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

Vitamin Angels

2004 Santa Barbara CA USA G

Vitamin D Workshop

VDW 1973 S c

Vitiligo Research Foundation

VR Foundation 2010 New York NY USA F f

Viva Network

1996 Oxford UK F

Viva Salud

Brussels Belgium G

Voir Ensemble

Paris France J

Volk in Nood

VIN Tervuren Belgium N

Volunteer Medics Worldwide

1991 Brazil IN USA N

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International

VOSH International 1972 Lake Mary FL USA G

Volunteers for Africa

2001 Nairobi Kenya G


1974 Washington DC USA G

W K Kellogg Foundation

WKKF 1930 Battle Creek MI USA G f

Wainwright House


Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society

WEDNS 2011 St Louis MO USA E


1989 Lomé Togo E

War Child International

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F

WASH Alliance International

WAI 2011 G y

WASH United

2010 Berlin Germany G

Washington Global Health Alliance

WGHA 2007 Seattle WA USA G


1983 The Hague Netherlands G

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Watchlist 2001 New York NY USA G

Water and Sanitation for Africa

WSA 1988 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso E

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP 2004 London UK G y

Water and Sanitation Programme

WSP Washington DC USA E g

Water Engineers for the Americas

WEFTA 2002 Santa Fe NM USA G

Water for All Children - Africa

Cotonou Benin N

Water for People

WFP 1991 Denver CO USA G

Water Inception

2017 Nyon VD Switzerland N

Water Mission International

Water Mission 2001 North Charleston SC USA G

Water Missions International

WMI 2001 Charleston SC USA G

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

WSSCC Geneva GE Switzerland D v

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WEDC 1972 Loughborough UK G


1981 London UK F

Waterbirth International

1988 Boca Raton FL USA N


Ottawa ON Canada G


2017 Preverenges VD Switzerland G


2010 Geneva GE Switzerland E


Geneva GE Switzerland F

WAVE Trust - Worldwide Alternatives to Violence

1996 Croydon UK G

WE Charity

1995 Toronto ON Canada F

Wellbeing Foundation Africa

ABFA 2004 G f

Wellshare International

Minneapolis MN USA G

Wellspring International Outreach

WIO 2008 N

WELLSTART International

1977 San Clemente CA USA G

Welt der Kinder - a child's world

Welt der Kinder Bregenz Austria N


1962 Bonn Germany G


1981 Amsterdam Netherlands G

WePROTECT Global Alliance


West African Association of Food Science and Technology

WAAFoST 2008 Guelph ON Canada D

West African College of Nursing

WACN 1980 Lagos Lagos Nigeria F v