An American reporter once visited to investigate the extraordinary longevity of residents of Acciaroli village in Italy where unusually high numbers of centerains reside. He asked one of the eldest members there to tell the secret of his healthy and long life. The old man replied that his secret lies in the clean air he breathes, the healthy food he eats and a joie de vivre (enjoyment of life).
It’s hard to address sustainable development without considering physical and mental health as an important aspect. As of 2017, Less than half of the global population is covered by essential health services, which brings us to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 – ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Organisations such as Arogya Prabodhini, Medicine Baba, SAL Foundation and people like Ravindra have dedicated their entire lives on issues related to health and working towards making health accessible to all.
Telemedicine is the future and Crowdera Foundation is working towards making health accessible in the most remote parts of India through technology. Each one of us should have a doctor accessible on our mobile device and we hope to make this a reality sooner than later.
This is your opportunity to help millions of Indians living in remote locations and help them lead a healthy life, cos after all “Health is wealth”.
P.S. Giving Economy Changemakers (GEC) is a global virtual event designed by and for the SDG community to connect, share and explore together from the best of our society and to pave a strategic path for the advancement of these goals.
At GEC we felicitate the changemakers who have made valuable contributions in bringing change and we also initiate talks to raise the visibility and lead a transformative change towards the SDGs.
The next 15 days we are going to highlight the ongoing work on each SDG goals to thrive and cultivate a community of philanthropy and spread awareness about the giving economy.
Help us find the future changemakers!
Nominate a Changemaker here.