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 Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 St Augustin B yt

World Association of Medical and Health Films

WAMHF 1990 Vinkeveen Netherlands D

World Association of Medical Editors

WAME 1995 C v

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

WANGO 2000 Tarrytown NY USA C

World Association of Perinatal Medicine

WAPM 1988 Mexico City Mexico C

World Association of Radiopharmaceutical and Molecular Therapy

WARMTH 1998 Delhi India C

World Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders

WASOG 1958 Stockholm Sweden D v

World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

WASPaLM 1947 Tokyo Japan B

World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics & Gynecology

WATOG 2012 Paris France B

World Association of Veterinary Food Hygienists

WAVFH 1955 Berlin Germany C

World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

WAVLD 1977 Ames IA USA D v

World Autism Organisation

WAO 1998 Kuwait Kuwait C

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition

WBCPC 2019 Brussels Belgium C

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World Cancer Research Fund International

WCRF 1990 London UK G f

World Care

1996 Tucson AZ USA G

World Carfree Network

1997 F

World Centers of Compassion for Children International

WCCCI 1997 London G

World Child Cancer

2007 London UK N

World Childhood Foundation

1999 Stockholm Sweden F f

World Children's Center

Hyderabad India N

World Children's Relief and Volunteer Organization

WCR 2002 Prescott AZ USA N

World Chiropractic Alliance

WCA 1989 Chandler AZ USA N

World Christian Doctors Network


World Clinical Laser Institute

WCLI 2000 Foothill Ranch CA N j

World Coalition for Trauma Care

WCTC 2012 C y

World Cocoa Foundation

WCF 2000 Washington DC USA G f

World College of Aesthetic and Antiageing Medicine

WOCAAM 2006 Paris France G

World Community Chaplains

1978 West Hills CA USA N

World Concern International

1955 Seattle WA USA F

World Confederation for Existential Therapy

2016 J

World Confederation for Physical Therapy

WCPT 1951 London B

World Confederation of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

WCCBT 2019 C y

World Conference of Therapeutic Communities

Katrineholm Sweden S c

World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation

WCBCF 1995 Winnipeg MB Canada N f

World Conference on Movement: Brain, Body, Cognition

2010 S c

World Conference on Tobacco or Health

WCTOH Paris France S c

World Conference on Urine Therapy

S c

World Congress of Acupuncture

S c

World Congress of Chiropractic Students

WCCS 1980 Toronto ON Canada C cy

World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

London UK S c

World Congress on Cancers of the Skin

WCCS 1983 S c

World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility

COGI Tel Aviv Israel S c

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth


World Congress on Hydrogen Sulfide in Biology and Medicine

S c

World Congress on Leishmaniosis


World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications


World Congress on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

WCRPL 2016 S c

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

WCGTC 1975 Bowling Green KY C y