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

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 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

Asian Federation of Therapeutic Communities

AFTC 1984 Muntinlupa City Philippines E

Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities

1973 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo F y

Asian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness

AFPB 1981 Tsuen Wan Hong Kong F f

Asian Health Institute

AHI 1980 Aichi Japan E j

Asian Hope

2000 Denver CO USA N

Asian Hospital Federation

AHF 1971 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Hyperbaric and Diving Medical Association

AHDMA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Medical Education Association

AMEA 2001 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Medical Students' Association International

AMSA International 1985 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine

ANCLS 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

ASNOS Tokyo Japan D

Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association

ANMA 2008 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Nuclear Medicine Board

ANMB Multan Pakistan E

Asian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health

ANSSH 2015 D

Asian Oceanian Child Neurology Association

AOCNA 1983 Kawasaki Japan D

Asian Oncology Nursing Society

AONS 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Oncology Society

AOS 2018 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Organization for Crohn’s & Colitis

AOCC Tokyo D

Asian Pacific Association for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery

APALMS 1985 Seoul Korea Rep D v

Asian Pacific Association for Medical Informatics

APAMI 1986 D

Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention

APOCP Goyang Korea Rep G

Asian Pacific Society for Medical Mycology

APSMM 1997 Beijing China D

Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

APSN 1991 Melbourne VIC Australia D

Asian Pacific Society of Prion Research

APSPR 2011 Sendai Japan D

Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

APPSPGHAN 1976 Taipei Taiwan D