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

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

Philippines NGO Support Program (PHANSuP)

Philippines

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Mezzanine Brickville Condominium
28 N. Domingo Street
New Manila
1112 Quezon City

Aims to limit the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS in order to enhance the quality of life of indivivduals, families and communities by mobilising and actively building the capacity of NGOs and comunity-based organisations to develop, implement and improve their reprodctive health programmes. PHANSuP provides comprehensive support including financial, organisational and technical support to NGOs, and CBOs, local units of professional associations to build their capacity to carry out effective sustainable responses to reproductive and sexual health and HIV/AIDS. The resource centre will open in June 2002

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

World Health Organization (WHO)

Switzerland

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Avenue Appia 20
CH-1211 Geneva 27

Charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on suggestions of human health, WHO has developed a host of networks and mechanisms for generating data, applying facts to problems and recommending solutions that will lead to sustained improvements in health. The WHO resource centre is open to the public

International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD)

UK

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44 London Road
Oxford OX3 7PD

Principal aims: to inprove dermatologic care (skin care) in rural areas of developing countries; Toteach auxiliary health care workers. They have two models: a two-year university diploma & training over a few days for health care workers. They assist in the establishment of Regional Dermatological Training Centers, all purpose basic facilities which serve large rural populations. The agenda includes the management of skin diseases. STDs, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, skin wounds, burns, ulcerations and disfigurement due to skin failure. The resource centre is open to the public upon demand

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.

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

New Caledonia

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B P D5
Noumea Cedex 98848

SPC is a technical organisation providing training and assistance in social, economic and cultural fields to 22 countries. It produces the journal Pacific Health Dialogue and has an AIDS Information programme. Hosts a regional email HIV/AIDS news/discussion group (AIDSTalk) for the Pacific Islands only. Also operates an AIDS/STD resource centre which is open to the public.

Associaçao Brasiliera Interdisciplinar de AIDS (ABIA)

Brazil

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Rua da Cangelária 79, 10 andar - Centro
Rio de Janeiro/RJ Cep 20091-020

ABIA is a national NGO with a nationwide programme on AIDS awareness and education. It conducts research on public policy and socio-economic issues concerning AIDS. Specific projects include those aimed at women, schools, the workplace and men who have sex with men. ABIA's resource centre is for ABIA staff and participants at its workshops. ABIA produces Boletim ABIA, which focuses on te work ABIA does at the political level and what the latest political issues related to HIV/AIDS are. It also produces the Portuguese edition of AIDS Action

The Humsafar Trust

India

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PO Box 6913
Santacruz(W)
Mumbai 400 054

The Humsafar Trust rates itself as India's premier NGO working in the Men who have Sex with Men sector. It has successfully managed sites in Mumbai metro and finished the baseline study of MSM risk behaviours. It is now implementing the targetted intervention in the MSM sector and giving care and health services through its STI clinic in the Humsafar Centre

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Switzerland

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20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27

A leading advocate for worldwide action against AIDS. Its mission is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to the AIDS epidemic in a way that will prevent the spread of HIV, and provide care and support for those affected by the disease; reduce the vulnerability of individuals and communitites to HIV/AIDS; and alleviate the socio-economic and human impact of the epidemic

Family Health International (FHI)

USA

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PO Box 13950
Research Triangle Park
NC 27709

Works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through bio-medical 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