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

Veterinary European Transnational Network for Nursing Education and Training


Vienna International Academy for Integrated Medicine

Vienna Austria N

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 Vienna Austria E y


2000 Seattle WA USA G

Villages of Hope-Africa

1999 Mississauga ON Canada G

Violence Prevention Alliance

VPA 2004 Geneva Switzerland E y

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board

VHPB 1992 Antwerp Belgium D v

Virtual Global Taskforce

VGT 2003 Washington DC USA F g

Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport

1986 Sheffield UK C

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO 1985 Crawley UK G

Vision Alliance

2009 Coimbatore India E y

Vision Health International

VHI Grand Junction CO USA G

Vision Outreach International

VOI St Joseph MI USA N

Vital International Foundation

1996 Accra Ghana N f

Vitamin Angels

2004 Santa Barbara CA USA G

Vitamin D Workshop

VDW 1973 S c

Vitiligo Research Foundation

VR Foundation 2010 New York NY USA F f

Viva Network

1996 Oxford UK F

Viva Salud

Brussels Belgium G

Voir Ensemble

Paris France J

Volk in Nood

VIN Tervuren Belgium N

Volunteer International Christian Service

VICS 1971 Edmonton AB Canada G

Volunteer Medics Worldwide

1991 Brazil IN USA N

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International

VOSH International 1972 Omaha NE USA G


1974 Washington DC USA G

W K Kellogg Foundation

WKKF 1930 Battle Creek MI USA G f

WACI Health

1997 G

Wainwright House


Walk21 Foundation

Walk21 2000 Cheltenham F f

Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society

WEDNS 2011 St Louis MO USA E


1989 Lomé Togo E

War Child International

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F

WASH Alliance International

WAI 2011 G y

WASH United

2010 Berlin Germany G

Washington Global Health Alliance

WGHA 2007 Seattle WA USA G


1983 The Hague Netherlands G

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Watchlist 2001 New York NY USA G

Water and Sanitation for Africa

WSA 1988 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso E

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor

WSUP 2004 London UK G y

Water and Sanitation Programme

WSP Washington DC USA E g

Water Engineers for the Americas

WEFTA 2002 Santa Fe NM USA G

Water Europe

WE 2004 Brussels Belgium E y

Water for People

WFP 1991 Denver CO USA G

Water Inception

2017 Nyon Switzerland N

Water Mission International

Water Mission 2001 North Charleston SC USA G

Water Missions International

WMI 2001 Charleston SC USA G

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WEDC 1972 Loughborough UK G


1981 London UK F

Waterbirth International

1988 Boca Raton FL USA N


Ottawa ON Canada G