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

Sensorial Handicap Cooperation

SHC 1986 Brussels Belgium G


1980 Prilly Switzerland G f

Servants of Charity

SC 1908 Rome Italy R

Servants of Jesus of Charity

1871 Rome Italy R

Service and Research Institute on Family and Children

SERFAC 1986 Chennai India F j

Service d'entraide et de liaison

SEL 1980 Bagneux France G

Service Volontaire International

SVI 2009 Brussels E

Services for the Health in Asian and African Regions

SHARE 1983 Tokyo Japan G

Serving Europe

1995 Brussels Belgium D

Seva Foundation

SF 1978 Berkeley CA USA G f

Sexual Violence Research Initiative

SVRI 2000 Pretoria South Africa E

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Society of Southern Africa

STDSSA 1983 Johannesburg South Africa G v

Shack-Slum Dwellers International

SDI 1996 Cape Town South Africa F

Share-Net International

Amsterdam Netherlands G y

Sharing Hands International


Shriners International

1872 Tampa FL USA G

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation

1994 Florence KY USA N f

SickKids International

SKI 2006 Toronto ON Canada G

Sight and Life

1986 Basel Switzerland F


1969 Seattle WA USA G

Sightsavers International

1950 Chippenham F

Sigma Theta Tau International

1922 Indianapolis IN G

Silambam Asia

1999 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D


1925 Haarlem Netherlands G

Simply Help

2000 Los Angeles CA USA G

SIOP Europe

SIOPE 1998 Brussels E

Sir Charles Bell Society

SCBS 1992 E

SIRIUS - Policy Network on Migrant Education

SIRIUS 2012 Brussels Belgium F y

Sisters of Bon Secours of Paris

CBS 1824 Paris France R

Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction of Nevers

St Bernadette, Nevers 1680 Nevers France R

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

1852 Mount St Joseph OH USA R

Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary

1803 Brussels Belgium R

Sisters of Charity of Montreal

Grey Nuns 1737 Québec QC Canada R

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

SCN 1812 Nazareth KY USA R

Sisters of Charity of Quebec

Grey Nuns 1849 Québec QC Canada R

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

1859 R

Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne-Antide Thouret

1799 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Charity of St Vincent-de-Paul, Halifax

1849 Halifax NS Canada R

Sisters of Christian Charity, Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception

SCC 1849 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Divine Providence, Münster

SDP 1842 Münster Germany R

Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross

1856 Brunnen Switzerland R

Sisters of Mercy, 1823

1823 Sées France R

Sisters of Nazareth

1820 R

Sisters of Notre Dame

SND 1850 Rome Italy R

Sisters of Providence of St Mary-of-the-Woods

1840 St Mary-of-the-Woods IN USA R

Sisters of Saint Clare

1212 Dublin Ireland R

Sisters of St Anne

SSA 1850 Lachine QC Canada R

Sisters of St Francis of Dillingen

1241 Dillingen Germany R

Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia

1855 Aston PA USA R

Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy

1650 Annecy France R