Executive Goalkeeper Advisory Council: GOAL 3 - Good Health and Well Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Good health is essential to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two. It considers widening economic and social inequalities, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and emerging challenges such as noncommunicable diseases. Universal health coverage will be integral to achieving SDG 3, ending poverty and reducing inequalities. Emerging global health priorities not explicitly included in the SDGs, including antimicrobial resistance, also demand action.
But the world is off-track to achieve the health-related SDGs. At least 400 million people have no basic healthcare, and 40 percent lack social protection. Source: UNDP. It calls for more research and development, increased health financing, and strengthened capacity of all countries in health risk reduction and management.
The SDGs Healthcare Executive Goalkeeper Committee is the policy advocacy arm of the initiative aimed at identifying actionable strategies & policies that can accelerate healthcare development and create a sustainable healthcare environment at all levels.
This committee is a focused group of leaders, policy makers, NGOs and celebrities who will work together towards achieving Agenda 2030. This committee will present an annual report of its findings to all relevant stakeholders and will play a key role in complementing governments’ efforts to achieve the country’s healthcare objectives by working very closely with State Level SDGs Goalkeepers Committees.
The committee consist of 12 experts representing all key links in the Healthcare value chain. It will meet quarterly to define a clear roadmap on how this collective wisdom of the changemakers can be converted into action on ground.
Tasks for the Committee:
The committee will track and work on the following sub goals of Goal# 3
— To reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
— To end preventable deaths of new-borns and children under 5 years of age
— To end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
— To 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
— To 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
— To substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
Targeted activities by the committee
The committee can target to achieve the sub goals and targeted for each goal by the following:
- Advisory to government/NITI Aayog
- On ground activities
- Knowledge Papers
- Support activities to NGO’s
- Communication and Capacity Building
- Activities with UN Bodies
- Targeting activities for one of the sub-goals to start immediately
Dr. Alexander Thomas
D.Orth, M.S. Orth, M. Phil. [HSSM], PGDMLE, Founder-Member and President, Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI)
Prof. Balram Bhargava
Secretary, DHR & Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Dr. Neeta Verma
Director General, National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India