Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing


Sustainable Development Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

We have made huge strides in reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Since 1990, there has been an over 50 percent decline in preventable child deaths globally. Maternal mortality also fell by 45 percent worldwide. New HIV/AIDS infections fell by 30 percent between 2000 and 2013, and over 6.2 million lives were saved from malaria.

Despite this incredible progress, more than 6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year. 16,000 children die each day from preventable diseases such as measles and tuberculosis. Every day hundreds of women die during pregnancy or from child-birth related complications. In many rural areas, only 56 percent of births are attended by skilled professionals. AIDS is now the leading cause of death among teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa, a region still severely devastated by the HIV epidemic.

These deaths can be avoided through prevention and treatment, education, immunization campaigns, and sexual and reproductive healthcare. The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. Supporting research and development for vaccines is an essential part of this process as well.

The following datasets are available through AURIN which support the evaluation of our progress in achieving Good Health and Wellbeing. You can also view all of the datasets which relate to this goal here

LGA-15 Avoidable Mortality by Selected Cause

The number of potentially avoidable deaths and their cause at age 0 to 74 years with corresponding mortality rates/ratios with respective confidence intervals, 2010 – 2014. The specified causes of death are: cancers, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, circulatory system diseases, ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, respiratory system diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, deaths from select external causes of mortality, suicide and self-inflicted injuries, other external causes of mortality, transport accidents.

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SA2 Health Risk Factors – Modelled Estimate

Modelled estimates of health risk factors: alcohol consumption, weight and smoking by SA2, 2011-13. SA2 data for these indicators are derived from Population Health Area (PHA) data. PHAs are comprised of one or more whole SA2s. A full listing of SA2s and what percentage of their corresponding PHA has been allocated to them can be found at the following link

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National Health Services Directory(Point) 2017

The National Health Services Directory (NHSD), published by Healthdirect Australia, is a comprehensive and consolidated national directory of health services and related health service providers in both the public and private sectors across all Australian jurisdictions. The purpose of the NHSD is to provide consistent, authoritative, reliable and easily accessible information about health services to the public and to support health professionals with the delivery of healthcare. Data current as of December 2017.

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