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Definition of "Good Health & Well-Being"

"The third goal seeks to:

  • reduce maternal, neonatal, and premature mortality rates;
  • end epidemics of communicable diseases, such as AIDS and malaria;
  • prevent unnecessary deaths from substance abuse, traffic accidents, pollution, and other causes;
  • bolster reproductive and sexual health services;
  • improve vaccine supply and distribution; and
  • achieve universal health coverage, which would involve ensuring accessible and affordable health care for every person."

UN Sustainable Development Goals. (2023). In Gale Global Issues Online Collection. Gale. URL

Helpful UN links for SDG #3 Good Health & Well-being

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Additional Resources

Suggested search terms for Goal #3 Good Health & Well-Being

These keywords are SOME of the terms that will help you research this goal. Use these in the main search box on the library homepage, library databases, and Google. Try combining them for the best search.

Develop your own key terms as you read about your topic and solution.

Note: Put quotation marks around phrases when you search (ie "battered child syndrome")


human AND (health* OR disease* OR illness* OR medicine* OR mortality) 
battered child syndrome OR child abuse OR child neglect
child well-being index OR youth well-being index OR child wellbeing index OR youth wellbeing index
maternal mortality OR child mortality OR childbirth complications OR neonatal mortality OR neo-natal mortality OR infant mortality OR maternal health 
postnatal depression OR post-natal depression OR mental health OR mental disorder* OR mental illness*
preventable death*
tobacco control OR substance abuse OR drug abuse OR tobacco use OR alcohol use OR substance addiction OR drug addiction OR tobacco addiction OR alcoholism
traffic accident* 
healthy lifestyle
life expectanc*
health policy OR health system AND (access OR accessible)
health risk*
social determinants of health
psychological harm OR psychological wellbeing OR psychological well-being OR psychological well being 
public health

chagas OR tropical disease* OR zika virus OR dengue OR schistosomiasis OR sleeping sickness OR ebola OR malaria
water-borne disease* OR water borne disease* OR diarrhea OR diarrhoea OR cholera OR dysentery OR typhoid fever 
infectious disease* OR sexually-transmitted disease* OR sexually transmitted disease* OR communicable disease* OR aids OR hiv 
chronic respiratory disease* 
cardiovascular disease*
neglected disease OR neglected disease

For more about the key terms, see the Elsevier 2019 Scopus queries.