Global Goal no. 3: Good Health and Well-being
Here are some of the targets:
- By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births;
- By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases;
- Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol;
- Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all;
- Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.
What it means for Romania
“The National Healtth Strategy 2014-2020. Health for Prosperity” is the proof of the main actors’ and Romanian government’s commitment to ensure and promote health as a key factor of an inclusive social, geographical and economical development, seen as the engine of the nations’s progress and not as a burden. The strategy is a tool meant to offer an articulated adaptation to the European context and to the strategic directions established by the Strategy Europa 2020.
The main principles of the strategy are: equal access to essential services, cost-efficiency, proof-based, optimisation of health services, with an emphasis on the preventive services and interventions, decentralisation, partnership with all actors that can contribute to the improvement of health.
What you can do
If you are an individual, become a global citizen and take action online and offline (see details)!
If you are a company, join the Global Compact Network Romania (GCNR) and become more responsible, as part of a global initiative (see details)! As part of the GCNR, you will better understand the goals, will be helped to implement them in your business and will share your experiences with other participants.
About the Global Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG, drafted by the United Nations, have been unanimously adopted by the 193 UN state leaders present at the UN Global Compact in New York, September 25th-27th. The 17 goals advanced to the international community for the next 15 years aim at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. The objectives are global in themselves, but their success depends on the local and national implementation efforts and ther are expected to trigger a chain reaction in the business sector and at the level of the administrative and political decisions.
Romania values this event and was represented, for the first time in the last decade, at its highest level, by president Klaus Iohannis.