Sustainability challenge and related SDGs
Many chronic diseases are caused by unhealthy habits or risk behaviours. For example, obesity and an inactive lifestyle are two of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes. Around one third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, overweight, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake and a lack of physical activity.
Even though many cancers can be cured if diagnosed early (#HealthDiagnostics) and many chronic diseases can be treated, treatments remain expensive.
Being a cheaper option than treatment, #PreventiveHealth belongs to the core measures to reach SDG 3 “Good Health and Well-Being”. It consists of measures taken to stay healthy and prevent or reduce the impact of health disorders or diseases.
- 3.Good Health & Well-Being