Investigating and Comparing the Effects of COVID-19 on Sustainable Development Goal #3 in Australia and the United States

Karissa Ewing and Dr. Erik Byker, University Honors College, UNC Charlotte 9201 University City. Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223

The purpose of this digital poster is to investigate and compare aspects of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3: Good Health and Well-Being. In particular, I examined the following target areas of SDG #3: ending both communicable and non-communicable diseases; the provision of universal health coverage free of financial risk that allows for access to healthcare services, safe and affordable medications, and vaccination; and the reduction of both maternal child mortality. In particular, I examine the following aspects of SDG #3: (1) the impact of COVID-19 on health and well-being and (2) the interconnections between SDG #3 and the other SDGs. The main research questions for this comparative study were: What are the similarities and differences between Australia and the United States in relation to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on good health and well-being? How have the two countries related or differed in their response to the interconnectedness of SDG3 to other SDGs? The comparative focus of this digital poster is between the  United States and Australia. The research is framed by Bereday’s Comparative Model.  To conduct this research, I used a literature review research design methodology. I searched for resources on the Atkins Library databases using keywords likeAustralia, COVID-19, good health, GDP, health reports, SDGs, United States, and well-being. My data consists of three country reports, one international dataset, and two other reliable sources. The findings from this research include: (1) the success of SD3 is in critical condition due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and (2) the success of other SDGs is crucial in relation to the success of SDG3. The research poster includes an examination of the challenges and possibilities in meeting SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being. 

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Karissa Ewing

Institution: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Type: Poster

Subject: Health & Human Development

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 7
Date/Time: Tue 3:30pm-4:30pm
Session Number: 5128