Goal 3: Good Health and Well-beeing

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

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Longitudinal Study on Child Development Based on Wearable Technologies
What are critical inflection points in child development and how do different sensitive periods interact?
Parents' Future-orientation and Investments in Children
How does parental investment affect children’s health and education? Do parents discount their own future consumption and that of their children differently? Is the demand for commitment devices explained by parents’ beliefs that they might be tempted to change their plans in the future?
Building resilience through sports and play in Ethiopia
What is the impact of sports and play on the physical health, social and motional development of a child?
Harmful Practices Against Girls and Teenagers in Malawi
What is the prevalence of harmful traditional practices that negatively impact adolescent girls and what are their underlying behavioral determinants?
Wash & Habits in Malawi
Negative health shocks can be prevented through preventive health care, from hand washing to usage of malaria bed nets. However, while households spend a high share of their budget in remedial care, take-up of preventive health care is typically very low, even when it is available at low cost (Kremer and Glennerster, 2011).
Delivering Prevention
What are the most cost-effective platforms to deliver sustainable take-up and usage of the essential health package in Malawi?
Female Genital Cutting in Sudan
Research Questions: Is Female Genital Cutting (FGM) a social norm that evolved culturally within the context of a coordination game? Is there a single threshold of prevalence below which all families would abandon the practice? Can communication for development (C4D) interventions deter FGM and, if so, which is the most effective: targeting extrinsic or intrinsic motivations?

Information concerning the SGDs has been taken from the UN SDG Knowledge Platform and UN SDGs