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

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

AIDS Foundation of South Africa

South Africa

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PO Box 50582
Musgrave

A non-profit and non-governmental organisation which raises funds for various projects and community-based organisations in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mdumalanga, and the Free State. In addition it provides workshops covering training in various subjects such as capacity building, skills building, basic book-keeping and administration skills. It visits these projects at least four times a year in order to monitor their progress

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

Wits Tintswalo Community Rehabilitation Research and Education Programme (CORRE)

South Africa

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P O Box 558
Acornhoek 1360

CORRE's mission is to develop and run a training programme for community rehabilitation workers together with people with disabilities and rehabilitation professionals; to promote the concept and implementation of CBR by influencing policy and attitudes at all levels of social and political organisation; and to provide rigorously researched evidence of CBR effectiveness and models of implementation. The Resource centre is not open to the public

National AIDS Programme

Zambia

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PO Box 30205
Ministry of Health
Ndeke House, Lusaka

The Ministry of Health aims to provide equity of access to cost effective quality health care, as close to the family as possible. We coordinate and liaise with Ministries of Education, and Community Development and Social Services (CDSS), and also work with NGOs and international organisations involved in the delivery health services

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

Benevolence Society for the Deaf (BSD)

Palestine

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PO Box 1027
West Bank

The society offers training courses to the deaf according to their individual abilities. It raises the awareness of the public to this group in order to treat them as ordinary people. The society offers sign language courses to the newly deaf and to their carers

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

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