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SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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

Some progress has been made against key mortality measures. Maternal mortality ratios have already fallen below the 2030 target in three-quarters of Pacific countries and territories, and one-half have achieved the under-five mortality rate target of fewer than 25 deaths per 100,000.

The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases, both with respect to the risk of premature mortality and health care costs, is the dominant health issue in the Pacific region. A mixed pattern is found in the two lifestyle risk factors of alcohol and smoking, with three Pacific countries featuring among the top ten world countries in prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older.

Health worker density remains below WHO guidelines in most countries in the region.

Malaria is still present in three countries (PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu), although the incidence is decreasing due to awareness and preventative measures.


Dataset for SDG 3 can be downloaded here



Target 3.1

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

Indicator 3.1.1: Maternal mortality ratio

Metadata for indicator 3.1.1 can be downloaded here


Indicator 3.1.2: Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel

Metadata for indicator 3.1.2 can be downloaded here

Target 3.2

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 

Indicator 3.2.1: Under-Five Mortality Rate

Metadata for indicator 3.2.1 can be downloaded here


Indicator 3.2.2: Neonatal Mortality Rate

Metadata for indicator 3.2.2 can be downloaded here

Target 3.3

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

Indicator 3.3.1: Number of New HIV infections per 1,000 Uninfected Population (by sex, age and key populations)

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset


Indicator 3.3.2: Tuberculosis Incidence per 1,000 Population

Metadata for indicator 3.3.2 can be downloaded here


Indicator 3.3.3