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

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

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

WAPR 1986 Bangalore Karnataka India B

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS 1978 Minneapolis MN USA B y

World Association for Social Psychiatry

WASP 1964 Tiruvalla Kerala India B v

World Association for Stress Related and Anxiety Disorders

WASAD 2016 Würzburg Germany G

World Association for Supported Employment

WASE 1995 Willemstad Netherlands C

World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine

WAHVM 1969 Midlothian UK C

World Association of Chinese Epileptologists

WACE Taipei Taiwan J

World Association of Early Childhood Educators

AMEI-WAECE 1991 Madrid Madrid Spain D

World Association of Eclectic Hypnotherapists

WAEH 1993 Brownsville TX USA F v

World Association of Eye Hospitals

WAEH 2007 Rotterdam Netherlands D

World Association of Medical and Health Films

WAMHF 1990 Vinkeveen Netherlands D

World Association of Medical Editors

WAME 1995 C v

World Association of Perinatal Medicine

WAPM 1988 Mexico City CDMX Mexico C

World Association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy

WARMTH 1998 Delhi Delhi India C

World Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders

WASOG 1958 Stockholm Sweden D v

World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

WASPaLM 1947 Tokyo Japan B

World Association of Veterinary Food Hygienists

WAVFH 1955 Berlin Germany C

World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

WAVLD 1977 Ames IA USA D v

World Autism Organisation

WAO 1998 Kuwait Kuwait C

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva GE Switzerland C

World Cancer Research Fund International

WCRF 1990 London UK G f

World Care

1996 Tucson AZ USA G

World Carfree Network

1997 F

World Centers of Compassion for Children International

WCCCI 1997 Galway Co. Galway Ireland G

World Child Cancer

2007 London UK N

World Childhood Foundation

1999 Stockholm Sweden F f

World Children's Center

Hyderabad Telangana India N

World Children's Relief and Volunteer Organization

WCR 2002 Prescott AZ USA N

World Chiropractic Alliance

WCA 1989 Chandler AZ USA N

World Christian Doctors Network

WCDN Seoul Korea Rep F

World Clinical Laser Institute

WCLI Irvine CA USA N j

World Cocoa Foundation

WCF 2000 Washington DC USA G f

World College of Aesthetic and Antiageing Medicine

WOCAAM 2006 Paris France G

World Community Chaplains

1978 West Hills CA USA N

World Concern International

1955 Seattle WA USA F

World Confederation for Existential Therapy

2016 J

World Confederation for Physical Therapy

WCPT 1951 London UK B

World Conference of Therapeutic Communities

Katrineholm Sweden S c

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