• More than six million children still die before their fifth birthday each year
  • Despite determined global progress, an increasing proportion of child deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Four out of every five deaths of children under age five occur in these regions.
  • The proportion of mothers that do not survive childbirth compared to those who do - in developing regions is still 14 times higher than in the developed regions
  • Only half of women in developing regions receive the recommended amount of health care they need
  • There were 250 000 new HIV infections among adolescents in 2013, two thirds of which were among adolescent girls

WORLD 2030


  • Global maternal mortality ratio reduced to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
  • Infant and children under five years mortality eradicated in cases that could be prevented, 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
  • Epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases ended, and fight against hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
  • Premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases reduced by one third through prevention and treatment, and promoted mental health and well-being
  • The prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol is strengthened
  • The number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents is halved
  • Universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services ensured, including family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
  • Universal health coverage is achieved, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
  • The number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination, is substantially reduced


  • Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate
  • Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, 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 developing 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
  • Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States
  • Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks