Sustainable development aims to ensure everyone's health and well-being at all stages of life. All main health issues are addressed in the goal, including reproductive, maternal, and child health; communicable, noncommunicable, and environmental diseases; universal health coverage; and universal access to safe, effective, high-quality, and affordable medicines and vaccinations for all. It also calls for additional research and development, higher health spending, and improved health risk reduction and management capabilities in all countries.
Technology is critical in a variety of health-related applications, but not limited to:
• Increasing the use of spatial analysis to identify the ecological, environmental, and other elements that contribute to the development of vector-borne diseases, monitoring disease patterns, and pinpointing regions where disease-control planning is required.
• Addressing vision, cognition, and disability assistance issues.
• Using wearable monitoring devices to support health promotion and illness prevention by monitoring elements that affect human health and well-being, such as air quality and traffic.
• Enabling access to healthcare from afar.
Human health and well-being are dependent on a clean environment. On the other side, pollution of the air and water, as well as inadequate management of dangerous substances and waste, all contribute to health problems.
Natural disasters and environmental shocks can have a significant influence on health, resulting in deaths, injuries, diseases, disabilities, psycho-social issues, and other indirect impacts such as damage to health facilities and long-term disruptions in the delivery of health services.
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING IN COVID-19
Sustainable development requires people of all ages to live healthy lifestyles and promote well-being. COVID-19 is causing widespread human suffering, undermining the global economy, and upending the lives of billions of people around the planet.
Prior to the epidemic, millions of people's health had improved significantly. Significant progress has been made in extending life expectancy and reducing some of the leading causes of infant and maternal mortality. However, additional work is needed to completely eradicate a variety of diseases and treat a variety of persistent and new health challenges. Significant progress may be made in helping to save the lives of millions of people by focusing on more effective funding of health systems, greater sanitation and hygiene, and increased access to physicians.
Philanthropy may assist enhance the lives of all people through greater health in a variety of ways, from preventive to policy. Donors can influence change in a variety of ways, from providing universal access to high-quality, affordable healthcare to addressing the structures that influence health outcomes. Whatever path you take, health philanthropy necessitates a long-term commitment and an open mind.
COVID-19 and other health emergencies represent a global threat, emphasising the importance of being prepared. The UN Development Programme noted significant variations in countries' ability to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 issue. The pandemic represents a turning point in public health preparedness and investment in key 21st-century public services.