Goal 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3.3 By 2030, combat water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
Excerpt from "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"
Every year 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses are reported. In 2010, 420,000 people died from diseases such as salmonella and E. coli infection, a third of whom were children under the age of five. It is estimated that this figure is increasing year after year (WHO website). To address this problem, countries need to measure the burden of food-borne illnesses, establish food safety systems, improve water quality, and spread these around the world.