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

Arab Federation of Clinical Biology

AFCB 1974 D

Arab Federation of NGOs for Drug Abuse Prevention

AFNDA Cairo Egypt D

Arab Federation of Organizations Working with the Deaf

AFOWD 1972 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Forensic Pathologists and Physicians Union

2002 J

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

Arab Hospitals Federation

AHF 2002 Jounieh Lebanon D

Arab Interior Ministers' Council

AIMC 1982 E g

Arab Maternal - Fetal Medicine Expert Group


Arab Medical Association Against Cancer

AMAAC 2001 Amman Jordan D

Arab Medical Union

1961 Cairo Egypt D

Arab Neonatal Care Group

ANCG 2010 D

Arab Organization of Disabled People

AODP 1998 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Pediatric Neurosurgical Society

APNS 2015 Riyadh Saudi Arabia J

Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association

APPA Ruwi Oman D

Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization

ARCO 1975 Riyadh Saudi Arabia E

Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine

ASFSFM 2008 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D

Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

ASPED 2012 Dubai United Arab Emirates D

Arab Transfusion Medicine Forum

ATMF 2004 F

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Union for the Blind

2007 Doha Qatar D

Arab Union of Forensic Physicians

AUFP 2002 J

Arab Union of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances

AUPAM 1986 D

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer

ARGE ALP 1972 Innsbruck Austria E

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Angewandte Humanpharmakologie

AGAH Hamburg Germany G

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Pädiatrische Immunologie

API 1990 N

Arbetarrörelsens Barnorganisationer i Norden

ABN 1960 Södra Sunderbyn Sweden D

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney NSW Australia G f

Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers

1850 Pittsburgh PA USA R

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Ariel Foundation International

AFI Geneva Switzerland F f

Arigatou International

1990 Tokyo Japan G f

Ark Foundation of Africa

AFA 1986 Washington DC USA G f

Arogya World


Arrangement for the Application of the European Agreement of 17 October 1980 Concerning the Provision of Medical Care to Persons During Temporary Residence

1988 Strasbourg France T g

Art Education for the Blind

AEB 1987 New York NY USA G

Art of Living Foundation

1982 Washington DC USA G f

Arts for Global Development

2002 G

Artsen Zonder Vakantie

AZV Mechelen Belgium G


1982 Holladay UT USA N

ASEAN Academy of Neurotology Otology and Audiology

AANOA Bangi Malaysia E

ASEAN Alliance of Health Supplement Associations

AAHSA 2006 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

AACLS 1985 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

ASEAN Association of Radiology

AAR 1986 Jakarta Indonesia E


2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Disability Forum

ADF 2009 Jakarta Indonesia F

ASEAN Forum on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia S c

ASEAN Institute for Health Development

AIHD 1982 Nakhon Pathom Thailand E j

ASEAN Neurological Association

ASNA 1994 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network


ASEAN Pediatric Federation

APF 1976 Yangon Myanmar E