Organisations

Comite de Coordination des Actions des ONG (CCA-ONG)

Mali

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BPE 3216
Bamako

Its objectives are to contribute to the socio-economic development of Mali through the coordination of NGO activities; to increase the capacity of NGO members: to create a favourable environment of NGO activities; to develop relations between NGOs and other partners working for development; and encourage local developmnet initiatives. The resource centre is open to the public

Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA)

Tanzania

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P O Box 8981
Dar es Salaam

Visited Oct 94
Aims to use the media to sensitise society on gender issues, to advocate and lobby for policy and legal changes which promote human rights of women and children, and ultimately to break free of gender violence. The resource centre is not open to the public

Family Health International (FHI)

Kenya

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PO Box 38835
Nairobi

Works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through bio-meical and social science research, innovative health service delivery interventions, and training and information programmes. It works in partnership with universities, ministries of health and NGOs, conducting on-going projects in the USA and more than 40 developing countries. The resource centre is open to the public

Institute of Cultural Affairs- Middle East and North Africa (ICA-MENA)

Egypt

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P O Box 23
Maadi
Cairo

ICA's mission as a development organisation is to improve the quality of life of community groups through the mobilisation of their potential in order to build a dynamic society that is aware of its assets and opportunities and capable of interacting with and affecting change. Their resource centre is open to the public

Health for All Bureau

Iraq

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PO Box 18110
Jamilah
Baghdad

The organisation promotes health education, primary health care, the prevention of visual impairment and the control of diabetes. It also produces and provides literature and books for research support and participates in health surveys. Their library is open to the public

Joint Library of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital [formerly the International Resource Centre at the International Centre for Eye Health]

UK

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
London WC1E 7HT

The Joint Library is committed to strengthening eye health education in developing countries through the provision of appropriate educational resources and information. It holds information and material on the prevention of blindness and related subjects for developing countries e.g. environmental health, epidemiology, health planning, and health education. Country files and teaching materials are also available. Members of the public are welcome to visit the library for a charge of £6.00. The library is open on Monday and Friday, 9am - 5pm; and Tuesday to Thursday, 9am - 6pm

Research Policy Institute|University of Lund

Sweden

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Scheelevagen 15
SE-223 63 Lund

Researches science and technology policy and on innovation processes. Specific areas of interest are biomedical innovation systems; regional clusters; transformation of the research and development system; internationalisation of research and development; and intellectual capital and knowledge management. The resource centre is open to the public

Dulas Ltd

UK

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Unit 1
Dfyi Eco Park
Machynlleth
Powys SY20 8AX
Wales

Dulas aims to work throughout the world to support communities by supplying solar powered equipment, including vaccine refrigerators, blood banks and remote power supplies. The library is not open to the public

Women's Health

UK

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52 Featherstone St
London EC1Y 8RT

Womens Health aims to be the nationally recognised, independent organisation providing health information to enable women to make their own informed decisions about their health. The Women's Health resource cente is open to the public

The Manoff Group

USA

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2001 S Street, NW
Washington DC 20009

The Manoff Group specialises in behaviour-centred programming for health, nutrition, family planning and environmental programs. It works all over the world to develop integrated programs that bring about positive behaviour change. The Manoff Group designs and uses qualitative research to identify appropriate interventions - including media, materials and programs - that affect both the healthcare network and community environment for the benefit of the client. The resource centre is not open to the public

Wellstart International

USA

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4062 First Avenue
San Diego
CA 92103-2045

Wellstart's mission is to advance the knowledge, skills and ability of health care providers regarding the promotion, protection and support of optimal infant and maternal health and nutrition from conception through to the completion of weaning. This mission is pursued through a number of objectives: the integration of basic knowledge and skills needed to fulfil the mission; the improvement of the knowledge and skills of currently practising health care providers through the provision of postgraduate (continuous) training opportunities; and the development of faculty leadership for preservice postgraduate education regarding the optimal maternal and infant health and nutrition. Wellstart is a WHO collaborating center on promoting and protecting breastfeeding, with particular emphasis on lactation management education. The resource centre is not open to the public

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