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

Women's International Zionist Organization

WIZO 1920 Tel Aviv Israel F

Women's Voices Now

WVN 2010 Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva F f

Women's WorldWide Web

W4 2012 Paris France F

WomenStrong International


Workability International

1987 Sydney NSW Australia D

Working Group on Prolamin Analysis and Toxicity

WGPAT 1985 Esslingen D

World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine

WACEM 2014 E

World Academic Society of Medical Qigong

WASMQ 1989 Beijing China E v

World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

WAAAM 2001 Chicago IL USA G

World Academy of Biomedical Technologies

WABT 1997 Paris France G

World Academy of Medical Sciences

WAMS 1991 J

World Academy of Nursing Science

WANS 2009 Tokyo Japan C

World Accord

1980 Waterloo ON Canada G

World Action on Salt, Sugar & Health

WASSH 2005 London UK F v

World Adult Kickball Association

WAKA 1998 N

World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World AIDS Foundation

WAF 1998 N f

World Allergy Organization - IAACI

WAO 1945 Milwaukee WI USA C y

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

WABA 1991 Penang Malaysia B y

World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights


World Alliance for Wound and Lymphedema Care


World Alliance of Organizations for the Prevention and Treatment of Genetic and Congenital Conditions

WAO 1994 The Hague Netherlands E

World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations

WAPO 2014 Zeeland C

World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations

YMCA 1855 Vernier Switzerland B

World Altering Medicine

WAM 2006 N

World Animal Protection

1981 London UK B

World Anti-Bullying Forum

WABF 1997 Umeå Sweden D

World Anticancer Movement

WAM 2012 Vienna Austria F

World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association

WAVMA 2007 Conifer CO USA D

World Arnold Chiari Malformation Association

WACMA Newtown Square PA USA N

World Assemblies of God Fellowship

WAGF 1988 Springfield MO USA F

World Assembly on Tobacco Counters Health

WATCH 1997 Delhi India S c

World Association for Children and Parents

WACAP 1976 Seattle WA USA G

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

WADEM 1976 Madison WI USA F v

World Association for Infant Mental Health

WAIMH 1992 Tampere Finland C

World Association for Laser Therapy

WALT 1994 Bergen Norway D

World Association for Medical Law

WAML 1967 D

World Association for Medical Sexology

WAMS 2009 Caracas Venezuela J

World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling

WAPCEPC 1997 Vienna Austria D

World Association for Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy

WAPP 1994 Wiesbaden E

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

WAPR 1986 Bangalore B

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS 1978 Minneapolis MN USA B y

World Association for Social Psychiatry

WASP 1964 New Delhi B v

World Association for Stress Related and Anxiety Disorders

WASAD 2016 Würzburg Germany G

World Association for Supported Employment

WASE 1995 Willemstad Netherlands C

World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine

WAHVM 1969 Midlothian UK C

World Association of Chinese Epileptologists

WACE Taipei Taiwan J

World Association of Early Childhood Educators

AMEI-WAECE 1991 Madrid Spain D

World Association of Eclectic Hypnotherapists

WAEH 1993 Brownsville TX USA F v