Good health and well-being

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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

It’s the one thing we all take for granted until we feel unwell: our health. The world has made incredible advances in medicine, but far too many people don’t have access to even basic healthcare.

Preventable diseases like malaria, TB and HIV AIDS still claim millions of lives every year, and the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa shows how weak many countries’ health systems are. The good news is investment in health makes a huge difference, and life-changing progress is already happening. We’ve cut child deaths in half, HIV infections are down by more than 40%, and more than 6 million malaria deaths have been prevented.

We need to speed this progress up by training more health workers and making sure they have the medicines and supplies they need. Then we really could see a world where diseases are stopped in their tracks and everyone can get treatment when they need it.

Alain and Conrad: Saving lives with text messages

Gifted Mom, a mobile app developed in Cameroon, sends important information to mothers about managing pregnancy and newborns. People can also ask questions and get advice via SMS. Innovations like this could be game-changing in the effort to reduce maternal mortality rates.

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Stand as ONE

World leaders have agreed to 17 Global Goals that would mean a better life for all of us. The Goals are a plan to build a world where children don't go to bed hungry, where girls get the same opportunity to thrive as boys, and where people don't die of preventable diseases. It's one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written - but now we need to turn words into action.

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.

Nelson Mandela

Mandela's words represent what it means to be a ONE member and at the birth of these ambitious new goals, we will not rest until they are achieved. Stand with over 9 million others and in Mandela's honour - pledge to use your voice. We know it has power to change lives and bring about a better world for all of us, as ONE.