Good Health and Well-being Lab

Healthcare services around the world continue to improve in terms of both quality and coverage. However, a great share of humanity still faces difficulty accessing adequate medical services.

Learn how your innovations can tackle these issues and more by joining the Good Health and Well-being Lab, part of Prepr’s Sustainable Innovation Lab series.

UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Well-being.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-being

This UNESCO goal aims for the substantial reduction of premature mortality around the world by 2030. This includes reductions in deaths by substance abuse, road accidents and communicable disease, as well as improved access to family planning and healthcare services.

Key facts about global healthcare

17,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990, but more than five million children still die before their fifth birthday each year.

Since 2000, measles vaccines have prevented nearly 15.6 million deaths.

Despite determined global progress, an increasing proportion of child deaths are in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Four out of every five deaths of children under age five occur in these regions.

Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families.

Maternal mortality has fallen by 37% since 2000. In Eastern Asia, Northern Africa and Southern Asia, maternal mortality has declined by around two-thirds.

The maternal mortality ratio – the proportion of mothers that do not survive childbirth compared to those who do –  is still 14 times higher in developing regions than in developed countries.

More women are receiving antenatal care. In developing regions, antenatal care increased from 65% in 1990 to 83% in 2012.

Only half of women in developing regions receive adequate healthcare.

36.9 million people globally were living with HIV in 2017. 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV, and 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2017.

Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for around one in three AIDS-related deaths.

AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10–19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents globally.

Over 6.2 million malaria deaths have been averted between 2000 and 2015, primarily of children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. The global malaria incidence rate has fallen by an estimated 37% and the mortality rates by 37%.

By joining the Good Health Lab, you can:

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Build solutions for the real world using our expert tools and resources

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Connect and share your innovations with like-minded experts and entrepreneurs using Prepr’s virtual Lab network

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Go from problem to pitch deck in 90 days or less using Prepr’s P.I.E.® Framework

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Build a portfolio project or CSR initiative that stands out and makes a real-world impact

Ready to build for a better future?

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