UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Hi everyone! This week we are moving onto the third UN Sustainable Development Goal! We’re happy to have you on this journey with us and appreciate each and every one of you for sticking with us!
What is the goal?: “To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”
Currently, more than six million children die before their fifth birthday each year and only half all women in developing regions have access to the health care they need. The goal is to promote the well-being of all people and provide access to the basic health care that they all need.
Although some are already fortunate enough to have access basic health care, ensuring that everyone has equally affordable access to quality health is a goal we should all strive for. Access to healthy lives and well-being for all people is a basic human right that everyone deserves!
Can we achieve this goal?
The UN has calculated that spending $1 billion in immunization coverage can save 1 million children’s lives each year. With that being said, we can definitely achieve our goal! In the past, we’ve seen improvements in health care lead to a 24% increase in income growth in developing countries. Our time and investment in working towards these sustainable development goals will pay off in the future!
What can you do to help?
Goal 3 is a bit difficult for us to tackle as individuals but that shouldn’t deter us from making an effort to. One way to start is to promote and protect your own health and the health of the people around you! Encouraging vaccinations, educating others, and opening discussions on issues like reproductive health are all important contributions you can make towards a healthy community!
Another thing you can do as an individual is take action in your community through schools, organizations, clubs, etc. to promote better health for all people! By doing so, you can emphasize the importance of good health and the need for basic health care in your community.
You can also hold your government and local politicians accountable for making decisions and passing legislation that improve people’s access to basic health care! It is crucial that we use our voices and our power to vote to make a difference in our society, this is the best way to improve our communities!
Learn more about Goal 3 and other UN Sustainable Development Goals here!
[EVENT ALERT!] - FFC X VannStudio presents ARTISENÍAS
Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing + the UN SDG campaign as a whole align strongly with FFC’s core values. Our most recent campaign has been a program with artisan women in Peru, whose amazing art and craftwork have been an avenue through which they are gaining income, bettering their wellbeing, and promoting community values wherein everybody benefits.
We would like to invite you to this ARTISENÍAS event - a night of drinks, socializing, free makeovers/styling by VannStudios, and an exciting + exclusive preview of the accessories that these amazing craftswomen in Peru have created. All proceeds from the event will go to them!