3. Good Health & Well Being

In a world characterized by rapid changes and complex challenges, the pursuit of good health and well-being for all stands as an unassailable moral imperative. Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG-3), aptly titled "Good Health and Well-being," is both a beacon of hope and a roadmap to a future where everyone can enjoy a life of vitality, free from avoidable suffering and premature mortality. This introduction provides a foundational overview of SDG-3, which represents a shared commitment to building a healthier, more equitable world.

SDG-3 encapsulates a holistic vision of health, recognizing that well-being is not merely the absence of illness but a state of complete physical, mental, and social harmony. It encompasses an array of interconnected objectives: from reducing maternal and child mortality, combating infectious diseases, and addressing non-communicable diseases to ensuring universal access to quality healthcare. By 2030, the goal is to significantly reduce the burden of diseases that afflict humanity, extending the opportunity for everyone to lead a long and healthy life.

The challenges are immense, and the complexities are evident. The COVID-19 pandemic, which shook the world in recent times, laid bare the vulnerabilities in health systems across the globe. It underscored the interconnected nature of global health, demonstrating that a threat to health anywhere can rapidly become a threat to health everywhere. Beyond immediate crises, SDG-3 calls for the establishment of resilient health systems capable of responding to evolving health threats and addressing the environmental determinants of health.

In this era of climate change, urbanization, and emerging health risks, the pursuit of SDG-3 becomes increasingly urgent. Achieving good health and well-being necessitates a multi-faceted approach, involving governments, civil society, the private sector, and international organizations. It requires a dedication to research, data-driven decision-making, and knowledge sharing to inform policies and practices that are effective and sustainable.

In conclusion, SDG-3, "Good Health and Well-being," represents a noble and ambitious vision for a healthier world. It underscores the intrinsic value of health and its critical role in achieving social and economic development. By addressing health disparities, ensuring universal access to healthcare, and promoting environmental sustainability, SDG-3 paves the way for a future where health and well-being are attainable for all, irrespective of their circumstances. It is a goal that reminds us of our shared responsibility to ensure that no one is left behind on the path to a healthier, more resilient, and flourishing global community.

Commitment of Vidyapeeth to align with Good Health & Well Being

Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth as an epicentre of Health sciences University of excellence is committed to ensure good health and well being of the community. As an Institution, the implementation of sustainable goals is exemplified its achievements, initiatives, and contributions in the realm of global health and well-being. It highlights our role as a driver of progress, a center of excellence in education and research, and a catalyst for change in healthcare systems. As a university, we are active participants in shaping the future of healthcare.

Our endeavors encompass various facets, including education, research, community engagement, advocacy, and global partnerships. We equip the healthcare leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and values to address health disparities, conduct groundbreaking research that addresses pressing health issues, actively engage with communities, advocate for policies that promote health equity, and collaborate with organizations and institutions globally.

The Wellness report of the University for SDG-3 sheds light on the concrete progress we have made, the challenges we have encountered, and our vision for the future. It underscores a pivotal role in contributing significantly to the achievement of SDG-3, ultimately envisioning a world where health and well-being are universal aspirations rather than unmet needs. With a focus on SDG-3, we are working to build a healthier, more equitable world – one that embodies the very essence of good health and well-being for all.