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

ASEAN Rehabilitation Medicine Association


ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

ASSA Pasig City Philippines D

ASEAN Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

ASTMP Hanoi Vietnam J

ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education

ATCPDE 1979 Quezon City Philippines E g

ASEM Global Aging Center

AGAC 2018 Seoul Korea Rep G


1894 Peachtree Corners GA USA G

Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

AOFOG 1957 Colombo Sri Lanka D

Asia and Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology

AOFNMB 1976 Osaka Japan D

Asia and Pacific Transgender Network

APTN 2009 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society


Asia Association of Medical and Care Facilities

AAMCF 2011 Tokyo Japan N

Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists

AAMLS 1997 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Crime Prevention Foundation

ACPF 1982 Tokyo Japan F f

Asia Disability Institute

ADI 1990 Hachioji Japan G j

Asia eHealth Information Network

AeHIN 2011 Manila Philippines F

Asia Evangelistic Fellowship

AEF 1960 Duncraig WA Australia N

Asia Food and Nutrition Research Institute

1971 Seoul Korea Rep N j

Asia Marketing Federation

AMF 1991 Tokyo Japan D

Asia Medical Aesthetic Exchange Association


Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

AOGS 2003 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Oceanian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

AOSPRM 2007 Kowloon Hong Kong E

Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health

AAAH 2005 Nonthaburi Thailand E g

Asia Pacific Alliance for Rare Disease Organisations

APARDO Singapore Singapore C

Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

APA 1999 Bangkok Thailand F y

Asia Pacific Anti-Aging Society

APAAS 2018 Daegu Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy

APAGE 2003 Taoyuan Taiwan D

Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology

APAAACI 1989 Dubai United Arab Emirates D

Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine

APACCM 1977 Mumbai India D

Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment

APEAEN 1997 Los Baños Philippines D

Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors

APAME 2008 Manila Philippines D

Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology

APAMT 1989 Peradeniya Sri Lanka D

Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology

APAPARI 1998 Sagamihara Japan D

Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Urologists

APAPU 1998 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Association of Robotic Surgeons

APARS Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group

APBMT 1990 Aichi Japan E

Asia Pacific Burn Association

APBA 2009 Mumbai India D

Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society

APCNS 1992 Qingdao China D

Asia Pacific Conference on Disaster Medicine

APCDM 1988 S c

Asia Pacific Deaf Sports Confederation

APDSC 1988 Kangar Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network

APEDNN 2007 Jinan China F v

Asia Pacific Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Association

APETNA Penang Malaysia K

Asia Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine

APFCB 1982 Singapore Singapore D y

Asia Pacific Federation for Societies for Hand Therapy

APFSHT Ottawa ON Canada D

Asia Pacific Federation of Aerospace Medicine Associations

APFAMA Beijing China J

Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network

APFAN 1989 F

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

APF 1996 Sydney NSW Australia F

Asia Pacific Hernia Society

APHS 2004 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network

APHN 2001 Singapore Singapore F

Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance

APLMA 2013 Singapore Singapore D g

Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV/AIDS and Development

APLF 2002 Bangkok Thailand F