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

Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization

APOSHO Mulgrave VIC Australia D

Asia Pacific Occupational Therapists Regional Group

APOTRG 2006 Taipei Taiwan D

Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society

APPES 1999 D

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association

APPA 1974 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society

APPCS 2006 D

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities

APPA 1992 Victoria BC Canada D

Asia Pacific Protein Association

APPA Osaka Japan D

Asia Pacific Responsible Care Organization

APRO Seoul Korea Rep J

Asia Pacific Society for Healthcare Quality

APSHQ Pokfulam Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine

APSSM 1987 Bangkok Thailand D v

Asia Pacific Society for the Study of the Aging Male

APSSAM 2001 Subang Jaya Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Spine Society

APSS 1979 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Stroke Organization

APSO Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia Pacific Travel Health Society

APTHS 1996 Tel Aviv Israel D

Asia Pacific Wrist Association

APWA 2015 Shatin Hong Kong D

Asia Partnership Conference of Pharmaceutical Associations

APAC 2012 Tokyo Japan J c

Asia Remote Health Committee


Asia Reproductive Biotechnology Society

ARBS 2004 D

Asia Safe Abortion Partnership

ASAP 2008 Mumbai India E

Asia Society of Hip Arthroscopy & Preservation

ASHA Daejeon Korea Rep J

Asia Water Council

AWC 2016 Daejeon Korea Rep D y

Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

AFOMP 2000 D

Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health

APACPH 1984 Perth WA Australia D

Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza

APACI 2002 Melbourne VIC Australia E

Asia-Pacific Association of Psychotherapists

APAP 1996 Woollahra NSW Australia E v

Asia-Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations

APCASO 1990 Bangkok Thailand E

Asia-Pacific Disability Forum

APDF 2003 F

Asia-Pacific Early Mobilization Network

Tokyo Japan J

Asia-Pacific Gene Therapy Consortium

APGTC 2015 Osaka Japan J

Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society

APKASS 1987 Shatin Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association

APMLA 2012 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia-Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society

APMBSS 2004 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network


Asia-Pacific Network for Food and Nutrition

ANFN 1988 F g

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

APN 1996 Kobe Japan F g

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g

Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

APN+ 1994 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia-Pacific Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics Organisation

APNNO 2014 Adelaide SA Australia D

Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Association

APPLE 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood

ARNEC 2008 Singapore Singapore E

Asia-Pacific Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease


Asia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection

APSCMI 1986 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Society of Ocular Oncology and Pathology


Asia-Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition

APSWC 2006 Singapore Singapore D

Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society

APSPOS 2008 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

AADV Seremban Malaysia J

Asian Academy of Family Therapy

AAFT Hong Kong Hong Kong J

Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry

AAPD Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong D v

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope NSW Australia G

Asian Allelopathy Society

AAS 2009 Guangzhou China D v