Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that all 193 UN Member States, including India have committed to achieve between 2016 and 2030. Health has a central place in SDG 3 ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’.

The new health goal is underpinned by 13 broad targets that cover a wide spectrum of WHO’s work. SDG-3 entails the bold commitments to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths, end the epidemics of communicable and noncommunicable disease, strengthen health systems capacity and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Several targets under other goals are also directly or indirectly linked to the health goal.