Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Good Health & Well-Being

Great strides have been made in improving people’s health in recent years. 146 out of 200 countries or areas have already met or are on track to meet the SDG target on under-5 mortality. Effective HIV treatment has cut global AIDS-related deaths by 52 per cent since 2010 and at least one neglected tropical disease has been eliminated in 47 countries.

However, inequalities in health care access still persist. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises have impeded progress towards Goal 3. Childhood vaccinations have experienced the largest decline in three decades, and tuberculosis and malaria deaths have increased compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.

To overcome these setbacks and address long-standing health care shortcomings, increased investment in health systems is needed to support countries in their recovery and build resilience against future health threats.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

"Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center

HFC Nicosia Cyprus E


2006 New York NY USA G

1,000 Days

2010 Washington DC USA J y

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g

3HO Foundation

1969 Espanola NM USA F f

A Rocha International

1983 London UK F

AAALAC International

1965 Frederick MD USA G y


1947 Bethesda MD USA G

AARP Global Network

2006 Washington DC USA E

AARP International

1958 Washington DC USA G

ABC Global Alliance

2016 Lisbon Portugal E

Able Child Africa

2007 London UK G

Academia Latinoamericana de Médicos Intervencionistas en Dolor

ALMID 2012 La Paz Bolivia D

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Washington DC USA E y

Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy

ANSER Ghent Belgium F

Académie européenne de médecine de réadaptation

1969 E v

Academy for International Health Studies

1993 Glastonbury CT USA G

Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology

World AMN 2003 Cluj-Napoca Romania F

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

ABM 1994 New Rochelle NY USA G

Academy of Dentistry International

ADI 1974 San Antonio TX USA G v

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

Accademia Europea di Scienza della Nutrizione

1961 Milan Italy D


2015 Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe Belgium F

Access Aid International

AAI Melbourne VIC Australia G

ACCESS Health International

New York NY USA F

Access Quality International

AQI Chiang Mai Thailand E

Acción Internacional por la Salud - Latinoamérica and Caribe

AIS-LAC Lima Peru E

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Accordia 2000 Washington DC USA G f

Accountability International

2005 Cape Town South Africa F

Accreditation Council for Oncology in Europe

ACOE 1989 Brussels Belgium E y

Ace Africa

2003 London UK F


1961 Paris France G

acet UK

1988 Chester UK G


2017 D y

ACP/LDC Sugar Industries Group

ACP Sugar 1952 Royston UK E g


1972 Juba South Sudan E

ACT Alliance

2010 Geneva Switzerland E y

Act for Africa International

2007 Bristow VA USA G

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G


2015 Vienna Austria N


Altrincham UK G

Acting for Women in Distressing Circumstances

1996 Phnom Penh Cambodia G


2004 Washington DC USA F

Action A B C en faveur de l'éducation et de la santé dans le Tiers-monde

1988 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

Action for Animal Health

A4AH London UK C y

Action for Children and Communities in Africa

ACACIA UK 1995 Abingdon UK G

Action for Global Health

AfGH London UK G y

Action Mission and Leprosy Assistance Schiefbahn

1983 Schiefbahn Germany G