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The third SDG relates to quality health, aiming to ensure access to quality health and promote well-being for all, at all ages.

Until 2030, it was stipulated:
• reduce the overall maternal mortality rate to less than 70 deaths per 100,000 live births;

• to eliminate preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years old, with all countries trying to reduce neonatal mortality to at least 12 per 1,000 live births and under-five mortality to at least 25 per cent 1,000 live births;
• to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, and to combat hepatitis, waterborne diseases and other communicable diseases;
• Reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases through prevention and treatment by one third, and promote mental health and well-being;
• strengthen prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol;
• ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, information and education, as well as the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs;
• achieve universal health coverage, including protection of financial risk, access to essential quality health services and access to essential medicines and vaccines for all in a safe, effective, quality and affordable way;
• substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses due to hazardous chemicals, contamination and air, water and soil pollution;
• strengthen the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate;
• support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for communicable and non-communicable diseases, which affect mainly developing countries, to provide access to essential medicines and vaccines at affordable prices, in accordance with the Doha Declaration, which right of developing countries to make full use of the provisions of the TRIPs agreement on flexibilities to protect public health and, in particular, to provide access to medicines for all;
• substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, training, and retention of health personnel in developing countries, especially in the least developed countries and small island developing States;
• strengthen the capacity of all countries, particularly developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and national and global health risk management;
• by 2020, halving the number of deaths and injuries due to road accidents worldwide.

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