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 Society for Pediatric Research

ASPR Fukuoka Japan D

Asian Society for Quality in Health Care

ASQua 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine

ASCM 2005 D

Asian Society of Dermatopathology

ASD 2016 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology

ASGO 2009 Seoul Korea Rep D v

Asian Society of Head and Neck Oncology

ASHNO 2008 Taipei Taiwan D

Asian Society of Human Services

ASHS 2011 Shimonoseki Japan G

Asian Society of Kinesiology

ASK 2016 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Society of Natural Products

ASNP Seongnam Korea Rep D

Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists

ASPA 1999 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

ASPID 1994 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Society of Sleep Medicine

ASSM 2013 D

Asian Society of Tumor Ablation

ASTA 2014 J

Asian Society of Uro-Oncology

APSU 1988 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Spinal Cord Network

ASCoN 2001 Enniskillen UK F

Asian Strategic Alliance for Pneumococcal Disease Prevention

ASAP Singapore Singapore D

Asian Stroke Forum


Asian Wound Care Association


Asian-African Society of Mycobacteriology

AASM 2008 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D

Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies

AAAP 1980 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian-Australasian Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology


Asian-Australasian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

AASPN 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian-Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons

AASNS 1964 Jaipur India D

Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum

Delhi India G

Asian-Pacific Society for Infections in GYN/OB

APSIGO 2010 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian-Pacific Society for Mountain Medicine


Asian-Pacific Society of Nephrology

APSN Causeway Bay Hong Kong D

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación Centroamericana para la Economia, la Salud y el Ambiente

ACEPESA 1991 Zapote Costa Rica G

Asociación de Entes Reguladores de Agua y Saneamiento de las Americas

ADERASA 2001 Asunción Paraguay D g

Asociación Española para el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

AEDIDH 2004 Luarca Spain G

Asociación Iberoamericana Contra el Cancer de Tiroides

AICCAT 2004 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Cirugia Pediatrica

AICP 1966 D v

Asociación Iberoamericana de Derecho Sanitario

AIDS Madrid Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Educación Acuatica Especial e Hidroterapia

AIDEA 2014 G

Asociación Iberoamericana de Logoterapia


Asociación Iberoamericana de Medicina Aerospacial

AIMA 1976 Oklahoma City OK USA D v

Asociación Iberoamericana de Medicina y Salud Escolar y Universitaria

2001 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Ortodoncistas

AIO 1978 Barcelona Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnologias de Apoyo a la Discapacidad

AITADIS 2006 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Telesalud y Telemedicina


Asociación IberoLatinoAmericana de Neurociencias y Psiquiatría


Asociación Internacional de Organismos de Supervisión de Fondos de Pensiones

AIOS 1996 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Latina e Ibérica Contra el Cancer

ALICC 1993 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Asociación Latina para el Analisis de los Sistemas de Salud

ALASS 1989 Barcelona Spain D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Academias Nacionales de Medicina

ALANAM 1967 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Aféresis y Terapias celulares

ALAyTeC 1984 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Asociación Latinoamericana de Autocuidado Responsable

ILAR 1996 Chicago IL USA D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Bancos de Tejidos


Asociación Latinoamericana de Carcinologia

ALCARCINUS 1995 Mazatlan Mexico D