Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 3 Recap:

In month three we had the honor and pleasure of partnering with Lindsay Betzendahl and #ProjectHealthViz and were able to share a huge assortment of datasets thanks to the amazing people at the Centre for Humanitarian Data.  All together we had 17 submissions and saw a really great variety of topics!  Of the 17 people who had submitted vizzes this month, 6 of them participated for the first time, which is incredible!  But what’s even more incredible, is that 10 people have now participated in all three months of #TheSDGVizProject!!!  A huge thank you to all of you for your continued support, and another huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the first time this month.


Here are all of this month’s submissions.  Please click on a thumbnail below to view the viz on Tableau Public, or view them in our Viz Gallery

Community Submissions:




Organizer Submissions:


What We Learned:

With so many amazing submissions on such a wide variety of topics, there was so much to learn about Health and Well-Being around the world.  Here are a few of the key takeaways

  • The United States has the highest maternal mortality ratio of any of the 25 most developed countries, and is the only one of those countries that has seen an increase from the year 2000
  • Every 2 seconds, someone aged 30 to 70 years dies prematurely from noncommunicable disease such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer
  • As recently as 1950, people in nearly every country on Earth were at risk of contracting Malaria. Today, less than half of those countries are still at risk, and experts believe the disease can be eradicated completely by 2040
  • There are vast disparities between countries in the 4 variables that comprise the Human Development Index
    • Gross National Income – $660 in Burundi and $110,000 in Qatar
    • Life Expectancy – 53 years in Central African Republic and 85 years in Hong Kong
    • Expected Schooling – 5 years in South Sudan and 22 years in Australia
    • Mean Schooling – 1.5 years in Burkina Faso and 15 years in Germany
  • Alcohol consumption is the world’s third largest risk factor for disease and disability, and is a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries
  • More than 70 countries have not yet met the targets for neonatal and under-5 mortality (12 per 1,000 and 25 per 1,000 respectively), and 30 of those are at high risk of missing the targets by 2030. The vast majority of these countries are located in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • There has been an 80% reduction in Measles related deaths between 2000 and 2017, but still only two thirds of children have received the vaccine as of 2017
  • Over 400 million people have no basic healthcare
  • In developing countries 133 out of 100,000 people die due to air pollution
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death of people aged 5 to 29 years in developed countries

How can we contribute to improving Health & Well-Being?

Finding ways to help those in your community and in communities across the globe can be difficult, but during an unprecedented Pandemic, it can seem nearly impossible.  However, this is a time where your help and support is needed more than ever.  The best way that you can help (if you have not been significantly impacted financially), without putting yourself, or others at risk, is to donate to charitable organizations that are already operating to help those most impacted by our current situation.  If you need help finding a charity, please reach out to us and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Beyond that, the best way that you can contribute to the Health and Well-Being of all of us is to stay home whenever possible.  When staying home is not an option, please make sure to maintain a safe distance from other people (6 feet is recommended), cover your nose and mouth with a cloth face cover, and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds).

Thank you for another great month, and keep an eye on our blog for the May Goal Announcement!


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