Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
The pandemic and other ongoing crises are hindering progress in achieving SDG3, exacerbating existing health inequalities and threatening progress towards universal health coverage.
As a result, 68 million children are known to be un- or under-vaccinated as of 2022 from TB and malaria. This has been particularly challenging in low- and middle-income countries, where health systems were already under-resourced before the pandemic.
The pandemic has also highlighted the need for stronger global health security systems to prevent and respond to future pandemics. Overcoming these setbacks and dealing with longstanding shortcomings in health-care provision requires an urgent strengthening of health systems.