Sustainable Development Goal 3

Good Health and Well-Being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

We have made huge strides in reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Since 1990, there has been an over 50 percent decline in preventable child deaths globally. Maternal mortality also fell by 45 percent worldwide. New HIV/AIDS infections fell by 30 percent between 2000 and 2013, and over 6.2 million lives were saved from malaria.

Despite this incredible progress, more than 6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year. 16,000 children die each day from preventable diseases such as measles and tuberculosis. Every day hundreds of women die during pregnancy or from child-birth related complications. In many rural areas, only 56 percent of births are attended by skilled professionals. AIDS is now the leading cause of death among teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa, a region still severely devastated by the HIV epidemic.

These deaths can be avoided through prevention and treatment, education, immunization campaigns, and sexual and reproductive healthcare. The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. Supporting research and development for vaccines is an essential part of this process as well.

Sierra Leone Facts and Figures

Source: Statistics Sierra Leone

 

Infant mortality  per 1,000 live births 

56.00

 

 

Proportion of children 12 – 23 months vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases (tuberculosis, diptheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and measles) 

68.70%

 

 

Adolescent birth rate (aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group

101

 

 

Proportion of births delivered in a health facility 

95.00%

 

 

Total Fertility Rate (TFR) for women of child bearing age (15-49 years) 

4.1

 

 

Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel 

81.70%

 

Sierra Leone IndicatorsBaselineSource of Baseline Data (Date)CurrentSource Page NumberSource of Current Data (Date)Targets
By End 2020By End 2025By End 2030
3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births1,165SLDHS (2013)   80043570
3.1.2 Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel59.70%SLDHS (2013)81.77MICS6 (2017)73.13%86.57%100.00%
3.1.4 Proportion of births delivered in a health facility54.40%SLDHS (2013)76.798MICS6 (2017)69.60%84.80%100.00%
3.2.1 Under-5 mortality per 1,000 live births (g7+)156SLDHS (2013)9475MICS6 (2017)1126925
3.2.2 Infant mortality per 1,000 live births92SLDHS (2013)5675MICS6 (2017)604012
3.2.3 Proportion of women of child bearing age with access to antenatal care from a skilled health provider97.00%SLDHS (2013)79.492MICS6 (2017)98.00%99.00%100.00%
3.2.4 Total Fertility Rate (TFR) for women of child bearing age (15-49 years)4.9SLDHS (2013)4.177MICS6 (2017)4.273.633
3.2.5 Proportion of infants (aged 0-3 months) ever breastfed96.90%SLDHS (2013)98.7189MICS6 (2017)97.93%98.97%100.00%
3.3.1 Incidence of HIV/AIDs among 15-49 year olds1.50%SLDHS (2013)1.70%N/ACDC (2016)1.00%0.50%0
3.3.2 Incidence of tuberculosis per 100,000 population313mdgs.un.org (2013)304N/ACDC (2016)2091040
3.3.3 Proportion of households with at least one mosquito net65.20%SLDHS (2013)70.6176MICS6 (2017)76.80%88.40%100.00%
3.6.1 Traffic deaths (per 100,000)27.3WHO (2016)35.4N/AWHO (2017)20.9714.638.3
3.7.2. Adolescent birth rate (aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group125WHO (2016)1016MICS6 (2017)   
3.7.3 Proportion of women of child bearing age that use modern family planning methods (married women)16.60%SLDHS (2013)22.56MICS6 (2017)22.13%27.67%33.20%
3.7.4 Proportion of women of child bearing age that use modern family planning methods (unmarried women)56.30%SLDHS (2013)57.989MICS6 (2017)70.87%85.43%100.00%
3.8.1 Proportion of children 12 – 23 months vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases (tuberculosis, diptheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and measles)68.00%SLDHS (2013)68.79MICS6 (2017)78.67%89.33%100.00%
3.8.2 Subjective wellbeing (0-1)4.5Helliwel et al. (2015)  SLIHS (2018)5.035.576.1
3.8.3 Healthy life expectancy at birth (years)39WHO (2016)   47.756.465.1
3.b.2 Proportion of the population with access to affordable vaccines on a sustainable basis58.00%DHS 2013   69.00%79.00%90.00%
3.c.1. Physician density (per 1000)0.02WHO (2010)   1.052.073.1