective solutions. The lack of resources forces them to innovate based on what they already know and have. One of the most important features of social enterprises is that they are able to sustain themselves.
The Entrepreneurship Campus has created a global community of young aspiring social entrepreneurs where they exchange experiences and gain more entrepreneurial skills thanks to the free training courses. All their passion and efforts are reflected in the ideas and projects that are submitted every day at the 2018 edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition.
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