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

Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities

1973 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo Japan 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 Taichung Taiwan D

Asian Narcolepsy & Hypersomnolence Society


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 Japan 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 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

Asian Pediatric Interventional Pulmonology Association

APIPA 2017 J

Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association

AsPNA 1989 Bangalore India D

Asian People's Disability Alliance

APDA 1988 Wembley UK G

Asian periOpeRative Nurses Association


Asian Population and Development Association

APDA 1982 Tokyo Japan G

Asian Population Association

APA 2007 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D

Asian Rabies Control Network

ARACON 2018 Manhattan KS USA F

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Regional Consortium for Headache

ARCH 2006 J

Asian Regional Cooperative Council for Nuclear Medicine


Asian Renal Association

ARA 2015 Kaohsiung Taiwan J

Asian School of Nuclear Medicine

ASNM 2003 Shanghai China E

Asian Sleep Research Society

ASRS 1994 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise

ASAPE 1986 Hong Kong Hong Kong E

Asian Society for Aging Research


Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

ASCAPAP 1996 Kobe Japan D t

Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ASCPaLM 2002 D

Asian Society for Emergency Medicine

ASEM 1998 Aberdeen Hong Kong D

Asian Society for Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

ASGRS 2015 D

Asian Society for Hyperthermic Oncology

ASHO Nara Japan G

Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine

ASMRM 2003 Busan Korea Rep D v

Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology

ASNO Saitama Japan D