Good health and well-being

The SDG number 3 “Good health and well-being” plays a very important role for us. Being a specialised higher education institution preparing future health workers we pay a lot of attention to its intensive development. The report below will include the actions we took in 2019 towards achieving the appropriate targets.

Target 3.1

By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.

The university has 3 chairs working directly on obstetrics and gznecologz issues. The work of the chairs was modified towards achieving the following indicators:

3.1.1. To reduce the maternal mortality ratio.

3.1.2. To increase the proportion of births attended by skilled health professionel.

Target 3.2

By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.

For achieving this target the task was given to the chairs of Pediarics and Pediatric Surgery as well as to the chair of Pediatrics to develop research and practical initiatives on neonatal and children under 5 years of age mortality.


3.2.1. Under-five mortality rate

3.2.2. Neonatal mortality rate


Target 3.3

By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

The tasks were distributed among the chairs of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology and Pediatrics infections. We have enforced our close work with the AIDS center of the Samara Region. The chair of Phtisiology and Pulmonology has also joined the forces for coping with indicator 3.3.2.


3.3.1 Number of new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population by sex, age and key populations.

3.3.2 Tuberculosis incidence per 1,000 population

3.3.3 Malaria incidence per 1,000 population (not relevant)

3.3.4 Hepatitis B incidence per 100,000 population

3.3.5. Number of people requiring interventions against neglected tropical diseases


Target 3.4

By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

This target was distributed among the set of chairs: Faculty surgery, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Postgraduate Surgery, Surgical Diseases №1, Propedevtic Therapy, Faculty therapy, Hospital Therapy, Oncology, Endocrinology and Psychiatry. 


3.4.1 Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease.

3.4.2 Suicide mortality rate


Target 3.5

Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

This work  was distributed among the following responsible structures: the Chair of Psychiatry, Narcology, Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology, the Chair of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, the Chair of General Psychology and social work, Deans of the faculties (in terms of preventive work among students). 


3.5.1 Coverage of treatment interventions (pharmacological, psychosocial and rehabilitation and aftercare services) for substance use disorders 

3.5.2 Harmful use of alcohol, defined according to the national context as alcohol per capita consumption (aged 15 years and older) within a calendar year in litres of pure alcohol


Target 3.6

By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

The Chairs of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Extreme Surgery named after the academician of RAS A.F. Krasnov, the Chair of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Outpatient Surgery, and the Pedicatric Surgery Chair have initiated the monitoring and research work towards the improvement of this indicator.


3.6.1 Death rate due to road traffic injuries


Target 3.7

By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

All the 3 Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology of SamSMU are joining the forces towards gathering information and implementing the improvement programs.


3.7.1 Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods

3.7.2 Adolescent birth rate (aged 10-14 years; aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group


Target 3.8

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

Two Chairs of Public Health and Healthcare are responsible for promoting the information and gathering data on the current target.


3.8.1 Coverage of essential health services (defined as the average coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and service capacity and access, among the general and the most disadvantaged population)

3.8.2 Proportion of population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income


Target 3.9

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

The Chair of General Hygiene in collaboration with the research institution of Hygiene and Human Ecology have been working on the above and below mentioned topics for a long time. The new strategy of research and data collection has been developed.


3.9.1 Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution

3.9.2 Mortality rate attributed to unsafe water, unsafe sanitation and lack of hygiene (exposure to unsafe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) services)

3.9.3 Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning


Target 3.a

Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.

This target was distributed to the Chair of General Hygiene, the research institution of Hygiene and Human Ecology, together with the Chair of Faculty Therapy and the Student Scientific Societies. A number of campaigns have taken place in 2019.


3.a.1 Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older


Target 3.b

Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all.

This target is also the responsibility of the two Chairs of Public Health and Healthcare. The work on gathering the data has started.


3.b.1 Proportion of the population with access to affordable medicines and vaccines on a sustainable basis

3.b.2 Total net official development assistance to medical research and basic health sectors


Target 3.c

Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States

The Vice Rector on the Educational Work together with the Vice Rector on postgraduate education organize the above mentioned work. The two Chairs of Public Health and Healthcare are responsible for the data gathering.


3.c.1 Health worker density and distribution


Target 3.d

Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks

This target is also the responsibility of the two Chairs of Public Health and Healthcare. The work on gathering the data has started.


3.d.1 International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness

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