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 Health Academy


World Health Care Networks

2010 Manuka ACT Australia N

World Health Editors Network

WHEN Axbridge UK F

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Health Professions Alliance

WHPA 2000 Geneva GE Switzerland F

World Health Risk Management Centre

WHRMC Tokyo Japan E

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f

World Healthcare Forum Foundation

2012 The Hague Netherlands J f

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva GE Switzerland B y

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Hepatitis Alliance

WHA 2007 London UK B y

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Information Transfer

WIT 1986 New York NY USA F

World Initiative for Soy in Human Health


World Instant Noodles Association

WINA 1997 Tokyo Japan F

World Institute of Pain

WIP 1993 Winston-Salem NC USA E j

World Institute on Disability

WID 1983 Oakland CA USA G j

World Legal Medicine Association

Buenos Aires Argentina D

World Lupus Federation

WLF 2015 Washington DC USA C

World Martial Arts Union

WoMAU 2002 Chungju North Chungcheong Korea Rep C

World Masters Athletics

WMA 1977 Tijuana BC Mexico B

World Medical Association

WMA 1947 Ferney-Voltaire France B

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

World Minigolf Sport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Missing Children Organization

WMCO Sliedrecht Netherlands N

World Missionary Evangelism

WME 1958 Dallas TX USA F

World Muscle Society

WMS 1995 C v

World Natural Health Organization

WNHO 1983 Burlington WA USA G

World Natural Medicine Foundation

WNMF 1980 Edmonton AB Canada G f

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 VIC Australia F

World Organization for Early Childhood Education

1948 Seoul Korea Rep C y

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 Bangkok Thailand C

World Organization of Talented Children

WOTC 1995 Chisinau Moldova D

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Orthopaedic Concern

WOC 1975 F

World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition


World ParaVolley

1992 C

World Parkinson Coalition

WPC 2004 New York NY USA F c

World Pensions Council


World Pharmacists

1997 Athens Greece G v

World Pranic Healers Foundation

WPHF 1990 Manila Philippines N f

World Prematurity Network

2011 Munich Germany F y