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As per the National Health Profile 2018, 13th Issue, Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (please click here to access):

• On most targets pertaining to health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India lags behind the target. For example, although the target for coverage of essential health services is 100 percent (indicator no. 3.8.1), in our country only 57 percent of the population is covered by such services. Similarly, although the target for Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 1,00,000 live births) is 70 by 2030 (indicator no. 3.1.1), MMRatio in India presently is 174.

• The target for Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) is 25 by 2030 (indicator no. 3.2.1). However, U5MR in the country is 47.7.

• In case of many SDG-related indicators such as Suicide mortality rate (per 100,000 population) (indicator no. 3.4.2) or say Adolescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) (indicator no. 3.7.2), the SDG target is yet to be determined.

• For many SDG-related indicators such as Hepatitis B incidence (indicator no. 3.3.4), or say Proportion of the population with access to affordable medicines and vaccines on a sustainable basis (indicator no. 3.b.1), the data for India is either not provided or remain unavailable.


Table: Current Status of Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Target - Indian Scenario

Health related SDGs


Source: Monitoring Health in the Sustainable Development Goals: 2017, World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East Asia, as quoted in the National Health Profile 2018, please click here to access, page no. 288

Report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (E/CN.3/2016/2/Rev.1), please click here to access 


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