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Sustainable Development Goals

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (360)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

360. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the impact of Covid-19 on the targets and goals set out in Sustainable Development Goal 3 of the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development; the steps that have been taken to mitigate against the impact of Covid-19 on Sustainable Development Goal 3; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [58226/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Covid-19 specifically relates to SDG3.3 and the prevention of the spread of Communicable disease. In this regard to ascertain the impact of the disease on the achievement of the target to reduce communicable disease, I refer the Deputy to the Covid-19 data hub that has been created to track the prevalence of Covid-19.

In relation to the other targets and goals under SDG3, which relate specifically to Childbirth, Communicable Disease, Premature Mortality (Non-communicable Disease), Access to Health Care, Environment (Air and Water Quality) and Health Infrastructure. The CSO provided a substantial report on all of the SDG3 targets in 2020. Without further data analysis available since the onset of the pandemic it would be pre-emptive to provide an assessment of the full impact of Covid-19 on the achievement of these goals.

Whilst Covid-19 remains a priority for my Department, the targets that are to be met under SDG3 continue to be met via existing policy areas.

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