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)

Universal Healthcare 

The Supreme Council of Health’s National Health Plan (2016-2025) is a 10-year vision for a healthy and safe society, ensuring health services are delivered with fairness, efficiency, and high quality. As part of the plan, in 2024, the National Health Insurance program (SEHATI) is due to be rolled out, which will be designed to maximize the use of technology, through the issuance of a chip enabled card containing medical data for all citizens and residents, and designed to enhance competitive, as citizens will be able to choose from different packages, alongside expatriate healthcare that will be funded by employers and made available in government and private facilities. Furthermore, visitors will receive a mandatory package, available in all government facilities.

Preventative Measures 

The Kingdom of Bahrain offers immunizations free of charge for citizens as per a set schedule. Immunizations are a pre-requisite for school entry since 2012, with some vaccines, including booster doses, given to students at their schools to ensure full accessibility.

National Genome Program 

The National Genome Program contributes to efforts towards improving the quality of health services and preventing diseases. Going forward, Bahrain plans to establish a specialized genetic analysis center using the latest scientific innovations, in partnership with Harvard Medical School.

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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