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

Adventist Health Food Association

AHFA 1967 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Advertising Education Forum

AEF 1999 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations


2000 Newark UK G


Geneva Switzerland J

Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation

1997 Rockville MD USA G f Foundations

Aeromedical Society of Australasia

AeroMed Australasia 1985 Westmead Australia G

Aerospace Medical Association

ASMA 1929 Alexandria VA USA G y International Federations

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

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 Foundation

1997 Pointe Noire Congo Brazzaville G fy Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations, Foundations

Africa Health Organisation

AHO 1999 Norwich UK G

Africa Health Research Institute

AHRI 2016 Durban South Africa D

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

Africa Medical Association

AfMA 2006 Braamfontein South Africa D

African Action on AIDS

AAA 1990 New York NY USA G

African Agency For Integrated Development

AAID 1998 Kampala Uganda G

African AIDS Vaccine Partnership

AAVP Entebbe Uganda J

African Albino Foundation

2004 Utrecht Netherlands N f Foundations

African Association of Microbiology and Food Hygiene

1984 Sousse Tunisia D

African Association of Nuclear Medicine

AANM 1998 Tygerberg South Africa D

African Center for Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts


African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

ACHEST Kampala Uganda G

African Centre for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts

1999 Thiès Senegal G

African Child Education Right Initiative

ACERI Lagos Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations

African Child in Need

2002 Kampala Uganda N

African Child Policy Forum

ACPF 2003 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Childrens Haven

Galveston TX USA G

African Christian Health Associations Platform

ACHAP 2007 Nairobi Kenya D

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters

ACHHRP 1989 Accra Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

African Conference on the Integrated Family Planning, Nutrition and Parasite Control Project

PANFRICO S c Conference Series

African Council for Sustainable Health Development

ACOSHED 1998 Abuja Nigeria D

African Council of AIDS Service Organizations

AfriCASO 1991 Dakar Senegal E

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

African Federation for Emergency Medicine

AFEM 2009 Cape Town South Africa D

African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights

AFSHR 2002 Lagos Nigeria D Human Rights Organizations

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 Children's Literacy in Science and Technology

AFCLIST Durban South Africa G

African Forum for Health Sciences

AFHS 1994 Nairobi Kenya F

African Gerontological Society

AGES 1989 Ibadan Nigeria D

African Graduate Nutrition Students Network

Tamale Ghana F Alumni and Veterans

African Health Economics and Policy Association

AfHEA 2008 Accra Ghana D

African Health Policy Network

AHPN London UK G y International Federations