Our findings will inform a set of interventions to help achieve the UN Division for Sustainable Development Goal 3: "to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages, by 2030."
Our research aims to ensure the health and wellbeing of the defined areas and population groups that constitute the host community of each of the 28 mines.
Our members have experience working across the range of countries included in this study, working with key populations, and bringing academics and community development groups together.
The SDG-HaW consortium conducts formative research into the health and wellbeing needs and priorities of host communities in which around 30 Anglo-American mines are situated, in eight countries.
Our findings will inform a set of interventions to help achieve the UN Division for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: "to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages, by 2030."
UN Division for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3
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UN Sustainable development goal 3 – good health and wellbeing
3.1 Reduce the global MMR to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
3.2 End all preventable deaths under 5 years of age
3.3 End the epidemics of AIDS, TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
3.4 Reduce premature mortality from Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
3.5 Strengthen prevention and treatment of substance abuse
3.6 Reduce deaths and injuries due to road traffic accidents
3.7 Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services
3.8 Achieve universal health coverage
3.9 Reduce illnesses and death from hazardous chemicals and pollution
Our work aims to ensure the health and wellbeing of the defined areas and population groups that constitute the host community of each of the 28 mines.
Underpinning the research is the Sustainable Development Goal commitment to leave no one behind and reach the furthest behind first. Researchers will pay particular attention to key populations – especially young women and persons with disabilities.
In each of the eight countries involved – South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Australia and Canada – a one-year baseline study is led by local research organisations.
The aim is a detailed description of what programmes and services already exist and what the gaps are, as the basis for developing intervention packages tailored to the specific needs of the host communities. SDG–HaW will lay the groundwork for Anglo-American’s efforts to achieve SDG targets (PDF).
Specifically, the consortium is tasked with delivering the first milestone:
2020: Establish baseline and strategies at every site to achieve targets
2025: Half way to closing gap between baseline and targets
2030: Meet locally relevant health targets in the host communities
To achieve this first target, SDG–HaW:
- conducts a baseline assessment of existing data to estimate progress towards the SDG health and wellbeing targets in the host countries
- conducts a baseline assessment in the host communities including stakeholder mapping, service mapping, needs assessment and prioritisation, in relation to the SDG health and wellbeing targets
- designs tailored interventions based on best practice evidence, to address the priority targets
- develops monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track progress to the SDG targets during the interventions
- develops a costed proposal to implement the proposed interventions and monitoring and evaluation programmes
- supports research capacity development and preparation of data analysis plans
SDG-HaW brings together a multidisciplinary team of social scientists and epidemiologists, co-ordinated by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the UK.
We have experience working across the range of countries included in this study, working with key populations, and bringing academics and community development groups together.
- South Africa – Soul City Institute for Social Justice
- South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana – Research and Training for Health and Development (RTHD)
- Brazil – John Snow Brasil
- Peru and Chile – Innovation for Development in Peru
- Australia – James Cook University, Queensland
- Canada – desk review by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Co-ordination, methodology and desk review – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine