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

African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE D

African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

ACHEST Kampala Uganda G

African Centre for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts

1999 Thiès Senegal G

African Child Education Right Initiative

ACERI Lagos Nigeria G

African Child in Need

ACIN Kampala Uganda G

African Child in Need

2002 Kampala Uganda N

African Child Policy Forum

ACPF 2003 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Childrens Haven

Galveston TX USA G

African Christian Health Associations Platform

ACHAP 2007 Nairobi Kenya D

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters

ACHHRP 1989 Accra Ghana G

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

African Conference on the Integrated Family Planning, Nutrition and Parasite Control Project

PANFRICO S c

African Council for Sustainable Health Development

ACOSHED 1998 Abuja Nigeria D

African Council of AIDS Service Organizations

AfriCASO 1991 Dakar Senegal E

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

African Evaluation Association

AfrEA 1999 Accra Ghana D

African Federation for Emergency Medicine

AFEM 2009 Cape Town South Africa D

African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights

AFSHR 2002 Lagos Nigeria D

African Federation of Clinical Chemistry

AFCC Harare Zimbabwe E

African Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

AFNS J

African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

AFOG 2012 Khartoum Sudan D

African Federation of Public Health Associations

AFPHA 2011 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Field Epidemiology Network

AFENET 2005 Kampala Uganda F

African Forum for Children's Literacy in Science and Technology

AFCLIST Durban South Africa G

African Forum for Health Sciences

AFHS 1994 Nairobi Kenya F

African Forum for Research and Education in Health

AFREhealth 2016 Kumasi Ghana F

African Gerontological Society

AGES 1989 Ibadan Nigeria D

African Graduate Nutrition Students Network

Tamale Ghana F

African Health Economics and Policy Association

AfHEA 2008 Accra Ghana D

African Health Policy Network

AHPN London UK G y

African Initiatives

1995 Bristol UK G

African Institute for Health and Development

AIHD 2004 Nairobi Kenya G j

African Jesuit AIDS Network

AJAN 2002 Nairobi Kenya F

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

ALMA 2010 Gaborone Botswana D g

African League of Associations for Rheumatology

AFLAR 1989 Batna Algeria D

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Malaria Network Trust

AMANET 1995 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F

African Mothers Health Initiative

AMHI G

African Movement of Working Children and Youth

AMWCY 1994 Dakar Senegal J

African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

ANECCA 2001 Kampala Uganda F

African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability

AFRINEAD 2007 Cape Town South Africa D

African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect

ANPPCAN 1986 Nairobi Kenya F

African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development

AfriComNet 2001 Kampala Uganda F

African Network on HIV/AIDS - Europe

ANHA-Europe Montreuil France F

African Nutrition Society

ANS 2008 Accra Ghana E

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G

African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer

AORTIC 1982 Rondebosch South Africa D

African Paediatric Nephrology Association

AFPNA 1999 D

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