The Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September 2015 set out an ambitious and transformational vision for a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want. The SDGs encompass 17 integrated and indivisible goals, including 169 associated targets.
Goal 3, “Good health and well-being” calls on countries to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, with 13 targets and 26 indicators, including the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals, as well as new targets such as achieving Universal Health Coverage.
But the health isn’t limited just to Goal 3. Across all 17 goals, there are numerous targets for which gains in health will have either a direct or indirect influence.