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

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Health Professions Alliance

WHPA 2000 Geneva Switzerland F Professional Bodies

World Health Risk Management Centre

WHRMC Tokyo Japan E

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f Foundations

World Healthcare Forum Foundation

2012 The Hague Netherlands J f Foundations

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y International Federations

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Hepatitis Alliance

WHA 2007 London UK B y International Federations

World Hydrothermal Organization

1977 Cuntis Spain D

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G Humanitarian Organizations

World Information Transfer

WIT 1986 New York NY USA F Humanitarian Organizations

World Initiative for Soy in Human Health

WISHH St Louis MO USA G

World Instant Noodles Association

WINA 1997 Tokyo Japan F

World Institute for Holistic Hoofcare

WIHH J j Institutes

World Institute of Pain

WIP 1993 Winston-Salem NC USA E j Institutes

World Institute on Disability

WID 1983 Oakland CA USA G j Institutes

World Legal Medicine Association

Buenos Aires Argentina D

World Lupus Federation

WLF 2015 Washington DC USA C

World Masters Athletics

WMA 1977 Tijuana Mexico B Alumni and Veterans

World Medical Association

WMA 1947 Ferney-Voltaire France B Humanitarian Organizations

World Medical Relief

WMR 1953 Southfield MI USA N

World Medical Tennis Society

WMTS 1970 Omaha NE USA C

World Mercy Fund

WMF 1969 Waterford VA USA G f Funds, Funds

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Muscle Society

WMS 1995 Adstock UK C v

World Natural Health Organization

WNHO 1983 Burlington WA USA G

World Natural Medicine Foundation

WNMF 1980 Edmonton AB Canada G f Foundations

World of Children

WOC 1998 Pleasanton CA USA G

World Order Models Project

WOMP 1966 F v

World Organization - Ovulation Method - Billings

WOOMB-International 1977 Melbourne Australia F

World Organization for Early Childhood Education

1948 Seoul Korea Rep C y International Federations

World Organization for Prenatal Education

1991 Athens Greece D

World Organization for Research and Development into the Therapeutic Use of Motion Pictures

1988 London UK G

World Organization of Family Doctors

WONCA 1970 Bangkok Thailand C

World Organization of Talented Children

WOTC 1995 Chisinau Moldova D

World Organization Volleyball for Disabled

WOVD 1992 Roermond Netherlands C

World Orthopaedic Concern

WOC 1975 F

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition

WPCC 2016 C y International Federations

World Parkinson Coalition

WPC 2004 New York NY USA F c Conference Series

World Pensions Council

WPC J Institutes

World Pharmacists

1997 Athens Greece G v Humanitarian Organizations

World Pranic Healers Foundation

1990 Manila Philippines J f Foundations

World Prematurity Network

2011 Munich Germany F y International Federations

World Professional Association For Transgender Health

WPATH 1979 Minneapolis MN USA E Professional Bodies

World Public Health Nutrition Association

WPHNA 2006 London UK B

World Radiography Education Trust Fund

WRETF 1969 Abingdon UK K f Funds, Foundations

World Recreation Association of the Deaf

WRAD 1985 Quartz Hill CA USA D

World Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Diseases

WRLFMD 1958 Pirbright UK G

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