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

Jimma University

Ethiopia

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P O Box 378
Jimma

University with five faculties: Medical Sciences; Public Health; Business; Technology; and Agriculture. Also runs a busy 250 bed rural hospital. Aims to support and educate staff to supply appropriate services. The Resource Centre is not open to the public

Mozambique Red Cross

Mozambique

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PO Bix 2986
Maputo

The Mozambique Red Cross' objective for the next three years is to strengthen the capacity of the host vulneranable members of the population by supporting their development, particularly in protecting their health and improving their social conditions. In order to achieve this objective, the MRCS must first of all strengthen itself, becoming a national association that is capable, strong and independent

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

Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA)

Sudan

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PO Box 3372
Khartoum

Aims to initiate and open communications among all mankind regardless of religious culture, language, race or colour; put into place the principles of charity and providing basic services to the vulnerable and needy; promote and protect human rights; and promote and support water and sanitation programmes

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

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.

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

Kumarian Press

USA

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1294 Blue Hills Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Kumarian Press caters for information needs around development, globalisation, conflict and peace, gender, civil society, NGOs, microfinance and health. Catalogue and ordering form available online.

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