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

Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition

APSWC 2006 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society

APSPOS 2008 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

AADV Seremban Malaysia J

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

AAFT Hong Kong Hong Kong J

Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry

AAPD Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong D v

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope NSW Australia G

Asian Allelopathy Society

AAS 2009 Guangzhou China D v

Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology

AOAN 1961 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 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 Kyoto Japan D

Asian and Oceanic Society for Pediatric Radiology

AOSPR 2000 D

Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

AOSRA-PM 1989 Coimbatore India D

Asian and Pacific Parkinsons Association

APPA 1997 Delhi India E

Asian Association of Clinical Anatomists

AsACA 2012 J

Asian Association of Occupational and Environmental Health

AAOEH 1964 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons

AAPS 1972 Singapore Singapore D v

Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy

AASP 2001 Kyoto Japan D

Asian Association of UTI and STI

AAUS 2003 Kitakyushu Japan D

Asian Association of Women's Studies

AAWS 2007 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Australasian Federation of Pain Societies

AAFPS 2011 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Blind Union

Beirut Lebanon D

Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation

ABBF 1959 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Breast Diseases Association

ABDA 2002 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Cartilage Repair Society

ACRS 2011 J

Asian Cellular Therapy Organization

ACTO Tokyo Japan D

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Association

ACBTA Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Collaborative Training Network for Malaria

ACTMalaria 1996 Manila Philippines F

Asian College of Neuropsychopharmacology

AsCNP 2008 Tokyo Japan D

Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine

ACPM 1982 E

Asian College of Veterinary Internal Medicine


Asian Community Health Action Network

ACHAN 1980 Chennai India F

Asian Confederation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy


Asian Confederation of Physical Therapy

ACPT 1980 Taichung Taiwan D

Asian Conference of Deafness

Manila Philippines S c

Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy

ACCP 1997 Seoul Korea Rep E c

Asian Congress of Health Promotion

S c

Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons

ACNS 1997 Aichi Japan E c

Asian Epilepsy Academy

ASEPA 2002 Perth WA Australia E

Asian Epilepsy Surgery Society

AESC Delhi India E c

Asian Eye Care

AEC 1999 Amstelveen Netherlands G

Asian Facial Plastic Surgery Society

AFPSS 2009 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Federation for Psychotherapy

AFP 2001 Sagar India D

Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Associations

AFCMA 1960 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

Asian Federation of Dietetic Associations

AFDA 1991 D

Asian Federation of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

AFFAS 1993 Kashihara Japan D

Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

AFSUMB 1986 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Federation of Sports Medicine

AFSM 1990 Shatin Hong Kong D