4. Is there a specific SDG on health?
Yes. Goal 3 is dedicated to health and aims to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. Its 13 targets – 9 health targets and 4 targets on the means of implementation – reflect most of the health priorities of the WHO European Region.
Some of the targets follow from the unfinished Millennium Development Goal agenda; others are important health priorities and objectives of Health 2020, the European policy framework for health and well-being, and are addressed in many of WHO/Europe’s committal documents. These address, for example, noncommunicable diseases, mental health, risk factors, nutrition, road traffic accidents, environmental pollution, health services, health financing, the health workforce and research.