Organisations

Al-Falah Bangladesh

Bangladesh

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11/20 Iqbal Road
Mohammed Pur
Dhakar

Al-Falah works for the social and economic development of the urban poor particularly the refugee community. Its main objectives are to provide health services and education to reduce the risk of disease and economic depression; to strengthen co-ordination through networking; and to develop the capacity of the organisation

World Vision Uganda (WVU)

Uganda

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PO Box 5319
Kampala

This is a Christian, development and child care agency. It believes that all development is integral to improving the well-being of children. Its aims are to contribute to the reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates through community-based programmes and empowerment of the beneficiaries; to improve water and sanitation; to increase education rates; to improve agriculture and the environment and to assist in the development of midro-enterprises. It s resource centre is not open to the public, but it is planned that in the future it will be

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel)

Israel

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9 Dror St.,
Jaffa-Tel Aviv 68135,
Israel

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of some 300 physicians, medical professionals and human rights activists, whose aim is to ensure equal adequate health services for all people under Israeli responsibility, irrespective of race, nationality, language, legal status, health condition, age, or any other premises. PHR - Israel works via direct intervention and advocacy to provide equal services for Palestinians, migrant workers, detainees, prisoners and female victims of domestic violence as well as working to afect general health policy in Israeli law. The PHR - Israel library is opoen to the public. They also run an open clinic for migrant workers

Christian Aid Resources Centre

UK

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35 Lower Marsh
PO Box 100
London SE1 7RT

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is the greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations to undestand local needs. It strives for a new world, transformed by an end to poverty, and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor
The Christian Aid resources centre has a collection of more than 5,000 books and 90 journals, specialising in economic and social development. The subject areas covered include HIV/AIDS, agriculture, environment, poverty reduction, gender, conflict, emergencies, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), capacity building, trade issues and land reform. There is a fully searchable database of 17,000 records, including books, documents, journals, videos, articles, websites and archive materials (not available through the website). The services are targeted at Christian Aid staff, but visitors with an appointment are welcome. The library is open Monday - Friday, 10am - midday, and 2 pm - 4pm

Women's Education for Advancement & Empowerment (WEAVE)

Thailand

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PO Box 58
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai 50202

WEAVE has a vision of empowering indigenous women - that is, displaced women and children from Burma - and supporting their needs and basic human rights. These rights include the right to education, the right to a livelihood and the right to health care. Through the use of appropriate technology, training, education and the promotion of independent action, WEAVE encourages women to play a leading role in improving the health and well-being of themselves and their families. One of WEAVE's programmes is the Primary Health Care Programme, which includes training of health care workers in maternal and child health, essential skills training for traditional birth attendants and child development of health education materials on topics such as HIV/AIDS and family planning

Gabriela - Department of Women's Health and Services

Philippines

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PO Box 4386
Manila 2800

Gabriela is an umbrella organisation which campaigns for women and children's issues. It is primarily an advocay group which consists of professional women. They are involved in HIV primarily from a health perspective, especially that of prevention and care. Resource Centre is open to the public

African Women's Welfare Group (AWWG)

UK

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594 High Road Tottenham
London N17 9TA

AWWG's vision is to advance the cause of African and their families through advocacy, patronage and promotion within the general population and the State apparatus. It aims to bring together a wide range of institutions in health, social services and welfare; to mobilise, harness and maximixe available resources; to understand the variety of beliefs, theories and models of practice in operation and their impact on service provision; and to address inadequacies in service provision and redress poor access to services and amenities