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Table 2 Sustainable Development Goal 3 health targets, means-of-implementation targets, and principles and ways of working under Agenda 2030

From: Soft power and global health: the sustainable development goals (SDGs) era health agendas of the G7, G20 and BRICS

SDG 3 Health targets Code definitions
3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to maternal health or maternal mortality
3.2 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 1000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1000 live births. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to child survival (neonatal or child health or mortality)
3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria; neglected tropical diseases; or hepatitis, water-borne and other communicable diseases)
3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to non-communicable diseases or mental health
3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to substance abuse (narcotic drug abuse or alcohol abuse)
3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to road traffic injuries
3.7 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. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to access to sexual or reproductive health care services
3.8 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. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to universal health coverage or access to medicines
3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to addressing environmental pollution or contamination
SDG 3 Means-of-implementation targets
 3.a Strengthen the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to the WHO FCTC or tobacco restrictions
 3.b 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. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to investment and support of research & development for diseases of the developing world; or to access to medicines via TRIPS
 3.c 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. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to health financing or workforce (increasing health financing or supporting human resources for health in low & middle-income countries)
 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks. Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to early warning, risk reduction and management of national & global health risks
SDG 3 Principles
 Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals Explicit commitment to the SDGs
 The right to health; rights-based approaches; and human rights Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to the right to health or human rights
 Leaving no-one behind Explicit reference to leaving no-one behind, or direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to sexual or ethnic minorities, vulnerable populations, or refugees, migrants or internally displaced people
 Equity/equality Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to addressing inequality, gender equality, women’s empowerment, or non-discrimination
SDG 3 Ways of working
 Inter-sectoral collaboration Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to inter-sectoral collaboration or multidisciplinary cooperation
 Engagement with non-state actors Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to working with other sectors and actors
 Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) Direct commitment or weak/indirect reference to the social determinants of health
  1. Data sources [84, 85]