How we work with Sustainable Development Goal 3 :
The United Nations’ Division for Sustainable Development outlines Goal 3 as being to :
“ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages” SDGs
Target 3.4 of Goal 3 aims to reduce premature death caused by non-communicable diseases by a third by the year 2030. Non-communicable diseases are those with no infectious agent, meaning diseases that are often chronic and including mental illnesses.
Target 3.5 of Goal 3 aims to further prevent and treat substance abuse.
These two Targets are the two that PIM aims to focus on. As untreated anxiety and depression are both factors that can lead to suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse cause both physical and mental stress, providing access to education on how to prevent and treat mental health issues will directly and positively influence the mental health of the communities.