In our education we are using teaching cases, assignments and videos to highlight the issues as well as the business challenges posed by the SDGs, and confront students with the complexities of working with the SDGs. Here we share these materials per SDG, showcasing material that is most directly relevant.

Not everyone receives the precious gift of health. SDG3 Good health and well-being aims to fix that; to help the 30 million children still unimmunised against preventable diseases, and to improve poor healthcare systems. At the same time, life expectancy in developed countries is still increasing, uncovering new challenges and responsibilities towards the elderly. And mental health issues are increasingly regarded as an integral part of healthcare.

Reviewing the accessibility and scope of healthcare opens up opportunities for businesses and governments, but demands the highest standards.

Looking holistically across the value chain and basing your decisions on an integrated analysis of outcomes and costs is challenging, but it is the way forward towards health and well-being for all

Erik van Raaij - Professor of purchasing and supply management in healthcare at RSM

SDG 3: Explaining good health and well-being

Health-related issues are different in different regions – in developed and developing areas – explains master student Tessa Jansen (MSc Supply Chain Management). Here, she outlines the problems encountered in every dimension of healthcare.

SDG 3: Academic insights into good health and well-being

Prof. Erik van Raaij gives insights on problems in healthcare in developed economies. As professor of purchasing and supply management in healthcare at RSM, his focus is on the transition to a value-driven healthcare system.

SDG 3: A business case about good health and well-being

Dr Henk-Jan Aanstoot is co-founder of  Diabeter, a specialized treatment centre for type 1 diabetes which seeks to revolutionise healthcare in the Netherlands. He presents a real-life business case.

Why is SDG 3 important to you?

Want to start applying your knowledge? Here are easy tips related to SDG 3:

  • Be more active. Exercise, go for walks at lunchtime or cycle to work.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases are not over. Protect yourself. Test yourself.
  • Make time for yourself and your friends.

Want to do more? Here are the Good Life Goals.

RSM has developed a case series addressing the Sustainable development goals, which contains at least one case that specifically touches upon one of the 17 SDGs.

Cases with a primary focus on SDG 3:

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