Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

Overview of some indicators

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births)
Under five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
Death rate due to road traffic injuries (per 100,000 population)

National Health Plan

The National Health Plan of the Kingdom of Bahrain that was approved by the ministerial cabinet has laid out the roadmap for change in the health sector for the coming years (2016 - 2025).  The plan aims to achieve quality in providing sustainable health services, and to provide the necessary human resources and infrastructure so as to accomplish the government's program of action and the Ministry of Health, which plays a key role since the beginning of the project.

National Ambulance Centre Project

The Supreme Council of Health, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health, works on establishing a unified network of ambulances in which all emergency departments participate in creating an ambulance center in each of the Kingdom's governorates. The project aims to improve the level of ambulance services in the Kingdom, serving the population of the four governorates, and achieving a qualitative leap in the level of ambulance services in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

National Health Survey Project 2018
The Ministry of Health, in cooperation and partnership with the Information & eGovernment Authority, has implemented the National Health Survey project, which surveyed a sample of 4,000 Bahraini and non-Bahraini families and collective families in all governorates of the Kingdom.
The results of this survey will help in meeting a significant part of the requirements of both the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The survey results will also strengthen the health system of the Kingdom by providing a precise health database for the population of citizens and residents. The survey will contribute to measuring health performance indicators and their status and identifying communicable and non-communicable diseases, together with using the information and data to prepare the appropriate strategic plans to manage the health programs and evaluate its effectiveness at the kingdom level.

Goal One: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal Two: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all age
Goal Four: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal Six: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal Seven: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal Eight: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal Nine: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal Ten: Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal Eleven:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal Twelve:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal Thirteen: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts[b]
Goal Fourteen: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal Fifteen: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal Seventeen: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDGs Bahrain

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