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

Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities

1973 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness

AFPB 1981 Tsuen Wan Hong Kong F f

Asian Harmonization Working Party

AHWP 1996 Kowloon Hong Kong F

Asian Health Institute

AHI 1980 Aichi Japan E j

Asian Hope

2000 Denver CO USA N

Asian Hospital Federation

AHF 1971 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Hyperbaric and Diving Medical Association

AHDMA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Medical Education Association

AMEA 2001 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Medical Students' Association International

AMSA International 1985 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine

ANCLS 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

ASNOS Tokyo Japan D

Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association

ANMA 2008 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Nuclear Medicine Board

ANMB Multan Pakistan E

Asian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health

ANSSH 2015 D

Asian Oceanian Child Neurology Association

AOCNA 1983 Kawasaki Japan D

Asian Oncology Nursing Society

AONS 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Oncology Society

AOS 2018 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Pacific Association for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery

APALMS 1985 Seoul Korea Rep D v

Asian Pacific Association for Medical Informatics

APAMI 1986 D

Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention

APOCP Goyang Korea Rep G

Asian Pacific Society for Medical Mycology

APSMM 1997 Beijing China D

Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

APSN 1991 Melbourne VIC Australia D

Asian Pacific Society of Prion Research

APSPR 2011 Sendai Japan D

Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

APPSPGHAN 1976 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Paralympic Committee

APC 2002 Dubai United Arab Emirates D

Asian Pediatric Interventional Pulmonology Association

APIPA 2017 J

Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association

AsPNA 1989 Bangalore India D

Asian People's Disability Alliance

APDA 1988 Wembley UK G

Asian periOpeRative Nurses Association


Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

Asian Rabies Control Network

ARACON 2018 Manhattan KS USA J

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine


Asian School of Nuclear Medicine

ASNM 2003 Shanghai China E

Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise

ASAPE 1986 Hong Kong Hong Kong E

Asian Society for Aging Research


Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

ASCAPAP 1996 Kobe Japan D t

Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ASCPaLM 2002 D

Asian Society for Emergency Medicine

ASEM 1998 Aberdeen Hong Kong D

Asian Society for Hyperthermic Oncology

ASHO Nara Japan G

Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine

ASMRM 2003 Busan Korea Rep D v

Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology

ASNO Saitama Japan D

Asian Society for Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care

ASNACC 2006 Delhi India D

Asian Society for Pediatric Research

ASPR Fukuoka Japan D

Asian Society for Quality in Health Care

ASQua 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine

ASCM 2005 D

Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology

ASGO 2009 Tokyo Japan D v