SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an urgent call for action to tackle 17 major issues affecting people around the world. The third goal ‘good health and well-being’, aims to ‘ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’*.

This goal ‘promotes healthy lifestyles, preventative measures and modern, efficient healthcare for everyone.’* Broken down into 13 targets, SDG3 covers a wide range of issues from fighting communicable diseases and reducing maternal mortality, to reducing road injuries and deaths and achieving universal health coverage.

By addressing current issues and practical goals, SDG3 can deliver meaningful and impactful change. For this goal to be met, scientific research needs to be at the heart of the work, creating a partnership between research and action. As reliable research informs and enables decision-makers, each of the 13 targets are turned into tangible, practical results.

While progress has been made in promoting good health and well-being, many are still suffering from easily treatable and preventable diseases. For example, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the progress of SDG3, and a sizeable section of the global population still lacks access to healthcare. Scientific research into the causes, prevention and treatment of diseases is essential. It will also aid in recognizing the needs of developing countries, as well as providing a deeper understanding of how to improve healthcare systems and services. In short, it will provide a clear pathway to achieving the overall goal.

In support of this, we have collated a range of articles from our platform to help you develop your knowledge and research in areas that impact the SDG3 goal. Written by authors from across the globe, the articles cover infectious diseases, clinical sciences, health sciences and services, as well as public health. These articles provide valuable insights that support the progress of SDG3.

Infectious diseases

Monkeypox (mpox) in immunosuppressed patients

Willingness-to-pay for a hypothetical Ebola vaccine in Indonesia: A cross-sectional study in Aceh

Qualitative analysis of HIV and AIDS disease transmission: impact of awareness, testing and effective follow up

Clinical sciences

Ex-vivo drug screening of surgically resected glioma stem cells to replace murine avatars and provide personalise cancer therapy for glioblastoma patients

Accelerated atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review

Health sciences

Characteristics of bibliometric analyses of the complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine literature: A scoping review protocol

Dietary knowledge assessment among the patients with type 2 diabetes in Madinah: A cross-sectional study

Health services and systems

Key concepts for informed health choices: Where’s the evidence?

Crisis-management, Anti-stigma, and Mental Health Literacy Program for University Students (CAMPUS): A preliminary evaluation of suicide prevention

Why cost-effectiveness thresholds for global health donors should differ from thresholds for Ministries of Health (and why it matters)

Implementing patient-centred outcome measures in palliative care clinical practice for adults (IMPCOM): Protocol for an update systematic review of facilitators and barriers

Barriers to compliance with evidence-based guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia among critical care nurses: A scoping review

Public health

Global research on syndemics: a meta-knowledge analysis (2001-2020)

Age-specific incidence of need for long-term care for men and women in Germany 2015: Cross-sectional study comprising 82 million people