Springer Nature and the SDGs
Springer Nature is committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to opening up research and to sharing it widely so that it reaches the audiences that need it to address grand global challenges. Since 2015 we have published over 800,000 articles and chapters related to SDG-related topics such as health, poverty, justice and biodiversity, that have been collectively cited over 9.5 million times.
What is SDG3?
Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) is one of the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations in 2015 and aims to "ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages." The United Nations has set targets in these areas:
3.1. Maternal mortality
3.2. Neonatal and child mortality
3.3. Infectious diseases
3.4. Non-communicable diseases, including mental illness
3.5. Substance abuse
3.6. Death and injury from road traffic accidents
3.7. Sexual and reproductive health
3.8. Universal health coverage
3.9. Environmental health
3.a. Tobacco use
3.b. Vaccines and medicines
3.c. Health financing
3.d. Health emergency preparedness
Aims of the SDG3 & Me blog series
If you are making a contribution towards tackling the SDG3 targets, you can use the SDG3 & Me blogs to share what you are doing and to discuss how your work is helping to get closer to achieving these global objectives.
We want to help raise awareness by spotlighting people from across all areas whose work relates to the SDG3 targets. That applies not just to those who work directly in health or health-related research, but also to those who work in community groups, with or for funders and policy makers, as well as those who are involved in other types of organizations or groups that are helping to promote, or make improvements in, health and well-being aligned with the above targets.
Format/structure of the community/posts
When potential contributors/organizations are confirmed, you will be invited to answer a series of questions that provide a description of your (and your organization’s) work and how it contributes to the SDGs, with particular reference to SDG3, along with some background information on why you feel it is making a difference. You may follow the Q&A format or write a standard blog post if you prefer. The aim is to create a more complete picture of people who are involved in work that relates to SDG3 in any way.
Examples of past blogs include:
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Implementation Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Acute-care settings
- Enriching the inclusion of minority and underrepresented groups in health research
- A Q&A with Prof Jeff Lazarus on SDG3
How to get involved
If you would like to participate yourself or suggest someone else who would be a good candidate to discuss their work, please complete our application form. For any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the SDG3 researchers
Please do also read our Meet the SDG3 researchers series, focused on earlier career academics and practitioners.