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

Action Mission and Leprosy Assistance Schiefbahn

1983 Schiefbahn Germany G

Action pour les enfants des Andes

AEA 2005 Rueil-Malmaison France N

Action Without Borders

AWB 1994 New York NY USA G


1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f

Active 20-30 International

1961 Napa CA USA G

Acupuncture sans frontières International

ASF International 1992 Geneva Switzerland F

Acute Leukemia Advocates Network

ALAN 2017 Bern Switzerland F

ADD International

Frome UK G

Addiction and the Family International Network

AFINet 2014 F

Additional Protocol to the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

2015 T g

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchange of Therapeutic Substances of Human Origin

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1927

1927 T g

Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1952

1952 Washington DC USA T g


2008 Brussels Belgium D

Administration universitaire francophone et européenne en médecine et odontologie

AUFEMO 1982 Strasbourg France D y

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g

Adult Children of Alcoholics - World Service Organization

ACA Torrance CA USA G v

Adults Learning Mathematics: International Research Forum

ALM 1992 F

Advance Care Planning International

ACP-i 2010 Frankfurt-Main Germany C

Advanced Cell Technology Industrial Platform

ACTIP 1990 Houten Netherlands F t

Advances Against Aspergillosis and Mucormycosis

AAAM 2004 S c

Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Association

ANRA Philadelphia PA USA C

Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide

AAGL 1971 Cypress CA USA C

Advantage Africa

2001 Olney UK G

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International

ADRA 1956 Silver Spring MD USA F

Adventist Health Food Association

AHFA 1967 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Adventure Therapy International Committee

ATIC 2006 E

AECC University College

1965 Bournemouth UK G v


2000 Nottingham UK G



Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation

1997 Rockville MD USA G f

Aeromedical Society of Australasia

AeroMed Australasia 1985 Westmead NSW Australia G

Aerospace Medical Association

ASMA 1929 Alexandria VA USA G y

Aesthetic Multispecialty Society


Affordable Medicines Europe

1998 Brussels Belgium D

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Africa Capacity Alliance

ACA 1997 Nairobi Kenya F y

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa CDC Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Continent Care for Migration

ACCM 2013 Rabat Morocco G

Africa Culture Internationale Human Rights

ACI Human Rights 1996 Geneva Switzerland G

Africa Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G

Africa Disability Alliance

ADA Pretoria South Africa J y

Africa Early Childhood Network

AfECN 2013 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Foundation

1997 Johannesburg South Africa F fy

Africa Health Organisation

AHO 1999 Norwich UK G

Africa Health Research Institute

AHRI 2016 Durban South Africa D

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G