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  • Bikash Gyawali
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    Good health and well-being is one of the important concerns which come under the sustainable development goal that ensure healthy life and promote well-being
    for all the citizen of a country.But today’s concerns should be aimed for an integrated approach that not only looks at our physical health, but also at our mental wellbeing, as a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. In the same context I would like to raise a question i.e. is ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is today’s necessity??

    http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/women- and-the- sdgs/sdg-3- good-health-well- being
    http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sdgoverview/post-2015-development-agenda/goal- 3.html

    shruti sharma
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    Dear Bikash, I agree with the point which you raised in your forum. I would like to highlight some points that are
    Global Goal 3 focuses on all aspects of health in the world. This includes increasing life expectancy, reducing infant mortality rates and ending epidemics such as AIDs, hepatitis and other transmittable diseases. And that’s just the beginning. Specifics always help paint a picture:
    – Reduce maternal mortality rates to less than 70 per 100,00 live births by 2030.
    – Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from traffic accidents by 2020.
    – Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and family planning by 2030.
    – Provide access to universal health care services and essential medicines and vaccines.
    – Significantly reduce deaths and illness related to hazardous chemical exposure, water and soil contamination, and pollution.
    That’s not all, and it’s already a lot to cover. But changing the world is worth the long route.
    Over 1.3 billion population of the world do not have access to effective and affordable health care. 93 percent of them are in low and middle income countries. Maternal mortality rates are 14 times higher in developing countries than in developed countries, and only half of women in those regions have access to the recommended amount of health care.

    UN study revealed that over 16000 children under 5 die every day, mainly from malnourishment, dehydration and preventable diseases.

    1. https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/global-goal-3-good-health-and-well-being/

    Nidhi Mittal
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    A healthy population is an asset to the society. Addressing SDG3 requires interventions which not only targets particular health risks but also broader determinants of health like circumstances in which people are born,they live and they work.Focus should be on research to determine the determinants of health and also on the best ways to address them .This evidence based approach will save millions of money especially in a resource crunch country like India. Further, an effective cooperation between health sector and other areas of government and public services like industry,food safety , education, agriculture, housing, and transport is needed for successful implementation of this goal.

    Swati Sharan
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    Yes, health and development are interdependent on each other. If one is able to enjoy a healthy life then he/she would be able to earn a decent living for himself/herself along with the family. Today is the time when we need to have the holistic development of an individual. This is the reason why the Sustainable Development Goals also focus on improving the surrounding of an individual where he lives be it land, water or the climatic condition.

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