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

Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East

SPINE 2008 D

Society for Psychotherapy Research

SPR 1969 Glen Mills PA USA D

Society for Redox Biology and Medicine

SfRBM 1987 Indianapolis IN USA E

Society for Reproductive Investigation

SRI 1953 Milwaukee WI USA D

Society for Research in Child Development

SRCD 1933 Washington DC USA G

Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida

SRHSB 1957 C v

Society for Studies in Organizing Healthcare

SHOC 2004 N

Society for Tennis Medicine and Science

STMS 1991 Maywood IL USA D

Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

SEPI 1983 Baltimore MD USA D

Society for the Neural Control of Movement

NCM 1990 Victoria BC Canada C

Society for the Protection of Human and Environmental Rights International

SPHER International London UK J

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

SPUC 1967 London UK G

Society for the Social History of Medicine

SSHM 1970 Manchester UK N

Society for the Study of Social Problems

SSSP 1951 Knoxville TN USA G v

Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine

STVM 1978 Stillwater OK USA D

Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

SVEPM 1982 N v

Society for Women and AIDS in Africa

SWAA International 1988 Accra Ghana F

Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange

SWME 2009 Miami Beach FL USA C

Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine

SESAM 1994 Paris France D

Society of Arab Neuroscientists

2006 J

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

SCBWI 1971 Los Angeles CA USA N v

Society of Critical Care Medicine

SCCM 1970 Mount Prospect IL USA G

Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders

SEUD 2015 Marseille France B

Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery

SERGS 2009 Prague Czech Rep D

Society of Global Health Researchers in Action

SOGHR 2006 Fort Collins CO USA N

Society of International Gastroenterological Nurses and Endoscopy Associates


Society of International Humanitarian Surgeons


Society of Jesus, Mary, Joseph

1822 Vught Netherlands R

Society of Neuroscientists of Africa

SONA 1993 Dave Belgium D v

Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education


Society of World Deaf Magicians

1990 Elkhorn WI USA F

Society on AIDS in Africa

SAA 1990 Accra Ghana F

Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders

SCWD 2008 Berlin Germany C

Soeurs de la Charité de Besançon

1799 Besançon France R

Soeurs de la Charité Maternelle

1804 Metz France R

Soeurs de la Croix de Strasbourg

1848 Strasbourg France R

Soeurs de la Providence de Gap

1838 Gap France R

Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Calvaire

1833 Gramat France R

Soeurs des Malades de Saint François

1844 Münster Germany R

Soeurs des Pauvres de Saint François

1845 Aachen Germany R

Soeurs des Petites Filles Pauvres de l'Institut Palazzolo

1869 Bergamo Italy R

Soeurs du Sacré-Coeur d'Ernemont

1690 Rouen France R

Soeurs Franciscaines de Saint Georges Martyr

1869 Thuine Germany R

Soeurs Franciscaines Elisabethines

1828 Padua Italy R

Soeurs Franciscaines Hospitalières de l'Immaculée Conception

Linda-a-Pastora Portugal R

Soeurs ministres des infirmes


Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference

2015 S c

Solar Cookers International

SCI 1987 Sacramento CA USA F

Soldiers of Peace International Association

SPIA 1988 Lyon France E

Solidarité enfants sida

Sol en si 1990 Bobigny France N