Organisations

Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD)

Egypt

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PO Box 15 Orman
5 Bahaa El- Din Karakosh
Zamalek
Cairo

ACCD works towards supporting and coordinating governmental and non-governmental efforts and encouraging ideas, studies and projects planned for Arab chilcare and development, and towards integrating them into the plans and projects for national development. The resource centre is open to the public

Institute of Cultural Affairs- Middle East and North Africa (ICA-MENA)

Egypt

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P O Box 23
Maadi
Cairo

ICA's mission as a development organisation is to improve the quality of life of community groups through the mobilisation of their potential in order to build a dynamic society that is aware of its assets and opportunities and capable of interacting with and affecting change. Their resource centre is open to the public

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

Benevolence Society for the Deaf (BSD)

Palestine

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PO Box 1027
West Bank

The society offers training courses to the deaf according to their individual abilities. It raises the awareness of the public to this group in order to treat them as ordinary people. The society offers sign language courses to the newly deaf and to their carers

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

Dulas Ltd

UK

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Unit 1
Dfyi Eco Park
Machynlleth
Powys SY20 8AX
Wales

Dulas aims to work throughout the world to support communities by supplying solar powered equipment, including vaccine refrigerators, blood banks and remote power supplies. The library is not open to the public

Population Concern

UK

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Studio 325, Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London NW5 1TL

Works for the improvement of the quality of life worldwide by advancing the right of all people (with an emphasis on women and young people) to exercise free and informed reproductive health choices, and to have access to confidential family planning and sexual and reproductive health services

Women's Health

UK

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52 Featherstone St
London EC1Y 8RT

Womens Health aims to be the nationally recognised, independent organisation providing health information to enable women to make their own informed decisions about their health. The Women's Health resource cente is open to the public

International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

France

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2 rue Auguste Comte
92170 Vanves

The IUHPE mission is to promote global health and to contribute to the achievement of equality in health between and within the countries of the world. The IUPHE fulfils its mission by building and operating an independent, global, professional network of individuals and institutions to encourage the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, know-how, experiences, and the development of relevant collaboration projects, both at global and regional levels

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

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