3. Good health and well-being

Good health and well-being  - SDG 3

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. The situation in Latin America and the Caribbean is positive, given that significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, and in reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS and waterborne diseases thanks to greater access to clean water and sanitation. However, beyond these advances, various challenges remain that are linked to good-quality universal health coverage, the eradication of a wide range of diseases and a number of different persistent and emerging issues relating to health.