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 Farmers' Organisation

WFO 2011 Rome C

World Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences

WFHSS 1999 Lucerne Switzerland F y

World Federation for Incontinence and Pelvic Problems

WFIPP 2005 Bari Italy D

World Federation for Medical Education

WFME 1972 Ferney-Voltaire France C y

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation

WFNR 1996 North Shields UK C

World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

WFTOD 2007 New York NY USA E

World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

WFUMB 1969 London C y

World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies

WFAS 1987 Beijing China C y

World Federation of Advertisers

WFA 1953 Brussels Belgium B

World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons

WOFAPS 1974 Frankfurt-Main C

World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy

WFATT 1997 Winnipeg MB Canada D

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

WFCMS 2003 Beijing China C y

World Federation of Chiropractic

WFC 1988 Toronto ON Canada B y

World Federation of Critical Care Nurses

WFCCN 2001 Brisbane QLD Australia D

World Federation of Doctors who Respect Human Life

WFDWRHL 1974 Ostend Belgium C

World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care

WFICC 1981 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology

WFITN 1990 D v

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants

WFJCSHD 1987 Burlington MA USA E

World Federation of Music Therapy

WFMT 1985 D

World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies


World Federation of Neurology

WFN 1931 London B y

World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies

WFNRS 1993 Oak Brook IL USA D

World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses

WFNN 1973 Sacramento CA D

World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies

WFNS 1955 Nyon B y

World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

WFNMB 1970 Vienna Austria C

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

WFOT 1952 London 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 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 for World Organization

WFWO 2001 Rome G

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

WGIC 2018 The Hague 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