Organisations

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

Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital

Zimbabwe

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PO Box 17
Chinhoyi

Provision of quality, affordable and accessible health services which are user friendly through a primary health care approach. The resource centre is not open to the public. There are 450 beds in the hospital

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)

Uganda

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PO Box 10443
Kampala

TASO aims to contribute to the reduction of HIV incidence and promote the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda..Its objectives are to offer counselling to PLAs and their families; to train counsellors for TASO and other organisations; to build and supprot community-based efforts to respond ot the HIV epidemic; to complement government medical services in the treatment of opportunistic infections; to minimise illnesses associated HIV infection; and to promote positive attitudes toards PLAs. Their resource centre is 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

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

Stichting Van Tiel tot Tropen (TTT)

Netherlands

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Post box 443
4000AK Tiel

Provides funds and know-how to aid in self sufficiency. It does not encourage coming to industrialised countries for education or training, and therefore provides the means to participate in regional training programmes in Africa itself. Besides health education for the general public, their aim is to reach local health workers

Communicacion Andina

Peru

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Casilla Postal 700
Mariscal Gamarra 13-B (Primera Etapa)
Cuzco

This is a small non-profit organisation composed of educators, health personnel and environmentalists. It carries out community-based development projects addressed at indigenous communities in the rural and peri-urban areas of the Inka region of Peru, specifically addressed at women, children and adolescents. It supports such projects with IEC stratgies. It works for development in order to improve the quality of life of indigenous people

Corporación Chilena de Prevención del SIDA (CChPS)

Chile

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Casilla 49
Correo 22 ST60
Santiago

CChPS os a community based institution that seeks to reduce the transmission of HIV, the development of AIDS in people living with the virus, and the negative impacts of the epidemic (such as social discrimination) especially among homosexual men in Santiago and other regios of Chile, through the mobilisation of the communities involved. The resource centre is open to the public

Associacao de Acao Solidaria (ASAS)

Brazil

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Rua Democrito de Souza Filho, 241
Madalena
Recife
PE 50610-120

ASAS is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation formed of christians, which aims to provide support for PLAs, their families and friends. ASAS targets people from low income backgrounds in particular and fights for their rights as citizens and against discrimination and prejudice. ASAS also works in the area of prevention of STIs/HIV/AIDS. The resource centre is open to the public

Economic Rural Development Society (ERDS)

India

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6 Kiron Sankar Roy Road
Ground Floor, Room 3,
Calcutta 700 001

ERDS aims at the process of change particularly for the weaker sections of the population. It also aims to bring about an integrated and comprehensive socio-economic development, as well as to enhance its awareness among the rural people. The developmental activities being implemented by ERDS include sustainable agriculture, women and child development, education for all children, and elevation of the status of elderly people in society. Their resource centre is open to the public

National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research

India

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Olatpur
Post-Bairoi
Dist-Cuttack
Orissa 754 010

The ojectives are to undertake, sponsor or co-ordinate the training for rehabilitation personnel; to conduct, sponsor , co-ordinate or subsidise research on biomedical engineering, surgical or medical procedures for orthopedically handicapped; to promote, distribute, subsidise the manufacture of prototype designed aid appliances; to develop models of service delivery programmes for rehabilitation; to undertake vocational training, placement and rehabilitation of the physically handicapped; to document and disseminate information on disability and rehabilitation in India and abroad; and to undertake any other action in the area of rehabilitation. The resource centre is open to the public

Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu (SPASTN)

India

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Opp. T.T.T.I., Taramani Road
Chennai 600 113
Tamil Nadu

SPASTN has disabled members of staff and management. SPASTN's technical support consists of a multidisciplinary team of a special educator, physiotherapist and a speech therapist who extend their services to other NGOs and screening camps for assessment and intervention. One year postgraduate and undergrad uate courses, as well as short courses are offered to government workers. Tailor made courses are offered to other NGOs. SPASTN activities include the production of paper-based special furnitur e; the distribution of prosthetic and orthotic devices, special seating, jams, jellies, sauces, candles, shirts, leather goods; hospital based newborn screening. The organisation has a resource centre and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone. The resource centre is not open to the public

Jagori

India

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C-54 Top Floor South Extension II
New Delhi 110 049

Jagori is an oganisation working with the women's movement in India. They have taken up many of the issues the women's movement raised and intorduced issues for it to absorb. Jagori undertakes a variety of activities including offering training courses, organising campaigns, producing materials and runnind a resource and documentation centre. The centre is open to the public

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