Organisations

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

Nigeria

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PO Box 30259, Secretariat
Ibadan, Oyo State

ARFH's vision is to ensure the improved reproductive health status of individuals in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Its mission is to initiate, promote, and implemetn quality community based reroductive health programmes that meet the needs of men, women and youth through training, technical assistance and programme support to individuals ans organisations in Nigeria and eleswhere in Africa. The ARFH resource centre is open to the public

Central Board of Health (CBOH)

Zambia

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PO Box 32588
Lusaka

Provides comprehensive health policy guidelines and strategies for effective health care delivery at all levels as well as the monitoring and evaluation of health programmes. CBoH has a resource centre that is open to the public. It has a countrywide network of hospitals and clinics.

Boston Women's Health Book Collective (BWHBC)

USA

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PO Box 192
Somerville
MA 02144

The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (BWHBC), best known for 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' and 'Nuestros Cuerpos', 'Nuestras Vidas', empowers women with information about health, sexuality and reproduction. We work in and for the public interest, promote equality between women and men, and build bridges among social justice movements

PRAYAS

India

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Amrita Clinic, Athawale Corner
Deccan Gymkhana, Near Sambhaji Bridge
Pune 411004, Maharashtra State

Prayas is concerned with applying its professional knowledge and skills to understand the issues afflicting society, especially concerning HIV/AIDS, energy, learing and parenthood. Its activities - research, policy analysis, information dissemination, public interest advocacy, skill development and provision of counselling - are geared to the objective of equipping the afflicted and facilitating people's own action. Prayas have a resource centre that is open to the public

Uganda National Association of the Deaf

Uganda

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Plot 1601/2 - Kiwanga Estate,
Namanve - Mukono,
P.O. Box 7339,
Kampala - Uganda

Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) is a non government and voluntary organisation bringing together all categories of Deaf persons in Uganda including those with multiple disabilities like Deaf-Blind persons.  It is a national umbrella organization for all grass root associations of Deaf persons in Uganda.

In 2003 the Uganda National Association of the Deaf received funding from the World Bank for an HIV awareness project for the deaf in Uganda. The project is being run in collaboration with the Disabled Women's Resource Network and Action on Disability and Development

Morning Bird Social Welfare Organization (MBSWO)

Bangladesh

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Subid Bazar
Reaz Mansion
Sylhet 3100

MBSWO is a multi-purpose, a-political and not for profit welfare organisation. It aims to reach the poorest of the poor: women, chilren, unemployed youths, the homeless and the disabled. Programmes include formal & informal education, drugs awareness and prevention, treatment & prevention of TB, measles, MUMPS, and Hepatitis B and C. The health programmes are school and community based. In addition, the organisation runs a mental health and addiction hospital alongside a disabled beggar employment project.

Together Against AIDS Positive Association (TAAPA)

Uganda

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P.O. Box 27066
Kampala

This is a local organisation, founded and run by PLWHA and working in the Wakiso District. Its activities include mobilization and sensitization of PLWHA, providing positive-living skills to PLWHA, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, training for the general community, providing skills to create and manage income-generating activities, support for primary school orphans and vulnerable children (school fees and scholastic materials), education on nutrition and palliative care, training community on “memory projects” and paralegal issues (rights and obligations)

International Nursing Services Ass, India (INSA/INDIA)

India

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5/1 Benson Cross Road Benson Town, Bangalore Karnataka 560046

The organisation trains trainers to establish need based health development and AIDS prevention projects in remote areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The training programmes conducted offer follow-up services to each trainee in their place of work and establishes a long term relationship with the trainee. The training programme deals with all aspects of health.

NWWC Health Education Centre

India

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Vahithabhavan Arriyancode
Ottasekharamangalam PO
Pin 695125, TVPM, Kerala

PADS work towards world peace and disarmament through poverty eradication, health, development and information gathering and sharing including networking. Resource centre open to the public

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)

Kenya

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PO Box 69866
00400 Nairobi

The Consortium was established in 1990 with the goal of strengthening the HIV/AIDS prevention and care initiatives of its members. Consortium members meet regularly to exchange information on activities, share resources and materials, encourage good working relationships with government bodies and promote activities at a village level. KANCO exists to provide and promote leadership, solidarity and collaboration among members for collective action towards effective responses to HIV/AIDS. Its objectives are to establish a networking system among NGOs, religious organizations, the private sector, government, local and international organizations; to make available factual information and IEC materials on STIs and HIV/AIDS; to provide a forum for sharing experiences, resources and promoting collaborative effort; to build capacity among members to provide quality services in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; to complement government efforts in the control of HIV/AIDS in the spirit of partnership; and contribute towards the review and articulation of relevant policies. KANCO members are supported by a resource centre that aims to collect and disseminate practical, locally relevant information on HIV and AIDS

Mothers Welfare Group (MWG)

Nigeria

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PO Box 5043
Kaduna

Mothers Welfare Group works with the community in all areas of rural development, including education, health, water and sanitation, agriculture, agroforestry and women's empowerment. It supports an integrated rural development project and an HIV/AIDS project in northern Nigeria. These projects involve the development of learning/health centres in five catchment areas, child-to-child, a water programme, health awareness outreach, sustainable agriculture emphasizing income generating activities for women, and women's empowerment. It supports 30 community schools and runs 12 health posts and three in-patient clinics. The resource centre is open for PLWAs, HIV/AIDS orphans and training for healthworkers on the prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS

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