Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic
Siviglia Berto is focussing on the SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being)
SDG3 – ENSURE HEALTHY LIVES AND PROMOTE WELL-BEING FOR ALL AT ALL AGES
To insure countries to strengthen access to health care and improve its quality, to assure universal health coverage, and to promote mental health and well-being. Before the COVID-19 crisis, little attention was paid to the SDG framework in relation to health and well-being policies in European countries, and more specifically to those of the EU. Firstly, because European and especially EU institutions have limited competences in the field of public health. Secondly, because European countries were considered to have among the best health-care systems in the world and hence to have achieved (or almost achieved) SDG 3. The targets and objectives included in SDG 3 were thought to be most relevant to developing countries. The COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly changed the terms of the debate, both in terms of the sharing of competences but also the assessment of the performance of European health systems to respond effectively to such public health crisis.