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

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

Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association

APACMed 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Menopause Federation

APMF Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference


Asia Pacific Neural Network Society

APNNS 1993 Tokyo Japan D

Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society

APNETS 2012 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

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 Kathmandu Nepal 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 for Medical Virology

APSMV 1982 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection

APSCMI 1986 Singapore Singapore D