Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the wellbeing of all people at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing child and maternal mortality.

Major progress has been made to increase access to clean water and sanitation, reduce incidence of malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

Major progress has been made by the EU chemical Industry to develop solutions for tropical and chronic diseases, but greater efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of illness and better support our ageing population. 

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