THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Good health and well-being

One of the 17 important sustainable development goals is good health and well-being. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. 

Why is this so important? Ensuring healthy lives for all ages is important to create well functioned societies. Examples here are Africa. To make a well functioned society, we need people with good health. This again would lead to good education etc. To make a well functioned society and good health, we need to start with improving the health of the children.

Child mortality, also known as child death, refers to the death of children under the age of 14. The leading causes of death for children under 5 in 2017 were for example preterm birth complications. To reduce this child mortality, World health organization promotes four main strategies:

  • Appropriate home care and timely treatment of complications for newborns
  • Integrated management of childhood illness for all children under five years old
  • Expanded program on immunization
  • Infant and young child feeding

Today, 17000 fewer children die each day than in 1990, but more than five million children still die before their fifth birthday each year. therefore, good health and well-being is really important to improve the world. But what can you do to help?

You can start with promoting your own health and take care of yourself. Use antibacterial before interacting with other people when you are sick, practicing safe sex and vaccinate your children. Small things like these, would help a lot if everyone did it.

Sources:

Click to access ENGLISH_Why_it_Matters_Goal_3_Health.pdf

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