SDG Compendium: SDG 3 - Health and Wellbeing

Learn About SDG 3 – Good Health (Early Years – Year 3)

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  LEARN about SDG 3 by clicking on this link. For all the details and statistics about the targets of SDG No 3 access these links: UN SDG Tracker EU policies and actions    

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Learn About SDG 3 – Good Health (Year 4 – Year 8)

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  LEARN about SDG 3 by clicking on this link. For all the details and statistics about the targets of SDG No 3 access these links: UN SDG Tracker EU policies and actions

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Learn About SDG 3 – Good health (Year 9 – Year 11)

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  LEARN about SDG 3 by clicking on this link. For all the details and statistics about the targets of SDG No 3 access these links: UN SDG Tracker EU Policies and actions

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Follow Up SDG 3 – If you’re happy and you know it! (Early Years – Year 2)

An all-time favourite with all kids. A fun way to learn about the importance of being active and happy. Sing along with your kids! You can sing it again by including important steps we all must do to stay healthy and practice proper personal hygiene. Phrases they all can mimic and sing along to: Wash your hands. Brush your teeth. Eat some fruit. Ride a bike.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Germs (Early Years – Year 2)

Germ activity  Place some water in a bowl. Sprinkle some pepper on the water surface. Then have your child put some of the “germs” on their hands and rub them together. Shake hands with each other or let them touch different surfaces to learn about how germs can be spread. Than ask them to place some washing liquid on the tip and dip into the water again and watch what happens.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Colour in Fun! (Early Years – Year 2)

Download and print the colour-in dirty hand – clean hand template below. You can use the hand washing technique poster below to remind them how it should be done and sing the Happy Birthday song twice. Remember that there is also the Maltese version – Ferħ u Awguri which you can find here. You can play it along whilst they are colouring in so that they learn the Maltese version as well.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Eating Naughty Cars (Year 3 – Year 4)

Watch this video together with the kids to learn more about the concept of the game. The idea is to remove (eat) those cars that are creating a problem to our health and well-being. Ask the kids to make a dino from a used sock and stand next to a window overlooking a busy road. If you don’t have any windows overlooking busy roads try to log into the live cams network across Malta here.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Be The Pond! (Year 3 – Year 4)

Be the Pond – Cosmic Kids Zen Den – Mindfulness for kids Take a short break. Sit down and do this exercise with your kids. De-stress, relax and enjoy!

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Animals Save the planet! (Year 3 – Year 4)

Watch this video to explain why it is important to use other forms of transport. Some follow up questions: In what way are bicycles better than cars? Is it safe to ride a bicycle on our roads? Can you think of ways to render the bicycle use on our roads safer? Can you look up a picture of a recent bike lane that has been constructed lately in the various road widening exercises across the islands. Make them be on the look-out for signs of bicycle lanes if you venture out for a quick ride.  

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Media savvy! (Year 5 – Year 8)

Due to the Covid-19 measure many people had to stay inside to practice social distancing. Look up articles in the media that show how the emissions have decreased since fewer cars are on the roads.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Fair with Air! (Year 5 – Year 8)

Before the schools were closed a project named: Fair with Air that involved teachers and school children in the monitoring of Nitrogen Dioxide concentration was carried out in 25 schools. The aim of the project was to raise awareness about air pollution and the effects that the transport activities of teachers, parents and school children on air quality.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Playing Sherlock! (Year 5 – Year 8)

Besides Nitrogen dioxide there are other harmful things in the air we breathe such as small particles referred to as PM 2.5 and PM 10 depending on their size. To understand better how small these particles take a look at the photo below with the human hair to see the comparisons.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Bullying reprieve! (Year 5 – Year 8)

Watch these two videos: Video 1 – Protect yourself rules Video 2 – Anti bullying – it only takes one Spend a few minutes in silence.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Rare diseases! (Year 9 – Year 11)

In small countries like Malta, because there is a small number of patients with rare diseases, some medicines are not available or are very expensive. All Member States including small states like Malta should have fair, equal and affordable access.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – A Tragic Choice: Fight Malaria or Starve? (Year 9 – Year 11)

Millions of mosquito nets are given out to fight malaria in Africa, yet many faced with hunger use them as fish nets, creating potential environmental problems.

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Covid-19 stress busters! (Year 9 – Year 11)

Feeling…. Bored? Angry? Frustrated? Lonely? It is normal to feel that way due to the imposed measures to limit the spread during COVID-19 school shut down. It is a tough time for everyone. Here is an interesting manual that might help you while away the time and help you appreciate more life notwithstanding the current situation. Have a look! Many great ideas… 

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Kellimni.com (Year 9 – Year 11)

If you have something on your mind and you are not sure who you trust, who can listen to you right now, or who will understand you log into http://kellimni.com/

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Follow Up SDG 3 – COVID – 19 hits developing countries! (Year 9 – Year 11)

In very poor countries they do not have means to tackle the COVID 19 for the following reasons:

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Follow Up SDG 3 – Brain Drain! (Year 9 – Year 11)

To make things worse many developing countries like Nigeria have a problem with the number of doctors and healthcare workers. In Nigeria there is a doctor for every 6000 people. Do you know why?

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