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 Water Council

AWC 2016 Daejeon D y

Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics

AFOMP 2000 Dhaka 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 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 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 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 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 D v

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope NSW Australia G

Asian Allelopathy Society

AAS 2009 Guangzhou China D v

Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology

AOAN 1961 Delhi India D

Asian and Oceanian Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Seoul Korea Rep S c

Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Association

AOEA 1998 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asian and Oceanian Myology Centre

AOMC 2001 Parkville VIC Australia D

Asian and Oceanian Society of Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology

AOSNHNR 1994 Fukuoka Japan D

Asian and Oceanic Society for Pediatric Radiology

AOSPR 2000 D

Asian and Oceanic Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

AOSRA-PM 1989 Coimbatore India D

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

1987 San Francisco CA USA N

Asian and Pacific Parkinsons Association

APPA 1997 Delhi India E

Asian Association of Clinical Anatomists

AsACA 2012 J

Asian Association of Occupational and Environmental Health

AAOEH 1964 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons

AAPS 1972 Singapore Singapore D v

Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy

AASP 2001 Mysore India D

Asian Association of UTI and STI

AAUS 2003 Kitakyushu Japan D

Asian Association of Women's Studies

AAWS 2007 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Australasian Federation of Pain Societies

AAFPS 2011 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Blind Union

Beirut Lebanon D

Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation

ABBF 1959 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Breast Diseases Association

ABDA 2002 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Cellular Therapy Organization

ACTO Tokyo Japan D

Asian Center for Population and Community Development

ACPD 1978 Bangkok Thailand G