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

Solidarité et coopération médicale au Tiers-monde

SCMTM 1976 Yvoir Belgium G

Solidarité homéopathie

1994 Bouillargues France N

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v

Solidarity Among Children in Africa and the World

1987 Cotonou Benin G

Soroptimist International of Europe

SI/E 1930 Geneva Switzerland E

Soroptimist International of the Americas

SIA 1921 Philadelphia PA USA E

SOS Chrétiens d'Orient

2013 Paris France G f

SOS Drugs International

1984 La-Plaine-Saint-Denis France G

SOS Kids International - SOS Kindermoord

1991 Ghent Belgium N

SOS-enfants sans frontières

1974 Paris France G

SOS-Kinderdorf International

1949 Innsbruck Austria B

SOTO Australasia

SOTO-A Burleigh QLD Australia G

SOTO Europe

SOTO-E 1986 G

South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology

SEMCO Port Said Egypt G

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children

SAIEVAC 2005 Kathmandu Nepal E g

South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude

SACCS 1989 Delhi India F

South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies

SAFOMS J

South Asian Regional Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists

SARAD 1999 Kathmandu Nepal D

South Asian Regional Pain Society

SARPS Dhaka Bangladesh D

South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine

SASSM 2012 Bangalore India D

South Caucasus Office on Drugs and Crime

SCODC 2010 Tbilisi Georgia D

South East Asian Academy of Sleep Medicine

SEAASM 2013 Gurugram India J

South East Asian Radiation Oncology Group

SEAROG 2007 Jakarta Indonesia D

South East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry

1972 D

South Eastern European-Adriatic Addiction Treatment Network

SEEAN Ljubljana Slovenia F

South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment

SPEVI N

South Pacific Nurses Forum

SPNF 1982 Melbourne VIC Australia F c

South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society

SPUMS 1971 Melbourne VIC Australia D v

South-East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education

SEARAME Coimbatore India D

South-Eastern European Health Network

SEE Health Network 2001 Skopje North Macedonia E gy

Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Institute

SEADPRI 2008 Bangi Malaysia G j

Southeast Asia One Health University Network

SEAOHUN 2011 Chiang Mai Thailand F

Southeast Asian Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

SEAFOMP 2000 Manila Philippines D

Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled

SAFOD 1986 Blantyre Malawi D

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service

SAfAIDS 1994 Harare Zimbabwe F

Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

SANASO 1991 Harare Zimbabwe K

Southern African Network of Nurses and Midwives

SANNAM 2000 Pretoria South Africa E

Southern African Neuroscience Society

SANS 1988 Johannesburg South Africa G

Southern African Sexual Health Association

SASHA 1999 Cresta South Africa G

Southern African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

SASPID 2008 Johannesburg South Africa G

Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy

SASREG Durban South Africa G

Southern African Society of Human Genetics

SASHG 1987 Johannesburg South Africa G

Southern African Spinal Cord Association

SASCA 1993 Houghton South Africa G

Southern African-Nordic Centre

SANORD 2007 Cape Town South Africa E

Southern Cone Society of Neurological Surgeons

Viña del Mar Chile D

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R

Sowers International

1993 Meridian ID USA N

Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health

1998 Madrid Spain G

Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa

SEAF 1984 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F fg

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