The Goal of Good Health

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Students from the RN to BSN program standing in front of informational poster about the opioid epidemic.

What You Can Do

  • You can start by promoting and protecting your own health and the health of those around you by making well-informed choices regarding prescription drug use, vaccinations, safe sex, and mental health.
  • Raise awareness in your community about the importance of good health, healthy lifestyles as well as people’s right to quality health care services, especially for the most vulnerable such as women and children.
  • Hold your government, local leaders and other decision makers accountable to their commitments to improve people’s access to health and health care.
Students from the RN to BSN program standing in front of informational poster about mental health awareness.

Our Efforts Towards Good Health

  • In August of 2019, we committed to providing our surrounding community with practical health education through the Stop the Bleed and Start the Heart program. This nationwide movement aims to teach everyone how to be a first responder in a bleeding or cardiovascular emergency.
  • On November 11, 2019, the School of Nursing collaborated with Emergency Medical Services to provide an entire day of ‘crash course’ CPR lessons on National Collegiate CPR Day. The event allowed for over 110 students, faculty, and staff to learn the basic steps of CPR.
  • In an effort to protect the health and well-being of the campus community, students of the 4-year BSN program administered seasonal flu shots to students, faculty, and staff on February 14, 2020. Our students successfully educated and vaccinated over 60 members of the campus community on this day!

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