About us

The SDG 3 cluster brings together talented and respected professionals from diverse geographic, social, economic, and cultural contexts, committed individually, institutionally, and collectively to advance SDG 3 and the SDGs more widely.

Likewise, the members’ academic training and professional responsibilities vary greatly and enrich the pool of knowledge with contrasting and complementary perspectives. The group includes medical doctors, nurses, health policy advisers, academic leadership, sustainable development specialists and researchers who currently lead their institutions’ actions in support of the 2030 Agenda and/or other endeavours specific to SDG 3.

With backgrounds in a wide array of fields, the cluster mirrors the multifaceted nature of sustainable development and public health challenges. Physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, international cooperation, technology, e-health, business management, psychology, epidemiology, global health, environmental health, and engineering are just a few of the fields cluster member representatives have studied and researched.

This great diversity offers a very rich combination of skills, knowledge, and experience to the SDG 3 cluster, in pursuit of its joint mission and vision.


The SDG3 cluster is a global open knowledge network that champions an inclusive, multi-disciplinary and action-focused approach to university teaching and research in health sciences.


The SDG3 Cluster on health and wellbeing aspires to leverage university members’ commitment, passion, unique strengths, resources and networks as a higher education champion for an integrated approach to health in support of equity and wellbeing worldwide.

Priority Areas

The SDG3 is committed to working collectively in the following areas

  • Bridging the knowledge/policy gap by informing policy dialogues on the cluster priorities related to the SDGs.
  • Harnessing the power of online working and e-health methodologies and tools to encourage learning, and leverage knowledge and resources across the network.
  • Promoting the consideration of local needs and voices in university research, teaching and public policy.
  • Promoting informed academic research and policymaking by all relevant stakeholders.
  • Encouraging the inclusion of the concepts of equity and integrated, patient-centred approaches to health in university curricula.
  • Fostering cross-sector collaboration and a systematic approach to advancing SDG 3.

What makes the cluster unique?

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