Goal 3. Good Health and Wellbeing

The Problem

A key infrastructure that is lacking in many developing countries is good and quality health. Life expectancy, especially in Africa, is increasing. Statistica reports that Algeria had the highest life expectancy of 78 at birth in Africa in 2019. Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Mauritius followed, with a life expectancy of 76 years. However, the Central African Republic returned the lowest average at  53 years. In summary, the average life expectancy in Africa is 64 years. Despite the aforementioned, the health of many is still poor due to lack of access to health. To put this in perspective, the United Nations reported that about 6.2 million children under the age of 15 died from preventable causes in 2018. As such, access to good health is a huge challenge here. 

Our Approach

In addressing this health challenge, Zarttalent by ISEF has given the underserved the opportunity to boost their per capita income by training them for free and connecting them to the global marketplace. Through this, they would be able to access quality health care for themselves, their family and their society at large. Due to this, there is no need for children to die from preventable diseases. This is simply because they can access the best care possible. Additionally, earning more and being able to afford your needs make you psychologically balanced and generally healthy.  This affects your attitude and well-being as you will always give positive vibes. This will significantly not only boost life expectancy but also ensure that the underserved population lives in good health throughout their life cycle.