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

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Achieving the target of reducing premature deaths due to incommunicable diseases by 1/3 by the year 2030 would also require more efficient technologies for clean fuel use during cooking and education on the risks of tobacco.

Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, increased access to physicians and more tips on ways to reduce ambient pollution, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

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


2006 New York NY USA G

3HO Foundation

1969 Espanola NM USA F f Foundations


1947 Bethesda MD USA G


London UK G

ACCESS Health International

New York NY USA F

Acción Internacional por la Salud - Latinoamérica and Caribe

AIS-LAC Lima Peru E

Accordia Global Health Foundation

Accordia 2000 Washington DC USA G f Foundations


Altrincham UK G

Action for Andes' Children

AAC 2005 Rueil-Malmaison France N

Action for Global Health

AfGH Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Action Mission and Leprosy Assistance Schiefbahn

1983 Schiefbahn Germany G

Acupuncture Without Borders

AWB 1992 Geneva Switzerland F

Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide

AAGL 1971 Cypress CA USA G


2000 Newark UK G

Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation

1997 Rockville MD USA G f Foundations

Africa Capacity Alliance

ACA 1997 Nairobi Kenya F y International Federations

Africa Disability Alliance

ADA Pretoria South Africa J y International Federations

Africa Family Life Federation

AFLF 2001 D

Africa Fighting Malaria

AFM 2000 Congella South Africa G

Africa Health Organisation

AHO 1999 Norwich UK G

Africa Medical Association

AfMA 2006 Braamfontein South Africa D

African AIDS Vaccine Partnership

AAVP Entebbe Uganda J

African Albino Foundation

2004 Utrecht Netherlands N f Foundations

African Association of Nuclear Medicine

AANM 1998 Tygerberg South Africa D

African Centre for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts

1999 Thiès Senegal G

African Childrens Haven

Galveston TX USA G

African Christian Health Associations Platform

ACHAP 2007 Nairobi Kenya D

African Federation of Clinical Chemistry

AFCC Harare Zimbabwe E

African Federation of Neurosurgical Societies


African Federation of Public Health Associations

AFPHA 2011 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Field Epidemiology Network

AFENET 2005 Kampala Uganda F

African Forum for Health Sciences

AFHS 1994 Nairobi Kenya F

African Gerontological Society

AGES 1989 Ibadan Nigeria D

African Jesuit AIDS Network

AJAN 2002 Nairobi Kenya F

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

ALMA 2010 Gaborone Botswana D g IGOs

African Malaria Network Trust

AMANET 1995 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F

African Mothers Health Initiative


African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

ANECCA 2001 Kampala Uganda F

African Network on HIV/AIDS - Europe

ANHA-Europe Montreuil France F

African Paediatric Nephrology Association

AFPNA 1999 D

African Palliative Care Association

APCA 2004 Kampala Uganda D

African Society for Sexual Medicine

ASSM Wormerveer Netherlands D

African Society of Dermatology and Venerology

ASDV 2014 Lagos Nigeria D

African Society of Forensic Medicine


African Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians

1988 D

African Society of Organization Gestosis

ASOG 1996 Cairo Egypt E

African Union of the Blind

AFUB 1987 Nairobi Kenya D

Africans Unite against Child Abuse

AFRUCA 2001 London UK G

AfricaWide Movement for Children

AMC 2008 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

Afrique Secours et Assistance

ASA 1998 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J