Ireland’s UN SDGs 2019 - Report on Indicators for Goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being
The 17 UN SDGs are a set of global development targets adopted by the United Nations (UN) member countries in September 2015 to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The UN SDGs are driving the global development agenda towards Agenda 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 is in direct response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provides a whole-of-government approach to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
This Publication for 'Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being’ has 27 SDG indicators which are divided into six main chapters: Childbirth, Communicable Diseases, Premature Mortality, Health Care, Environment and Health Infrastruture.
SDG 3.1.1 Maternal Mortality Ratio was published by the CSO, Annual Report on Vital Statistics.
SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel was published by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
SDG 3.2.1 Under-Five Mortality Rate was published by the CSO, Vital Statistics.
SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal Mortality Rate was published by the CSO, Vital Statistics.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic daily and weekly reports on notified case numbers and deaths is published by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in collaboration with Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI), the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government (DHPLG) and the All Island Research Observatory (AIRO) in Maynooth University, along with Esri Ireland as technical partners, rapidly developed a National Covid-19 Data Hub on the GeoHive platform. The GeoHive was identified as the States geospatial data platform in the Public Service Data Strategy 2019–2023.
The CSO has produced tables to provide summary information on the people who have died from COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with the virus.
SDG 3.3.1 Number of New HIV Infections was published by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in their Annual Epidemiological Report.
SDG 3.3.2 Tuberculosis Incidence was published by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
SDG 3.3.3 Malaria Incidence was published by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
SDG 3.3.4 Hepatitis B Incidence was published by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
SDG 3.3.5 Number of People Requiring Interventions Against Neglected Tropical Diseases was published by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
The HSE area of residence breakdown is as follows:
Eastern Health Board - Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow
Midland Health Board - Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath
Mid-Western Health Board - Clare, Limerick, Tipperary North
North-Eastern Health Board - Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan
North-Western Health Board - Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim
South-Eastern Health Board - Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary South
Southern Health Board - Cork, Kerry
Western Health Board - Galway, Mayo, Roscommon
SDG 3.4.1 Mortality Rate Attributed to Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes or Chronic Respiratory Disease was published by the CSO, Vital Statistics.
SDG 3.4.2 Suicide Mortality Rate was published by the CSO, Vital Statistics.
SDG 3.5.1 Coverage of Treatment Interventions (Pharmacological, Psychosocial and Rehabilitation and Aftercare Services) for Substance Use Disorders was published by the Health Research Board, National Drugs Library.
SDG 3.5.2 Harmful Use of Alcohol, Defined According to the National Context as Alcohol Per Capita Consumption (Aged 15 Years and Older) Within a Calendar Year in Litres of Pure Alcohol was published by Alcohol Action Ireland.
Alcohol is measured in terms of pure alcohol consumed, based on sales of beer, cider, wine and spirits.
SDG 3.6.1 Death Rate Due to Road Traffic Injuries was published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).
SDG 3.7.1 Proportion of Women of Reproductive Age (Aged 15-49 Years) Who Have Their Need for Family Planning Satisfied with Modern Methods was published by the Department of Health, National Sexual Health Strategy 2015-2020.
SDG 3.7.2 Adolescent Birth Rate (Aged 10-14 Years; Aged 15-19 Years) per 1,000 Women in That Age Group was published by CSO, Vital Statistics Yearly Summary 2018.
SDG 3.8.1 Coverage of Essential Health Services was published by the Department of Health.
SDG 3.8.2 Proportion of Population with Large Household Expenditures on Health was published by CSO, Household Budget Survey.
Medical Expenses/Services and Therapeutic Equipment includes the following:
09.01 Medical expenses/services and therapeutic equipment
09.01.01 Prescription medication
09.01.02 Over the counter (OTC) medicines
09.01.03 Other medical products (plasters, bandages, etc.)
09.01.04 Doctor (not consultant)
09.01.06 Specialist practice (including consultant, orthodontist
09.01.07 Physiotheraphy and other parmedicial services/fees
09.01.08 Services of medical analysis labs
09.01.09 Hospital services
09.01.10 Spectacles and lenses (including accessories and repairs)
09.01.11 Therapeutic equipment - non optical items (e.g. wheelchair)
SDG 3.9.1 Mortality Rate Attributed to Household and Ambient Air Pollution was published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
SDG 3.9.2 Mortality Rate Attributed to Unsafe Water, Unsafe Sanitation and Lack of Hygiene was published by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
SDG 3.9.3 Mortality Rate Attributed to Unintentional Poisoning was published by CSO, Vital Statistics.
SDG 3.a.1 Age-Standardized Prevalence of Current Tobacco Use Among Persons Aged 15 Years and Older was published by the Department of Health.
Tobacco is measured in terms of sales of cigarettes recorded by the Revenue Commissioners. Cigarette consumption excludes 'roll your own' cigarettes and other tobacco products.
SDG 3.b.1 Proportion of the Target Population Covered by all Vaccines Included in Their National Programme was published by the Health Service Executive (HSE), Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
SDG 3.b.2 Total Net Official Development Assistance to Medical Research and Basic Health Sectors was published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFA).
SDG 3.b.3 Proportion of Health Facilities that have a Core Set of Relevant Essential Medicines Available and Affordable on a Sustainable Basis. Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) provides public health and social care services to everyone living in Ireland. The Slaintecare Report contains a summary of current access to some health and social care services in Ireland and outlines the long-term policy direction for Ireland's healthcare system.
SDG 3.c.1 Health Worker Density and Distribution was published by the Department of Health, Health in Ireland - Key Trends 2019.
SDG 3.d.1 International Health Regulations (IHR) Capacity and Health Emergency Preparedness was published by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
For reference the population per county is based on the Census of Population 2016 data as follows:
|Population per County Census 2016||Number|
|Limerick City and County||194,899|
|Waterford City and County||116,176|
In this publication data are Tier 1 data except where indicated.
* Tier Classification for Global SDG Indicators
All indicators data are classified by the IAEG-SDGs into three tiers based on their level of methodological development and the availability of data at the global level.
Tier Classification Criteria/Definitions:
Tier 1: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, and data are regularly produced by countries for at least 50 per cent of countries and of the population in every region where the indicator is relevant.
Tier 2: Indicator is conceptually clear, has an internationally established methodology and standards are available, but data are not regularly produced by countries.
Tier 3: No internationally established methodology or standards are yet available for the indicator, but methodology/standards are being (or will be) developed or tested.
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