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

Great strides have been made in improving people’s health in recent years. 146 out of 200 countries or areas have already met or are on track to meet the SDG target on under-5 mortality. Effective HIV treatment has cut global AIDS-related deaths by 52 per cent since 2010 and at least one neglected tropical disease has been eliminated in 47 countries.

However, inequalities in health care access still persist. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises have impeded progress towards Goal 3. Childhood vaccinations have experienced the largest decline in three decades, and tuberculosis and malaria deaths have increased compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.

To overcome these setbacks and address long-standing health care shortcomings, increased investment in health systems is needed to support countries in their recovery and build resilience against future health threats.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Toughlove, International

1979 Los Angeles CA USA N

Toxicology Forum

TF Reston VA USA N

Toy Industries of Europe

TIE 1997 Brussels Belgium D t

Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation

1992 New York NY USA N f


Hamilton New Zealand G

Training for Health Equity Network

THEnet 2008 J

Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions NETwork

TEPHINET 1997 Decatur GA USA E

Transatlantic Children's Enterprise

TRACE 1985 Enfield UK N

Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS

TPAA 2003 New York NY USA G

Transcultural Nursing Society

1974 Livonia MI USA N

Translational Research In Oncology

TRIO Edmonton AB Canada G

Translators without Borders

1993 F

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

Transplant Adventure Camps for Kids

TACKERS 2002 Anzère Switzerland J

TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G


2001 Bangkok Thailand J

TREAT-NMD Neuromuscular Network

TREAT-NMD 2007 Newcastle upon Tyne UK F y

Treaty on the Prevention of Controversies

1936 T g

Treaty to Avoid or Prevent Conflicts between the American States

Gondra Treaty 1923 T g

Tree of Life International

2010 Lugano Switzerland G


Utrecht Netherlands D

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 New York NY USA F

Trisomy 21 Research Society

T21RS 2014 Rotterdam Netherlands C

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v


Munich Germany F y

Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites


Tropical Health Alliance Foundation

THAF Loma Linda CA USA G f

Tropical Health and Education Trust

THET 1988 London UK G

Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa

TICH Kisumu Kenya G j

True Animal Protein Price Coalition

TAPPC 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands G

TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative

TBVI 2008 Lelystad Netherlands F

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

New Orleans LA USA G

Tularemia International Society


Turner Syndrome Global Alliance

TSGA 2014 Overland Park KS USA G

Twelve Gates Foundation

2018 Sunnyside NY USA G f

TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network

TWOWEEKS 2006 Harrow UK J

UCL Institute for Global Health

IGH 1990 London UK G

UHAI EASHRI - East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

UHAI 2009 J


2007 Geneva Switzerland E

UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development

1986 London UK G y

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY USA F y


1981 Kansas City KS USA G f

Under The Same Sun

UTSS 2008 Surrey BC Canada G

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

UHMS 1967 North Palm Beach FL USA F

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee

1997 Paris France G

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe

UNESDA 1959 Brussels Belgium E t

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f

UNGSII Foundation

Vienna Austria J f