Goal 3: Good health and well-being
In the last year alone, the number of civilians in acute humanitarian need rose 27 per cent. In the most conflict-affected governorates of Hodeidah, Sa’ada and Taizz, more than 60 per cent of the population require help just to survive.
Nationwide, fewer than half of all health facilities are fully functional – and those that are often lack specialists, equipment and medicines. Immunization coverage has decreased by 30 per cent since the conflict started and most health personnel have not been paid for two or more years. More than half of all districts are in acute need of water and sanitation – four times more than in 2018 – and diseases like malaria and cholera are widespread in many parts of the country.
The Sustainable Development Goals commit to ending epidemics and communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is that everyone should have access to health care, and to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines. Supporting research and developing vaccines as an essential part of this process.
At least 400 million people have no basic healthcare, and 40 percent lack social protection.
More than 1.6 billion people live in fragile settings where protracted crises, combined with weak national capacity to deliver basic health services, present a significant challenge to global health.
By the end of 2017, 21.7 million people living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy. Yet more than 15 million people are still waiting for treatment.
Every 2 seconds someone aged 30 to 70 years dies prematurely from noncommunicable diseases - cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes or cancer.
7 million people die every year from exposure to fine particles in polluted air.
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More than one of every three women have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their life resulting in both short- and long-term consequences for their physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health.