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

World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies

WFNRS 1993 Oak Brook IL USA D

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses

WFNN 1973 Sacramento CA USA D

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

WFNS 1955 Nyon Switzerland B y

World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

WFNMB 1970 Vienna Austria C

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

WFOT 1952 London UK C y

World Federation of Pediatric Imaging

WFPI 2011 Washington DC USA C y

World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies

WFPICCS 1997 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Federation of Public Health Associations

WFPHA 1967 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Federation of Societies for Laser Medicine and Surgery

WFSLMS Tokyo Japan D

World Federation of Surgical Oncology Societies

WFSOS 1992 Harefield UK C y

World Federation of the Deaf

WFD 1951 Helsinki Finland B

World Federation of the Deafblind

WFDB 1997 Oslo Norway D

World Federation of Therapeutic Communities

WFTC 1979 San Rafael CA USA C y

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A ty

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Forum Foundation

Redmond WA USA F fy

World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention

1993 F f

World Foundation for Medical Studies in Female Health

WFFH 1955 Port Washington NY USA G f

World Geospatial Industry Council

GWIC 2018 Amersfoort Netherlands C t

World Glaucoma Association

WGA 2002 Amsterdam Netherlands B y

World Hatha Yog Federation

2019 Dantan India D

World Headache Alliance

WHA 1997 London UK F

World Healing Crusade

WHC Blackpool UK N

World Healing Network

Sheldon UK N

World Health Academy


World Health Care Networks

2010 Manuka ACT Australia N

World Health Editors Network

WHEN Axbridge UK F

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Health Partners

WHP 2008 San Francisco CA USA G

World Health Professions Alliance

WHPA 2000 Geneva Switzerland F t

World Health Risk Management Centre

WHRMC Tokyo Japan E

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f

World Healthcare Forum Foundation

2012 The Hague Netherlands J f

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Help

WH 1991 Forest VA USA G

World Hepatitis Alliance

WHA 2007 London UK B y

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World in Need

WIN International Associates 1991 Crowborough UK G

World Inclusive Dance Association

WIDA Moscow Russia J

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

WINTA 2012 Porirua New Zealand C

World Information Transfer

WIT 1986 New York NY USA F

World Initiative for Soy in Human Health


World Instant Noodles Association

WINA 1997 Tokyo Japan F

World Institute of Pain

WIP 1993 Winston-Salem NC USA E j

World Institute on Disability

WID 1983 Oakland CA USA G j

World Kabaddi Federation

WKF 2004 Delhi India D

World Legal Medicine Association

Buenos Aires Argentina D

World Lupus Federation

WLF 2015 Washington DC USA C

World Marrow Donor Association

WMDA 1994 Leiden Netherlands C

World Martial Arts Union

WoMAU 2002 Chungju Korea Rep C