Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-being


2019-01-25, 13:57 Posted by: Cybercom Östersund

Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being

In UN’s global goal for good health and well-being, there are multiple sub goals, where they work in different ways to improve the way of life for people. It’s easy to think that things we take for granted like access to healthcare, clean water, food, clean air and good sanitation is granted to everyone.
But this is of course a little naïve. With such a broad goal like this, the work needs to be spread on multiple actions, projects and areas to solve the main purpose.

This means that the UN are working with actions spanning from reducing the risk of death when giving birth to reducing the number of casualties in traffic. A lot of work is therefore aimed at spreading information and knowledge, to improve the cooperation between countries where, for example the statics on number of deaths in childbirth are like night and day. Restricting the spreading of different deceases like AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and hepatitis. Actions aimed at sections of Africa, where education in sex, relations and to use protection are high on the to-do list.

 

So, what can I do?

To tackle goal 3 for good health and well-being, you can help by keeping up an active life style. Sure, I’m a pretty bad example myself, given the fact that I use tobacco and enjoy a cold beer or two. But you should aim to walk around 10 000 steps per day.

It’s not hard to reach those numbers once you get started. An initial step could be to leave the car at home and walk to work instead and to plan additional strolls around the area in the afternoon. It’s easy to add a small walk for 30min to an hour after dinner. Just give it a go and you will thank me later!

To take a closer look at the different chemicals we use at home is also a great thing to do. This is to make sure that the things we use are not bad for the environment, that could irritate your eyes, nose or throat which in the end could lead to easier access of bacteria or viruses. Dare to refuse nasal spray!

 

What does Cybercom do?

At Cybercom we have multiple examples of how we target the third development goal. I choose two examples here, brought to you from my colleagues in Karlskrona and Gothenburg, who have developed MovereX and the Innovation Zone project “Stairs”.

Read more about MovereX, developed in Karlskrona: https://www.cybercom.com/Cases-and-clients/Moverex-Getting-healthier-with-digital-exercise/

Project Stairs from Gothenburg’s Innovation Zone:

 

Cannot see the video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbbsWRGg8us

On the next blog post, we will look at SDG 4 – Quality Education. Stay tuned!


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