More than 6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year in Africa. 16,000 children die each day from preventable diseases such as measles and tuberculosis. Every day hundreds of women die during pregnancy or from child-birth related complications. In many rural areas, only 56 percent of births are attended by skilled professionals. AIDS is now the leading cause of death among teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe that these deaths can be avoided through prevention and treatment, education, immunization campaigns, and sexual and reproductive healthcare. The Sustainable Development Goal Number 3 makes a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa by 2030. At Wesustain, we leverage on this momentum by creating sustainable products and services with the potential to deliver benefits across our regional healthcare ecosystem.

REDUCE MATERNAL MORTALITY

By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio in Africa to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.

END ALL PREVENTABLE DEATHS UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE

By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under 5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.

FIGHT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN AFRICA

By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

REDUCE MORTALITY FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH

By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

PREVENT AND TREAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

REDUCE ROAD INJURIES AND DEATHS

By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents in Africa.

UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE CARE, FAMILY PLANNING AND EDUCATION

By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services in all of Africa, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs.

ACHIEVE REGION-WIDE HEALTH COVERAGE

Achieve region wide health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines in all countries of Africa.

REDUCE ILLNESSES AND DEATH FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND POLLUTION

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

IMPLEMENT THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL

Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries of Africa, as appropriate.

SUPPORT RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE VACCINES AND MEDICINES

Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect countries of Africa, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of African countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all.

INCREASE HEALTH FINANCING AND SUPPORT HEALTH WORKFORCE IN AFRICA

Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in in Africa, especially in least developed countries in the continent.

IMPROVE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RISKS

Strengthen the capacity of all countries in Africa, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.