Organisations

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

IMPACT

UK

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151 Western Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 3LH

Impact's aim is that no-one should become disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services. With effective delivery of today's know-how, it believes that, given the will and resources, it should be possible to reduce by one third the incidence of avoidable disability in developing countries, while at the same time helping to break the link between ageing and disability in industrialised countries like their own

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

UK

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239 Shawbridge Street
Glasgow G43 1QN

The National Childbirth Trust is a selfhelp organisation based in the UK and primarily aimed at UK parents. Offers childbirth classes and breastfeeding advice. It also publishes and distributes books and information resources that can be adapted for the information needs of parents in developing countries. Topics covered include: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, early days, parenthood. Publications can be ordered via the website.

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

UK

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33A Islington Park Street
London N1 1QB

MAP works with partners in Palestine and countries hosting Palestinian refugeees to improve the health of Palestinians and disadvantaged communities in host countries. MAP delivers training projects for health personnel as well as health promotion and health service delivery in community based projects. MAP also assists in emergencies and with the rehabilitation of health infrastructure. The MAP resource centre is open to the public