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SDG 3: health and well-being

SDG 3: health and well-being


​Health is a fundamental human right. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), marginalisation, stigmatisation, and discrimination have negative consequences on the physical and mental health of individuals and impede the prosperous evolution of the society and State. For this reason, and based on criteria of equity, the third UN Sustainable Development Goal ensures universal healthcare cover and guarantees the well-being of the entire population.

UNE has several standards that contribute to achieving the aims highlighted in SDG 3 Health and well-being guaranteeing the rights of the people to good health.

Many UNE standards are patient-centred and ensure their safety in various aspects related to different healthcare services. The Standard UNE 179003 Health services. Risk management system for patient safety, for example, establishes the requirements to be met by a management system with regard to the risks deriving from the provision of healthcare services. And UNE standard 179006 System for monitoring, preventing, and controlling infections related to healthcare in hospitals. Requirements, which determines the requirements for a monitoring, prevention and control system for healthcare-related infections, serving as guide for hospitals.