Overall stats about Goal 3 in South Africa
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indicators with data available for South Africa

indicator coverage for Goal 3 in South Africa


South Africa currenty has data on these targets for Goal 3.

Target 3.1

Reduce Maternal Mortality

2/2 covered

Target 3.2

End Preventable Deaths Under 5 Years of Age

2/2 covered

Target 3.3

Fight Communicable Diseases

5/5 covered

Target 3.4

Reduce Mortality from Non-Communicable Diseases

2/2 covered

Target 3.5

Prevent and Treat Substance Abuse

1/2 covered

Target 3.6

Reduce Road Injuries and Deaths

1/1 covered

Target 3.7

Universal Access to Reproductive Care, Planning and Education

2/2 covered

Target 3.8

Achieve Universal Health Coverage

0/2 covered

Target 3.9

Reduce Illnesses and Death from Hazardous Chemicals and Pollution

1/3 covered

Target 3.a

Implement the WHO Framework on Tobacco

1/1 covered

Target 3.b

Support Research, Development and Universal Access to Affordable Vaccines and Medicines

2/3 covered

Target 3.c

Increase Health Financing and Workforce Support for Developing Countries

0/1 covered

Target 3.d

Improve Early Warning Systems for Global Health Risks

1/2 covered

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Summary on South Africa's National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB & STI's 2017-2022


South Africa's National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB & STI's 2017-2022


National Mental Health Policy Framework 2013-2020


National Health Act


National Adolescent and Youth Health Policy 2017


Draft National Health Insurance Bill 2018


Indicator 3.1.1

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The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 100 000 live births during the same time period. Maternal deaths: The annual number of female deaths from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes) during pregnancy and childbirth or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, expressed per 100 000 live births, for a specified time period.

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Statistics South Africa Civil Registration Statistics (2007-2016)