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

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

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

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

International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP)

Switzerland

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International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations
Avenue de France, 23
1202 Geneva
Switzerland

ILEP members support medical, scientific, social and humanitarian activities throughout the world to cure and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy and to prevent and eventually eradicate the disease. Almost half of all new leprosy cases detected each year are found in members' programmes. Between them ILEP members contribute an annual budget of $US60 million to anti-leprosy work, funding more than a thousand projects in 97 countries

South India AIDS Action Programme (SIAAP)

India

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4 First Street
Kamaraj Avenue
Adyar
Chennai 600 020

SIAAP's aim is to help communities affected by HIV/AIDS to cope with the epidemic. Its objectives are to assist the development of community organisations as a complement to the NGO sector; improve the quality of service delivery through development and implementation of specific services; to influence policy towards better practice in HIV; to strengthen the community networks of people affected by HIV/AIDS; and to develop a centre of professional trainers for HIV in the region. The resource centre is open to the public

Community Based Rehabilitation Development and Training Centre (CBRDTC)

Indonesia

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CBR Centre
LU Adisucipto KM7, Colomadu
Surakarta 57176

CBR is involved in efforts to change community behaviour (attitudes, knowledge and skills ), including that of people with disabilities, to enable the community to participate effectively in programmes concerning disability issues and the improvement of the quality of life of PWDs. The resource centre is open to the public

Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)

Malaysia

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PO Box 10687
50722 Kuala Lumpur

The aims and objectives of MAB are to help visually impaired persons to overcome their visual problems; to prepare them for a vocation; to secure gainful employment and to be independent; to upgrade their quality of life and provide opportunities for full integration; to inform and create public awareness of the needs and capabilities of persons with visual impairment; and to help prevent blindness. The resource centre is open to public

Salvation Army Chikankata Health Services

Zambia

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Private Bag S2
Mazabuka

The aim of the organisation is to encourage community participaiton and ownership of personal health. Its objectives are to deliver holistic health as close to the family as possible

Community Based Rehabilitation Programme-Kisumu (CBR-K)

Kenya

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PO Box 486
Kisumu

Aims to address the plight of people witrh disabilities in the community by helping them to maximise their abilities; remove/minimise the stigma associated with disability through education/knowledge about disability and training; and train the disabled for self-help projects and income generation, therefore helping them to decrease the effects of their disability and enhance their integration into mainstream society

Lizie Dan La Main, Union des Areugles de L'Ile Maurice

Mauritius

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Louis Pasteur Street
Forest-Side

The organisation aims to help blind people to integrate into society through action across many fields: Education by providing pre-primary and primary teaching in Braille. Vocational Training through the manufacture of a variety of baskets, picture frames, etc. Sports for leisure and competitions. Musical groups offering good prospects to the young by enabling them to become efficient musicians. In the near future the organisation will be offering training in Computer Studies to help them find a job. The resource centre is open to the public

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