Organisations

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

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

Women's Health

UK

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52 Featherstone St
London EC1Y 8RT

Womens Health aims to be the nationally recognised, independent organisation providing health information to enable women to make their own informed decisions about their health. The Women's Health resource cente is open to the public

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC)

Tanzania

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PO Box 977
Ocean Road No 22
Dar es Salaam

This is an autonomous institution under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health. It has the mandate of initiating and coordinating nutrition interventions, as well as carrying out research and advising the government and related institutions on all matters concerning food and nutrition. Resource Centre open to the public

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

Uganda

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PO Box 4127
Kampala

UPMB aim: To build a self-sustaining organisation which can offer support services to member's health units and empower them to provide quality care to the communities in Uganda. UPMBs objectives are to provide a coordination, technical and logistical forum and to build human resource capacities in PHC/CBHC among member units; To network with agencies in areas of mutual interest related to health; To play an advocacy and lobbying role to policy makers, donors on behalf of the affiliated units; To liaise between government affliliated units and donors

Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi

Kenya

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PO Box 30195
Nairobi

Aims: To promote facilities for college education for national health manpower requirements. To provide consultancy services on health and related areas. To develop health trainers who can effectively teach, conduct operational research, develop relevant and usable health learning materials and manage health training institutions. To play an effective role in the development and expansion of opportunities to continiue with education

Commonwealth Nurses Federation

UK

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c/o Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish House
London W1G 0RN

CNF aims to develop Commonwealth nursing networks; to collaborate with a range of bodies; to assist national nurses'associations to improve nursing standards and competencies; to assist nurses to develop leadership roles; and to influence the development of health policies in commonwealth countries

Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD)

UK

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Mortimer Market
Capper Street
London WC1E 6AU

A world-renowned centre of excellence dedicated to prevention treatment, training and research into tropical and travel related diseases, and employs some of the only specialist consultants in tropical diseases available through the National Health Service. The resource centre is not open to the public

Library at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

UK

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Keppel Street
London WC1E 7HT
UK

The library has a comprehensive collection of books, journals and reports in the field of international public health and tropical medicine. It holds 900 current journals, and receives publications from the World Health Organization and other international bodies. It also has a number of networked databases, catalogues and electronic journals available across LSHTM and via terminals within the library. The library also has a number of archive collections relating to the history of public health and tropical medicine. The library now holds the extensive information collection of the Public Health Nutrition Unit. The catalogue can be searched via the library's website. The library is open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 8.25pm, and on Saturday (by appointment), 9am - 12.30pm

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