Table 1

Mortality indicators and targets for the UNSDGs for 2030 and WHO GPW 13 (2019–2023)

Health categoryMajor causes of deathUNSDG targets to be achieved by 2030
Maternal health
  • Maternal causes—haemorrhage, obstructed labour, hypertensive disorders, sepsis, abortion

Reduce global Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to <70/100 000 births
Child health
  • Prematurity, birth asphyxia, hypothermia

  • Diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria, sepsis

  • Congenital anomalies

Reduce neonatal mortality rate to 12/1000 live births
Reduce under-5 mortality to 25/1000
Infectious diseases
  • HIV, tuberculosis, malaria

  • Hepatitis B and C

Reduce malaria/Tuberculosis deaths by 50% by 2023*
Reduce Hep B/Hep C deaths by 40% by 2023*
Non-communicable diseases
  • Cancers

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Chronic obstructive lung disease

  • Diabetes

Reduce risk of mortality between ages 30 and 70 years from these four conditions by 33%
Mental health
  • Suicide

Reduce suicide mortality rate by 15% by 2023*
  • Road traffic injuries

Reduce death rate by 50%
Ambient and household air pollution
  • Lower respiratory infections

  • Chronic obstructive lung disease

  • Lung cancer

  • Stroke/Ischaemic heart disease

Substantial reduction in mortality rates
Unsafe water, sanitation and lack of hygiene
  • Diarrhoeal diseases

Reduce number of deaths from water and soil contamination
Hazardous chemicals
  • Unintentional poisoning

Reduce number of deaths
Climate change/disasters
  • Injuries/missing persons

Reduce death rates
Climate sensitive diseases
  • Diarrhoeal diseases, leishmaniasis, malaria, trypanosomiasis, schistosomiasis, dengue

Reduce mortality rates by 10% by 2023
  • *Specified by the WHO GPW for 2019–2023.26

  • GPW, General Programme of Work; UNSDG, UN Sustainable Development Goal.