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3. Good health and well-being

3. Good health and well-being

Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade. Nevertheless, people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. Overcoming disease and ill health will require concerted and sustained efforts, focusing on population groups and regions that have been neglected.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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News

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The Philippines reports 200 to 300 deaths from rabies annually despite the availability of vaccines and treatment for dog bites.
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Highly toxic rare earth mining has rapidly expanded in northern Myanmar, fueling human rights abuses, deforestation and environmental contamination, an investigation by the NGO Global Witness has found.
Jasmine Chew, Macquarie Group Foundation
Chew joins from AVPN where she led the capital mobilisation team.
Derrick Koh
Koh joins after almost five years heading the communications team at Schneider Electric in East Asia and Japan.
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Opinion

Smoke from forest fires pollutes populated areas without regard for international boundaries
Governments, civil society and the international community need to work fast as the dry season approaches and smoke haze returns in Southeast Asia.
Fixing air pollution in Jakarta will require big changes in the transport sector.
The Indonesian capital’s air quality is already bad. Emissions from vehicles commuting from its fringes worsens the situation.
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Switching menus so meat is not the default option dramatically reduces meat consumption. But will the effects last?
Parks in Taipei
Green spaces are not the answer to overheated cities by themselves. Careful urban planning needs to consider their strategic placement.
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Videos

Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
EB Studio What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
migrant fishermen fishing southeast asia
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
Harvesting the fruit of oil palms, as this man is doing in a plantation in Indonesia, is tiring and sometimes dangerous work
EB Studio Palm oil frequently makes headlines, but the faceless workers harvesting the fruit of the oil palm less so. What are the challenges of the job and how can their rights be safeguarded?
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Podcasts

Crops growing in a field
EB Studio Dexter Huerto Jr of engineering firm Danfoss tells the Eco-Business Podcast how food supply chains have been affected by a pandemic and conflict, and how they can be fixed.
EB podcast IPCC authors
What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
Healthcare and sustainability: Why aren't we talking about it?
If the global healthcare sector was a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter in the world — not great for a sector that promises 'to do no harm'. But a growing movement is emerging to decarbonise healthcare.
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