Immunization saves millions
and is one of the
SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all by 2030
WHY IT MATTERS
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all is important to building prosperous societies. So far, major progress has been made in improving the health of millions of people.
However, at least half the world’s population are still without access to essential health services. Non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as heart attacks, strokes, cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes are also the leading cause of deaths annually. These diseases are driven by rapid urbanization, unhealthy lifestyles and population ageing.