Management Sciences for Health (MSH)|The Manager's Electronic Resource Centre


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784 Memorial Drive
Massachusetts 02139-4613

MSH, a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.  Founded in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)


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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

Association of Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA)


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BP 5270 Dakar-Fann

AHILA is a professional association founded in 1984 with now 46 country members and many partners and collaborators worldwide. It aims to improve the provision of up-to-date and relevant information to health and medical workers in Africa; encourage the professional development of librarianship; promote the development of resource-sharing and exchange of experiences and information among African health information professionals; and promote the development, standardisation, and exchange of national databases of medical and health literature produced in the African countries in the form of an African Index Medicus

Baby Milk Action (BMA)


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23 St Andrew's St
Cambridge CB1 3AX

BMA aims to save infant lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate marketing policies and practices of the baby feeding industry and by ensuring that mothers and infants worldwide are effectively represented wherever decisions affecting infant feeding are made

Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS)


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9 Elmdale Road
Bristol BS8 1SL

MIDIRS aims to be the central source of information relating to childbirth. It disseminates this information to midwives and others, both nationally and internationally thereby assisting them in improving maternity care
MIDIRS disseminates information relating to childbirth to its members through Midwifery Digest and its Enquiry Service. Information is drawn from a database of over 83,000 articles, with about 500 new references being added each month. The database can be searched through MIDIRS website if you are a member. Membership costs £11.25/quarter (students), £14.25/quarter (UK-based individuals), £16.50/quarter (European-based individuals), and £18.25/quarter (for individuals from the rest of the world)

Mothers Welfare Group (MWG)


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PO Box 5043

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

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)


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Third Cross Street
Taraman Institutional Area
Chennai 600 113

MSSRF is doing research in five areas, coastal systems; biodiversity and biotechnology; ecotechnology and sustainable agriculture; reaching the unreached; and education, communication, training and capacity building. The flagship project of the Informatics Group is the Information Village Research Project, which has now transferred to the National Virtual Academy for Food Security and Rural Prosperity. Apart from the headquarters at Chennai, the MSSRF has many field centres in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. MSSRF works with underpriveleged groups including dalits and tribal populations.

Bellanet International Secretariat


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c/o IDRC
PO Box 8500
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9

Bellanet helps the international community to work together more effectively, especially through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Bellanet works to help development partners in the South and in the North improve their use of knowledge adn ICTs to achieve their goals. Through this work they aim to contribute to better-informed policies, a more coordinated approach to development, and ultimately, measurably greater impact. The programme focuses on building institutional and individual collaboration skills, and maximizing the potential of ICTs to support collaborative work.

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)


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International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
Rue de l'Industrie 10
B-1000 Brussels

"The International Disability and Development Consortium is a global consortium of 28 disability and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), mainstream development NGOs and disabled people's organisations (DPOs) supporting disability and development work in more than 100 countries around the world.

The aim of IDDC is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by all persons with disabilities living in economically poor communities in lower and middle-income countries."

INASP-Health (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications-Health)


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58 St Aldates
Oxford OX1 1ST

INASP-Health is a cooperative network of more than 1000 organizations and individuals worldwide, working together to improve access to relevant, reliable information for health professionals in developing and emerging countries. Participation in the network is free of charge and without obligation. INASP-Health provides a number of services to support the health information development community worldwide. The Health Information Forum (HIF) is a series of thematic workshops, providing a neutral forum for discussion, debate, and sharing of ideas and experience among providers and users of health information. INASP-Health Advisory and Liaison Service provides and maintains an extensive database of the activities of network participants, facilitating collaboration, liaison, and sharing of experience and expertise. HIF-net at WHO is the email discussion list dedicated to issues of health information access in resource-poor settings. Through its capacity-building programme, INASP-Health facilitates strategic and practical workshops within developing countries, in response to requests received. INASP-Health is currently working with colleagues in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to explore the development of 'HIF' groups at regional and national level. INASP-Health seeks to support the work of its end user stakeholders (researchers, scientists, educators and development practitioners), through its partnerships with enabling stakeholders such as information and communication managers and organisations, and enabling institutions and bodies (research, scientific, educational, policy and development organisations and networks).

Pacos Trust


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PO Box 511
89507 Penampang

The PACOS trust is a community-based organisation based in Sabah in Malaysia. It aims to improve the quality of life of the indigenous communities in the region through strengthening community organisations, strengthening indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management, and improving early childhood care and development. The trust runs a variety of programmes, one being on community early childhood care and development. They run yearly training sessions for indigenous pre-school teachers on how to run a community pre-school. This programme also constantly re-evaluates the indigenous learning curriculum so that it is appropriate to the needs of the community

USER (Ukrainian public organization of disabled users of psychiatric care - Crimean Republic cell)


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Poshtova Str. Constitution House 5a, of.26
ind. 97403

This is the Crimean Republican cell of the all-Ukrainian public organisation of disabled users of psychiatric care "USER". The branch was created in 2008 with the objective of promoting and protecting the rights and interests of users and survivors of mental health services in Crimea, a marginalised sector of the disability community. Their work includes advocacy efforts to strengthen the voice of persons with disabilities and to raise awareness about rights within the disability community, among government officials, and with the general population. It also includes provision of free legal services for members of the disability community, representing them in the court system and in their dealings with authorities

The Disability Monitor Initiative SEE


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Center for Society Orientation - COD

Arsenija Čarnojevića 17/5
11070 Novi Beograd, Republika Srbija

The Disability Monitor Initiative (DMI) for South East Europe is an advocacy initiative to gather and disseminate information on relevant disability topics and push for equal opportunities and inclusive participation. The DMI is primarily based on field research consulting with people with disabilities, service providers, members of civil society, government officials and local authorities. The objectives of the DMI are to build up knowledge on the situation of people with disabilities, examine best practices in terms of social innovation happening on the grass-roots level as well as to inform about policy reforms on the national and international levels. The aim is that the DMI will serve as a tool for reporting on critical issues affecting people with disabilities in an effort to support the empowerment of relevant stakeholders with information.