SDG Watch Europe is an emerging, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance of 70 EU-level civil society organizations (CSOs), initiated in June 2015. It aims to ensure the EU’s achievement of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 by independently monitoring EU and member states’ implementation.
Starting on September 26th (17 days ahead of the #SDGWatchLaunch), the SDG Watch Europe will dedicate each day to one of the 17 goals. On #SDGWatchLaunch a short message will remind of the “SDG of the day”.
Today’s SDG is #SDG3: ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
According to the ILO World Social Protection Report 2014/2015, more than 90% of the population living in low-income countries remains without any right to coverage in health. Globally, 39% of the population is lacking such coverage. This means that the cost of health care have to be covered directly by the sick. At the same time, health care is frequently neither available nor affordable, and out-of-pocket payments to access needed services can lead to poverty.
In the framework of its work to ensure #sociaprotection4all, SOLIDAR Members, together with their partners in the field, work to ensure that people are aware of their rights, can exercise their Right to Health, and participate in the decisions that concern their health.
Here are some examples:
Find out more on SOLIDAR members’ work to promote access to health here.