Organisations

International Nursing Services Ass, India (INSA/INDIA)

India

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5/1 Benson Cross Road Benson Town, Bangalore Karnataka 560046

The organisation trains trainers to establish need based health development and AIDS prevention projects in remote areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The training programmes conducted offer follow-up services to each trainee in their place of work and establishes a long term relationship with the trainee. The training programme deals with all aspects of health.

NWWC Health Education Centre

India

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Vahithabhavan Arriyancode
Ottasekharamangalam PO
Pin 695125, TVPM, Kerala

PADS work towards world peace and disarmament through poverty eradication, health, development and information gathering and sharing including networking. Resource centre open to the public

Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit

India

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7/10 Botawalla Building
2nd Floor, Horniman Circle
Mumbai 400023

The Lawyers' Collective HIV/AIDS unit provides legal aid and allied services to people affecte by HIV/AIDS. It conducts workshops on legal and ethical issues vis-a-vis HIV/AIDS for people living with HIV/AIDS, the legal community, policy planners, health care wiorkers, NGOs and the general public with special emphasis on marginalised populations

AIDS Concern

China

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17B, Block F
3 Lok Man Road
Chai Wan, Hong Kong

AIDS Concern aim to strengthen community responses to AIDS through targeted outreach prevention for vulnerable groups and support services for people with HIV/AIDS

Association for Health and Environmental Dvt (AHED)

Egypt

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17 Beirut Street
Apartment #501
Heliopolis, Cairo

AHED's objectives are to assist in identifying appropriate strategies and policies in areas of health, disability and environment which particularly respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups; to raise awareness and advocate around these issues through campaigning, dissemination of information and training; to develop the development of grassroots comprehensive interventions and models through which these strategies can be tested, evaluated and lessons learned disseminated; to help strengthen cooperation and integration amongst diferent bodies working in the above areas; and to facilitate and assist in the empowerment of marginalised groups through the development of organisations representing their interests. Its resource centre is open to the public

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)

Kenya

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AMREF Book Distribution Unit
Langata Road
PO Box 30125
Nairobi

AMREF aims to improve the health of disadvantaged people in Africa, improve the quality of their lives and reduce poverty. It focuses on six priority intervention areas: HIV/AIDS, TB and Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Malaria; Safe Water and Basic Sanitation; Family Health; Clinical Services, Disaster Management and Emergency Response; and Training and Health Learning Materials. AMREF’s activities include: developing, testing and promoting the adoption of models for improving health and reducing poverty; training and capacity building at all levels; and contributing to the development of an environment that enables health and wealth improvement. AMREF has developed e-centres or online databases, providing access to thousands health information resources, and accessible from AMREF website. It also runs a bookshop offering a wide range of low-cost health learning materials

Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC )

Zimbabwe

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Box CY2720
Causeway
Harare

TARSC aims to provide training, research and support services to civic organisations in areas of social policy. TARSC and the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre (IHRDC) have developed a toolkit of materials on participatory reflection and action (PRA) methods for research and training for a people centred health system. TARSC publications can be downloaded online

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)

Kenya

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PO Box 69866
00400 Nairobi

The Consortium was established in 1990 with the goal of strengthening the HIV/AIDS prevention and care initiatives of its members. Consortium members meet regularly to exchange information on activities, share resources and materials, encourage good working relationships with government bodies and promote activities at a village level. KANCO exists to provide and promote leadership, solidarity and collaboration among members for collective action towards effective responses to HIV/AIDS. Its objectives are to establish a networking system among NGOs, religious organizations, the private sector, government, local and international organizations; to make available factual information and IEC materials on STIs and HIV/AIDS; to provide a forum for sharing experiences, resources and promoting collaborative effort; to build capacity among members to provide quality services in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; to complement government efforts in the control of HIV/AIDS in the spirit of partnership; and contribute towards the review and articulation of relevant policies. KANCO members are supported by a resource centre that aims to collect and disseminate practical, locally relevant information on HIV and AIDS

Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT)

Zimbabwe

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PO Box 390
Kopie
4 Beit Avenue
Milton Park
Harare

The SAT Programme acts both as a donor and facilitator for community AIDS initiatives. SAT works closely with project partners in the southern Africa region. SAT has developed a capacity-building model "School without walls" which aims to build a knowledge base for sustainable community AIDS programmes by developing the skills of committed organisations and people.

Gamos Ltd

UK

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Crown House
231 Kings Road
Reading RG1 4LS

Gamos is a small but influential company working with the social factors surrounding technology use and transfer. A group of professionals who seek to select their clients (Governments and Non Government Agencies) to make the optimum impact. Founded in 1989, Gamos is concerned to use its professional skills for the empowerment of individuals and communities in the poorer sections of society in developing countries. This mainly involves training and research, actively seeking to build capacity in the South.

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

UK

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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).

TILLA - Association of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (TILLA AWLHA)

Ethiopia

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PO Box 1041
SNNPR, Sidama ZOne
Awassa Town

Tilla Association of Women Living with HIV is a local NGO working towards fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia. TILLA believes that community awareness programmes are key to successful memory work. This includes involving men and fathers, guardians, child-headed households and extended families in the memory work activities. Cooperating with other interested NGOs and government organisations has also strengthened TILLA’s approach to memory work

MADaboutART

UK

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32,The Butts
Brentford,TW8 8BL

MADaboutART provides a mix of innovative arts-based education and narrative therapy designed to increase children's knowledge of HIV & AIDS and to create more open communication as well as reduce risk-taking behaviour by increasing self-esteem and self-advocacy. It offers children with the opportunity to use creative self-expression to communicate feelings and experiences, regardless of language barriers and cultural differences. Activities include: art projects, singing, acting, discussion groups, community action, and advocacy

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