Annex: Health-related targets, by thematic area

Overall, across the 17 Goals there are 25 targets that substantially relate to health.

Health throughout the life-course

  • SDG target 3.1 Maternal mortality:
    By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
  • SDG target 3.2 Neonatal and child mortality:
    By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
  • SDG target 3.7 Sexual and reproductive health:
    By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
  • SDG target 5.6 Sexual & reproductive rights:
    Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences
  • SDG target 10.7 Migrant health:
    Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies

Infectious diseases

  • SDG target 3.3 Infectious diseases:
    By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

Injury and violence

  • SDG target 3.6 Road traffic:
    By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
  • SDG target 5.2 Violence against women:
    Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
  • SDG target 5.3 Female genital mutilation:
    Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
  • SDG target 8.7 Forced labour & trafficking:
    Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
  • SDG target 16.1 Violence (all forms):
    Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
  • SDG target 16.2 Violence against children:
    End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

Noncommunicable diseases, mental health and ( behavioural) risk factors

  • SDG target 3.4 Noncommunicable diseases:
    By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well- being
  • SDG target 3.5 Substance Abuse:
    Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
  • SDG target 3.a Tobacco control:
    Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate
  • SDG target 2.2 Malnutrition (focused on obesity):
    By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons

Health systems  & universal health coverage

  • SDG target 3.8 Universal health coverage:
    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
  • SDG target 3.b Medicines and Vaccines:
    Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all
  • SDG target 3.c Health financing & Workforce:
    Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States

Environment and health

  • SDG target 3.9 Environmental health:
    By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
  • SDG target 6.1 Safe drinking water:
    By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
  • SDG target 6.2 Sanitation:
    By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
  • SDG target 11.2 Transport:
    By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
  • SDG target 8.8 Occupational health / labour rights:
    Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Emergency and disaster preparedness

  • SDG target 3.d Emergency preparedness:
    Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks
  • SDG target 11.5 Disaster mitigation:
    By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
  • SDG target 13.1 Climate change resilience:
    Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries