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100 Church Road
TW11 8QE

Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency with more than 40 years' experience. We work with partners and the local church across the world to tackle the complex challenges of poverty. Tearfund is recognised as a leader in its work, integrating community development, disaster response and recovery, disaster risk reduction and advocacy.  Tearfund works in more than 50 countries worldwide, in partnership with communities, churches and local organisations to overcome poverty and injustice. 

Malawi Union of the Blind


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PO Box 597

Malawi Union of Blind is using a small grant from Voluntary Service Oversea's Regional AIDS Initiative of Southern Africa (RAISA) to raise the awareness of young blind students and the people around them about HIV/AIDS and change their behaviour. Using the grant, the Union is training blind students and distributing Braille HIV/AIDS information, education and communication material to the blind

Medical Missionaries of Mary


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Communications Department
Rosemount Terrace
County Dublin

The Medical Missionaries of Mary organisation was established in 1937 and currently works in 12 countries in Africa and South America. The organisation is composed of 400 women of different nationalities, who live in small multicultural religious communities. The organisation places great emphasis on community based healthcare, but also establishes hospitals and health centres. Safe motherhood and care of young infants is of a primary concern. The organisation is also involved in mental health, control of leprosy and HIV & AIDS. HIV & AIDS programmes involve counselling, testing, peer-to-peer education, advocacy, orphan support and guardian programmes.

Uganda Youths anti Aids Network (UYAAN)


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PO Box 11566

The organisation carries out general nation wide sensitisation of youth about HIV and AIDS prevention. It also seeks to promote positive attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS and their families in order to minimise the social ills caused by HIV/AIDS. It organises national and international seminars and conferences in order to share and learn. The organisation also provides moral and material support to youths orphaned by HIV/AIDS, while building and supporting community-based efforts.

Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa

South Africa

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School of Religion and Theology
New Arts Building University of KwaZulu-Natal
Golf Road

In Zulu sinomlando means: "we have a history". The Sinomlando Project started at the School of Theology, University of Natal, in 1994 and used the oral testimonies of indigenous people to develop an all-inclusive history of African christianity. Gradually, the scope of the project has broadened, to include other areas, applying the methodology to those sectors of society that need to recover their ‘silenced memory’. Currently Sinomlando is involved in research and training in areas such as HIV/AIDS, gender and family history. The Memory Box Project, which is one of the main components of Sinomlando, is an attempt to address, through the methodology of oral history, the psycho-social needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS

Together Against AIDS Positive Association (TAAPA)


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P.O. Box 27066

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)

Family Health Trust (FHT)


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PO Box E243

FHT contributes to NGOs' response to the impact of HIV and AIDS in Zambia and is involved in projects to promote anti-AIDS clubs and other activities for young people, a drop-in information service, care and support for orphans and home-based care .



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BP 3370
54 Rue Carnot

The ENDA Centre is involved in a variety of different projects including; animal traction for water pumping, the use of animal and vegetable waste and oil presses. Runs an AIDS/HIV enquiry service for francophone Africa and is a key networking point for ICASO in West Africa.

The Story Workshop


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Private Bag 266

The Story Workshop Educational Trust is a non-profit educational media group creating entertainment for social change in Malawi. A team of artists and scholars use a mix of advocacy and social mobilisation techniques to further human rights, gender equity, food security, HIV/AIDS education, conservation, literacy and economic development. Activities include radio soap operas, radio magazines, music, village drama and other forms of popular entertainment. See for a summary of a radio soap that they produce.

The Centre for Development & Population Activities (CEDPA)


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1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

CEDPA is now part of Plan International.  Its approach is to work hand- in -hand with women leaders, local partners and national and international organisations to give women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.

CEDPA's programs:

  • increase educational opportunities for girls and youth;
  • ensure access to lifesaving reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information and services; and
  • strengthen women’s ability to become leaders in their communities and nations

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)


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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

Southern African AIDS Training Programme (SAT)


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SAT Regional Office
PO Box 390 Kopje

The Southern African AIDS Training Programme (SAT) is a regional collaboration that supports community responses to HIV and AIDS through in-depth partnerships and wider networking, skills exchange and lesson sharing throughout the region. SAT funding and skills building activities support partners in a wide range of relevant activities - HIV prevention, HIV and AIDS care and support, impact mitigation, networking and information exchange, HIV-related advocacy on gender and human/child rights. SAT partners are operating at community, national and regional levels The SAT Programme is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). SAT is managed from the regional office located in Harare, Zimbabwe

AfriAfya (African Network for Health Knowledge Management and Communication)


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AMREF Building
PO Box 27576-00506

AfriAfya, African Network for Health Knowledge Management and Communication, is exploring use of modern information and communication technologies for community health among rural poor. AfriAfya collects, sorts and disseminates information to local change agents trained to combine modern and traditional means of spreading information ‘beyond the computer’ to their communities for social transformation. AfriAfya sees communication as a two-way process. It has demonstrated methods of applying ICTs, operated by simply educated community members, to yield health and other benefits. Improved facility performance, discussions within communities of sensitive HIV/AIDS issues, increased requests for voluntary counselling and testing, and condom uptake indicate effect. The change agents have described their involvement in AfriAfya as having changed their lives, and made it easier for them to serve their communities. The system used by AfriAfya can be applied for other types of development information