Sustainable Development Goal 3

Good health
and well-being

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

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SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being – includes 13 targets and 26 high-level indicators which address all major health priorities, including reproductive, maternal and child health; communicable, non communicable and environmental diseases; universal health coverage; and access for all people to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines. 

SDG 3 is linked to the Health Target in South Africa's National Development Plan, which calls for a long and healthy life for all South Africans. Aspects of health and well-being are also captured in targets of several other SDGs (most importantly 2, 8, 11 and 13) highlighting that the health of a population is key to sustainable growth. 

Visual Representation of SDG 3 Interactions at Target Level

Large bubbles represent a target whose improvement will also improve a target from Goal 3 (1) while small bubbles indicate targets where improvement will negatively impact on a Goal 3 target improvement (-1). In cases where no bubbles appear, no interaction is expected.

Coming soon

District Health Barometer 2018/19

Health and well-being indicators have been identified from publicly available Health Systems Trust (HST), which has more than 250 indicators of delivery of selected healthcare services in the public health sector across the provinces, districts and local municipalities/sub-districts of South Africa. A reformatted version of the 2018/19 District Health Barometer (DHB) health indicator dataset provided by the HST is available for download.