Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being



SDG 3 Unveiling Photos

This project is the third out of the 17 SDGs, and has become the third goal ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being.

  • Sponsor of the project: vybe urgent care
  • Artist(s): David Guinn
  • Grantee: MANNA 

MANNA is a leader in evidence-based nutrition services, bringing together dietitians, chefs, drivers, and thousands of volunteers to cook and deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provide nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling serious illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, and HIV/AIDS. From hands-on cooking classes and nutrition counseling to the delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, MANNA provides nourishment, hope, and healing to the Greater Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey, and beyond.

  • Location of the painting: vybe (5828 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139)

Listen to a segment from WHYY PBS on You Outta Know to learn more about the SDG 3 project with the Global Philadelphia Association.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other — COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe. 

Before the pandemic, major progress was made in improving the health of millions of people. Significant strides were made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. But more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, and increased access to physicians, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Health emergencies such as COVID-19 pose a global risk and have shown the critical need for preparedness. The United Nations Development Programme highlighted huge disparities in countries’ abilities to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic provides a watershed moment for health emergency preparedness and for investment in critical 21st century public services. 

Source: United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, SDG#3 Good Health and Well-Being

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