[ 19th May 2024 by allam ahmed 0 Comments ]

Improving health and well-being in line with Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in Sub-Sahara Africa

Olivia Joseph-Aluko
Migration scholar, Author,
CEO, Reinvent African Diaspora Network (RADET)
Email: oliviaeverj@hotmail.com

This paper explores strategies for improving public health and well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically focusing on the health challenges faced in West African countries, particularly Nigeria and Ghana. The study is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.

Purpose: This study analyses the current health challenges in West Africa, specifically in Nigeria and Ghana, and proposes strategies for improving public health and well-being in the region in alignment with SDG 3.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This study utilises a secondary qualitative research method involving a comprehensive review of existing literature, reports, and policy documents related to health challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. Data analysis includes thematic analysis to identify key themes and patterns in the selected data.

Findings: The findings of this study highlight the significant health challenges faced by West African countries, including high rates of infectious diseases, maternal and child mortality, and limited access to healthcare services. The study also identifies strategies for improving public health and well-being in the region, including enhancing healthcare infrastructure, increasing access to essential medicines and vaccines, and promoting community engagement in healthcare decision-making.

Originality/Value: This study contributes to the existing literature by providing insights into the health challenges faced by West African countries and proposing evidence-based strategies for improving public health and well-being in the region. The findings can inform policy-making and healthcare interventions to achieve SDG 3 in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords: Public Health, Well-being, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 3, West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana.


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