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

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled

SAFOD 1986 Blantyre Malawi D

Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service

SAfAIDS 1994 Harare Zimbabwe F

Southern African Development Community

SADC 1992 Gaborone Botswana F g

Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

SANASO 1991 Harare Zimbabwe K

Southern African Network of Nurses and Midwives

SANNAM 2000 Pretoria South Africa E

Southern African Neuroscience Society

SANS 1988 Johannesburg South Africa G

Southern African Sexual Health Association

SASHA 1999 Cresta South Africa G

Southern African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases

SASPID 2008 Johannesburg South Africa G

Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy

SASREG Durban South Africa G

Southern African Society of Human Genetics

SASHG 1987 Johannesburg South Africa G

Southern African Spinal Cord Association

SASCA 1993 Houghton South Africa G

Southern African-Nordic Centre

SANORD 2007 Cape Town South Africa E

Southern Cone Society of Neurological Surgeons

Viña del Mar Chile D

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta

1099 Rome Italy R

Sowers International

1993 Meridian ID USA N

Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health

1998 Madrid Spain G

Special Emergency Assistance Fund for Drought and Famine in Africa

SEAF 1984 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F fg

Special Olympics International

SOI 1968 Washington DC USA F

Specialised Nutrition Europe

SNE 1959 Brussels Belgium D

Spine Intervention Society

SIS 1991 Hinsdale IL USA N

Spirit Health Education Network

SHEN 2008 Forres UK G f

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

SPOON Foundation

2007 Portland OR USA G f

SRHR Africa Trust

SAT 1990 Johannesburg South Africa F

Staff Association of the WHO Regional Office for Europe

EURSA Copenhagen Denmark E v

Standing Committee of European Doctors

1959 Brussels Belgium E y

Standing Committee to the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

1982 Strasbourg France E gy

Standing Voice

London UK G

Star of Hope International

SoHI 1970 Trehörningsjö Sweden F f

STARS International

Stratford-upon-Avon UK F

Staying Alive Foundation

London UK G f

Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination


Sterile Barrier Association

SBA 1992 St Weonards UK D

Steven J Greer Foundation

2003 Eastman GA USA N f

Stichting Liliane Fonds

SLF 1980 's Hertogenbosch Netherlands G f

Stichting Onderzoek Multinationale Ondernemingen

SOMO 1973 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Stiftung für Ökologische Entwicklung

Biovision 1998 Zurich Switzerland G f

Stiftung Internationales Centrum für Begabungsforschung

ICBF Münster Germany G f


2000 Amsterdam Netherlands G

STOPP International

1985 Stafford VA USA N v

Street Medicine Institute

SMI 2009 Ingomar PA USA N

Streets Ahead Children's Centre Association

SACCA Rwamagana Rwanda G

Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, and Resilience Society

STAR 1980 Berlin Germany F

Stroke Alliance for Europe

SAFE 2004 Brussels Belgium F y

Stroke Clubs International

SCI 1968 Galveston TX USA N

Stroke Society of Australasia

SSA 1989 Crows Nest NSW Australia G

Structural Heart Disease Coalition

SHD Coalition Brussels Belgium D

Student University Network for Social and International Health

SUNSIH 1996 Toronto ON Canada G

Students Helping Street Kids International

SHSKI 1997 Spencerville MD USA G