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Training Organisation for Research and Counselling in Health (TORCH)

India

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45, Friends Colony East, Plot No 2
New Delhi - 110 065

TORCH is committed to reducerisk-taking behaviour and prevent the transmission of and infection with HIV in vulnerable groups through the process of informaion giving, training of peer educators, networking, advocacy and programme development. TORCH runs the NACO AIDS hotline for the Delhi region. It is also working with street children to reduce HIV risk-taking behaviour, with the support of CAPS and UCSF. It also provides a counselling service. Their resource centre is not open to the public

Al-Falah Bangladesh

Bangladesh

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11/20 Iqbal Road
Mohammed Pur
Dhakar

Al-Falah works for the social and economic development of the urban poor particularly the refugee community. Its main objectives are to provide health services and education to reduce the risk of disease and economic depression; to strengthen co-ordination through networking; and to develop the capacity of the organisation

Rural Outreach

Thailand

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PO Box 97
Udon Thani 41000

The Rural Outreach provides education about HIV/AIDS and sexual/reproductive health for rural housewives, youth and parents. Aims to improve understanding of relationships within the family, how to prevent HIV/AIDS and how to protect oneself from contracting HIV

Action Research and Training for Health (ARTH)

India

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39 Fateipura
Udaipur 313004

ARTH's goal is to contribute to the improvement of health status among underpriveleged communities in India. It achieves this by carrying out operations research for enhancing access and quality of health care, applying research findings to health policies and programmes, training health providers and managers, providing reproductive and child health services and supporting efforts to improve women's social, educational and economic status. The resource centre is not open to the public

Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP)

Bangladesh

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P O; CRP-Chapain
Savar, Dhaka 1343

The objectives of CRP are to improve the quality of life of PWDs in Bangladesh and ensure their equal opportunities; to provide treatment and rehabilitation focusing on physical, emotional, social, psychological an economic aspects; to promote the development of skilled personnel in health care and rehabilitation in the Bangladesh; to raise awareness about disability issues locally and nationally; to organise and promote programmes for the prevention of disability; and to promote community-based rehabilitation programmes for increased coverage and social integration of disabled people in collaboration with other organisations. Their resource centre is not open to the public

Community Based Rehabilitation Development and Training Centre (CBRDTC)

Indonesia

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CBR Centre
LU Adisucipto KM7, Colomadu
Surakarta 57176

CBR is involved in efforts to change community behaviour (attitudes, knowledge and skills ), including that of people with disabilities, to enable the community to participate effectively in programmes concerning disability issues and the improvement of the quality of life of PWDs. The resource centre is open to the public

Friends of the Breathless Foundation

India

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6 Ankita
Aptt SNO260/2/16
Aunah, Pune 411007

Works in the fields of asthma, TB, occupational health, HIV/AIDS and disaster medicine. Focusses on advocacy, patient education, information dissemination promotion of networking materials production, distribution, adaptation and translation

Alternative for India Development (AID)

India

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No. 1 VGN Nagar,
Iyyappan Thangal
Chennai 600 056

This organisation aims to empower poor people to deal with their problems by themselves; to provide training, information and resource support for the strengthening of grassroots organisations; to promote education and health for all; and to enhance livelihoods. Their resource centre is open to the public

Talikala, Inc

Philippines

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PO Box 80210
Davao City

Talikala's goal is to improve the quality of life of women prostitutes and survivors of prostitution. Its objectives are to improve the reproductive health of sex workers; to work towards gender justice in society; to enhance sex workers' opportunities for self-sufficiency; and to create and provide support systems for sex workers

Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)

Malaysia

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PO Box 10687
50722 Kuala Lumpur

The aims and objectives of MAB are to help visually impaired persons to overcome their visual problems; to prepare them for a vocation; to secure gainful employment and to be independent; to upgrade their quality of life and provide opportunities for full integration; to inform and create public awareness of the needs and capabilities of persons with visual impairment; and to help prevent blindness. The resource centre is open to public

Philippines NGO Support Program (PHANSuP)

Philippines

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Mezzanine Brickville Condominium
28 N. Domingo Street
New Manila
1112 Quezon City

Aims to limit the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS in order to enhance the quality of life of indivivduals, families and communities by mobilising and actively building the capacity of NGOs and comunity-based organisations to develop, implement and improve their reprodctive health programmes. PHANSuP provides comprehensive support including financial, organisational and technical support to NGOs, and CBOs, local units of professional associations to build their capacity to carry out effective sustainable responses to reproductive and sexual health and HIV/AIDS. The resource centre will open in June 2002

College of Occupational Therapists

UK

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106-114 Borough High Street
Southwark SE1 1LB

Aims to provide a clear identity for all its members through the provision of the highest standard of expert, professional opinion and advice, informed by research, scholarship, innovation and the promotion of excellence in practice. The College is concerned with the achievement of healthy outcomes through occupation. The resource centre is not open to the public

Information and Research Centre at the King Hussein Foundation (IRC)

Jordan

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PO BOX 941096
11194 Amman

IRCs mission is to inform the positive development of policies and programmes affecting the human development of Jordanians through their different life-cycles as children, teenagers, youth, adults and elderly. Their main objectives are to become a focal point for the data and information needed to form a comprehensive profile on human development in Jordan and to achieve accreditation for producing high quality policy research. It is affiliated with Chapin Hall Centre for Child Research at the University of Chicago, USA. The resource centre is open to the public

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