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

Women Deliver

2007 New York NY USA F

Women Engage for a Common Future

WECF 1994 Utrecht Netherlands F y

Women First International Fund

1969 F f

Women for Genuine Security

1997 Oakland CA USA G

Women Help Women


Women in Global Health

WGH 2015 F

Women Living under Muslim Laws

WLUML 1984 London UK F

Women on Waves

Amsterdam Netherlands G

Women With Visible and Invisible Disabilities

WinVisible London UK G

Women's Brain Project

WBP 2016 F

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

WGNRR 1978 Quezon City Philippines F

Women's Group for the Abolition of Female Genital Mutilation and Other Harmful Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children

1982 Paris France N

Women's Hospitals Australasia

WHA 1994 Deakin ACT Australia G

Women's International Democratic Federation

WIDF 1945 Sao Paulo SP Brazil B

Women's Voices Now

WVN 2010 Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva GE Switzerland F f

Women's WorldWide Web

W4 2012 Paris France F

Workability International

1987 Sydney NSW Australia D

Working Group on Prolamin Analysis and Toxicity

WGPAT 1985 Esslingen Germany D

World Academic Society of Medical Qigong

WASMQ 1989 Beijing Beijing China E v

World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

WAAAM 2001 Chicago IL USA G

World Academy of Biomedical Technologies

WABT 1997 Paris France G

World Academy of Medical Sciences

WAMS 1991 J

World Academy of Nursing Science

WANS 2009 Tokyo Japan C

World Action on Salt and Health

WASH 2005 London UK F v

World Adult Kickball Association

WAKA 1998 N

World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome RM Italy K g

World AIDS Foundation

WAF 1998 N f

World Allergy Organization - IAACI

WAO 1945 Milwaukee WI USA C y

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

WABA 1991 Penang Malaysia B y

World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights


World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care


World Alliance of Organizations for the Prevention and Treatment of Genetic and Congenital Conditions

WAO 1994 The Hague Netherlands E

World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations

WAPO 2014 Zeeland Netherlands C

World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

YMCA 1855 Geneva GE Switzerland B

World Altering Medicine

WAM 2006 N

World Animal Protection

1981 London UK B

World Anticancer Movement

WAM 2012 Vienna Austria F

World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association

WAVMA 2007 Bartlett IL USA D

World Arnold Chiari Malformation Association

WACMA Newtown Square PA USA N

World Assemblies of God Fellowship

WAGF 1988 Springfield MO USA F

World Assembly on Tobacco Counters Health

WATCH 1997 Delhi Delhi India S c

World Association for Children and Parents

WACAP 1976 Seattle WA USA G

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

WADEM 1976 Madison WI USA F v

World Association for Infant Mental Health

WAIMH 1992 Tampere Finland C

World Association for Laser Therapy

WALT 1994 Bergen Norway D

World Association for Medical Law

WAML 1967 D

World Association for Medical Sexology

WAMS 2009 Caracas DF Venezuela J

World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling

WAPCEPC 1997 Ross-on-Wye UK D

World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy

WAPP 1991 Wiesbaden Germany E