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Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Since 2000, impressive progress has been made on many health fronts. However, to meet the SDG health targets by 2030, progress must be accelerated and expanded, in particular in regions with the highest burden of disease. Areas that deserve special attention include mortality rates for children under five years of age, unintended pregnancies particularly among adolescents, reducing infectious diseases related with lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases, mental disorders such as depression, tobacco and alcohol use, and indoor and ambient air pollution. Health systems strengthening and funding are also key to achieving SDG3.