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

Wherever the Need

WTN 1997 Bath UK G

Whirlwind Wheelchair International

WWI 1989 San Francisco CA USA N

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood

WRA Washington DC USA F

WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma

GET 2020 1996 Geneva Switzerland F

WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening

1999 Barcelona Spain K g

WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe

WKC 1996 Kobe Japan K

WHO European Centre for Environment and Health

ECEH Bonn Germany K g

WHO European Healthy Cities Network

WHO Healthy Cities 1988 Copenhagen Denmark E

WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice

Venice Italy K g

WHO Patient Safety

2004 Geneva Switzerland E g

WHO Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network

WHO/REMPAN Geneva Switzerland F

WHO Regional Centre for Environmental Health Activities

CEHA 1985 Amman Jordan E g

WHO Regional Office for Africa

AFRO 1952 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville E g

WHO Regional Office for Europe

1951 Copenhagen Denmark E g

WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

SEARO 1948 Delhi India E g

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

EMRO 1948 Cairo Egypt E g

WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

WPRO 1948 Manila Philippines E g

WHO South-East Asia Region Health Literature, Library and Information Services Network

HELLIS 1980 Delhi India F g

WHO Tobacco Free Initiative

TFI 1980 Geneva Switzerland F g

WHO-HQ Staff Association, Geneva

WHO-HQ SA 1951 Geneva Switzerland E v

Whole Child International

2004 Santa Monica CA USA G

Whole Grain Initiative

WGI 2017 Vienna Austria E y

Wilderness Medical Society

WMS 1983 Salt Lake City UT USA G

Winds of Hope Foundation

1999 Lausanne Switzerland G f

Wings of Hope

WoH 1962 St Louis MO USA G

Winter Cities Institute


WMO Atmospheric Research and Environment Programme

AREP Geneva Switzerland K g

WomanCare Global


Womankind Worldwide

1989 London UK F

Women Against Cervical Cancer

WACC Paris France D

Women against Lung Cancer in Europe

WALCE 2006 Orbassano Italy G

Women Against Violence Europe

WAVE 1994 Vienna F

Women and Children International Development Foundation

WCIDF Washington DC USA G f

Women and Health Alliance International

WAHA Paris D

Women Deliver

2007 New York NY USA F

Women Engage for a Common Future

WECF 1994 Utrecht Netherlands F y

Women First International Fund

1969 New York NY USA F f

Women for Genuine Security

1997 Oakland CA USA G

Women Help Women


Women in Global Health

WGH 2015 USA F

Women Living under Muslim Laws

WLUML 1984 London F

Women on Waves

Amsterdam Netherlands G

Women With Visible and Invisible Disabilities

WinVisible London UK G

Women's Brain Project

WBP 2016 F

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

WGNRR 1978 Quezon City Philippines F

Women's Group for the Abolition of Female Genital Mutilation and Other Harmful Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children

1982 Paris France N

Women's Hospitals Australasia

WHA 1994 Deakin ACT Australia G

Women's International Democratic Federation

WIDF 1945 San Salvador El Salvador B

Women's International Motorcycle Association

WIMA 1950 Stonehaven UK D

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 G