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 Doctors Orchestra

WDO 2008 Berlin Germany F

World Emergency Relief

WER 1985 San Dimas CA USA G


WE 2003 Berkeley CA USA G

World Endometriosis Research Foundation

WERF 2006 London UK G f

World Endometriosis Society

WES 1998 Vancouver BC Canada C

World Ethnosport Society

2012 Riga Latvia C

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Central Paraguay D

World Family Organization

WFO 1947 Parana PB Brazil B

World Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

WFHSS 1999 Lucerne LU Switzerland F y

World Federation for Medical Education

WFME 1972 Ferney-Voltaire France C y

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

WFNR 1996 North Shields UK C

World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

WFTOD 2007 New York NY USA E

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

WFUMB 1969 Laurel MD USA C y

World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health

WFAIGH Legon Ghana C y

World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies

WFAS 1987 Beijing Beijing China C y

World Federation of Advertisers

WFA 1953 Brussels Belgium B

World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons

WOFAPS 1974 Cape Town South Africa C

World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy

WFATT 1997 Winnipeg MB Canada D

World Federation of CdLS Support Groups

CdLS World 2001 J

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

WFCMS 2003 Beijing Beijing China C y

World Federation of Chiropractic

WFC 1988 Toronto ON Canada B y

World Federation of Critical Care Nurses

WFCCN 2001 Brisbane QLD Australia D

World Federation of Doctors who Respect Human Life

WFDWRHL 1974 Ostend Belgium C

World Federation of Incontinence Patients

WFIP 2005 Bari BA Italy D

World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology

WFITN 1990 Stockholm Sweden D v

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

WFJCSHD 1987 Burlington MA USA E

World Federation of Music Therapy

WFMT 1985 D

World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies


World Federation of Neurology

WFN 1931 London UK B y

World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies

WFNRS 1993 Oak Brook IL USA D

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses

WFNN 1973 Sacramento CA USA D

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

WFNS 1955 Nyon VD Switzerland B y

World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

WFNMB 1970 Vienna Austria C

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

WFOT 1952 London UK C y

World Federation of Pediatric Imaging

WFPI 2011 Washington DC USA C y

World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies

WFPICCS 1997 Geneva GE Switzerland B y

World Federation of Public Health Associations

WFPHA 1967 Geneva GE Switzerland B y

World Federation of Societies for Laser Medicine and Surgery

WFSLMS Tokyo Japan D

World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine

WFSICCM 1981 Reading UK C

World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies

WFSOS 1992 Harefield UK C y

World Federation of the Deaf

WFD 1951 B

World Federation of the Deafblind

WFDB 1997 Oslo Norway D

World Federation of Therapeutic Communities

WFTC 1979 San Rafael CA USA C y

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Forum Foundation

Redmond WA USA F fy

World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention

1993 F f

World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health

WFFH 1955 Port Washington NY USA G f

World Glaucoma Association

WGA 2002 Amsterdam Netherlands B y