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

Great strides have been made in improving people’s health in recent years. 146 out of 200 countries or areas have already met or are on track to meet the SDG target on under-5 mortality. Effective HIV treatment has cut global AIDS-related deaths by 52 per cent since 2010 and at least one neglected tropical disease has been eliminated in 47 countries.

However, inequalities in health care access still persist. The COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing crises have impeded progress towards Goal 3. Childhood vaccinations have experienced the largest decline in three decades, and tuberculosis and malaria deaths have increased compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all.

To overcome these setbacks and address long-standing health care shortcomings, increased investment in health systems is needed to support countries in their recovery and build resilience against future health threats.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Africa Inland Mission International

AIM International 1895 Peachtree City GA USA F

Africa Medical Association

AfMA 2006 Braamfontein South Africa D

Africa on the Move

AFRiMOVE 2018 Kampala Uganda J

African Action on AIDS

AAA 1990 New York NY USA G

African Agency For Integrated Development

AAID 1998 Fort Portal Uganda G

African AIDS Vaccine Partnership

AAVP Entebbe Uganda J

African ALARA Network

AFAN 2017 Accra Ghana F

African Albino Foundation

2004 Utrecht Netherlands N f

African Association of Nuclear Medicine

AANM 1998 Tygerberg South Africa D

African Center for Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts


African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE 2017 Ann Arbor MI USA D

African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

ACHEST Kampala Uganda G

African Centre for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts

1999 Thiès Senegal G

African Child Education Right Initiative

ACERI Lagos Nigeria G

African Child in Need

ACIN Kampala Uganda G

African Child in Need

2002 Kampala Uganda N

African Child Policy Forum

ACPF 2003 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Childrens Haven

Galveston TX USA G

African Christian Health Associations Platform

ACHAP 2007 Nairobi Kenya D

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters

ACHHRP 1989 Accra Ghana G

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

African Conference on the Integrated Family Planning, Nutrition and Parasite Control Project


African Council for Sustainable Health Development

ACOSHED 1998 Abuja Nigeria D

African Development Aid Association

ADAA 1988 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

African Evaluation Association

AfrEA 1999 Accra Ghana D

African Federation for Emergency Medicine

AFEM 2009 Cape Town South Africa D

African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights

AFSHR 2002 Lagos Nigeria D

African Federation of Clinical Chemistry

AFCC Harare Zimbabwe E

African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

AFOG 2012 Khartoum Sudan D

African Federation of Public Health Associations

AFPHA 2011 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D

African Field Epidemiology Network

AFENET 2005 Kampala Uganda F

African Forum for Children's Literacy in Science and Technology

AFCLIST Durban South Africa G

African Forum for Research and Education in Health

AFREhealth 2016 Kumasi Ghana F

African Graduate Nutrition Students Network

Tamale Ghana F

African Health Economics and Policy Association

AfHEA 2008 Accra Ghana D

African Health Policy Network

AHPN 1997 London UK G y

African Institute for Health and Development

AIHD 2004 Nairobi Kenya G j

African Jesuit AIDS Network

AJAN 2002 Nairobi Kenya F

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

ALMA 2010 D g

African League of Associations for Rheumatology

AFLAR 1989 Batna Algeria D

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Malaria Network Trust

AMANET 1995 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F

African Mothers Health Initiative


African Movement of Working Children and Youth

AMWCY 1994 Dakar Senegal J

African Network for Care of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

ANECCA 2001 Kampala Uganda F

African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability

AFRINEAD 2007 Cape Town South Africa D

African Network for Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect

ANPPCAN 1986 Nairobi Kenya F

African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development

AfriComNet 2001 Kampala Uganda F