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

Asia Pacific Menopause Federation

APMF Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference


Asia Pacific Neural Network Society

APNNS 1993 Tokyo Japan D

Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society

APNETS Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization

APOSHO Central Central and Western Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Occupational Therapists Regional Group

APOTRG 2006 Taipei Taiwan D

Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society

APPES 1999 Morisset NSW Australia D

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association

APPA 1974 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society

APPCS Delhi Delhi India D

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities

APPA 1992 Sydney NSW Australia D

Asia Pacific Responsible Care Organization

APRO Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Society for Healthcare Quality

APSHQ Pokfulam Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine

APSSM 1987 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand D v

Asia Pacific Society for the Study of the Aging Male

APSSAM 2001 Subang Jaya Selangor Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Stroke Organization

APSO Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Travel Health Society

APTHS 1996 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Remote Health Committee

ARHC Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia J

Asia Reproductive Biotechnology Society

ARBS 2004 D

Asia Safe Abortion Partnership

ASAP 2008 Mumbai Maharashtra India E

Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

AFOMP 2000 D

Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health

APACPH 1984 Perth WA Australia D

Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza

APACI 2002 Melbourne VIC Australia E

Asia-Pacific Association of Psychotherapists

APAP 1996 Woollahra NSW Australia E v

Asia-Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations

APCASO 1990 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E

Asia-Pacific Disability Forum

APDF 2003 F

Asia-Pacific Gene Therapy Consortium

APGTC 2015 Osaka Osaka Japan J

Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society

APKASS 1987 Shatin Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association

APMLA 2012 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand D

Asia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network


Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition

ANFN 1988 F g

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g

Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

APN+ 1994 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation

APNNO 2014 Adelaide SA Australia D

Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Association

APPLE 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood

ARNEC 2008 Singapore Singapore E

Asia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection

APSCMI 1986 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology


Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition

APSWC 2006 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society

APSPOS 2008 Kowloon Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

AADV Seremban Negeri Sembilan Malaysia J

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

AAFT Hong Kong Central and Western Hong Kong J

Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry

AAPD Cheonan South Chungcheong Korea Rep D v

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope NSW Australia G

Asian Allelopathy Society

AAS 2009 Guangzhou Guangdong China D v

Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology

AOAN 1961 Delhi Delhi India D

Asian and Oceanian Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Seoul Korea Rep S c

Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Association

AOEA 1998 Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian and Oceanian Myology Centre

AOMC 2001 Parkville VIC Australia D

Asian and Oceanian Society of Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology

AOSNHNR 1994 Singapore Singapore D

Asian and Oceanic Society for Pediatric Radiology

AOSPR 2000 D