Organisations

World Neighbors Inc

USA

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4127 NW 122
Oklahoma City
OK 73120

World Neighbors is a grassroots development organisation working in partnership with the rural poor in hundreds of villages throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. WN brings people together to solve their problems and meet theur basic needs. By supporting community self-reliance, leadership and organisation, WN helps people address the root cause of hunger, poverty and disease. Programme priorities are food production, community-based health, family planning, water and sanitation, environmental conservation, and small business

Asociacion Via Libra

Peru

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PO Box 0420
Lima 31

Aims to develop STD/HIV/AIDS primary prevention strategies; to improve the quality of life of people living with AIDS by providing them with integral health care program; and to promote and protect the human rights of people living with AIDS and their families; and to train health personnel in STDs/HIV/AIDS. The resource centre is open to the public

Enterpriseworks Worldwide

USA

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1828 L Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington DC 20036

Enterprise Works Worldwide generates economic growth and fights poverty in Afirca, Asia and Latin America through market-based development programmes that promote profitablity, environmentally sustainable microenterprises. By systematically improving production, processing and marketing, EnterpriseWorks helps small-scale farmers and manufacturers increase productivity, expand operations, form new regional and international business links, and ultimately capture more of the value of their products EnterpriseWorks focuses on five progrsmme areas: Coffee and tree crops, Energy, Farming & Food Processing, Livestock, and Natural Products

Centro de Estudios Economicos y Sociales de la Juventud (CEPESJU)

Peru

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Coronel Zegarra 722
Jesus Maria
Lima 11

CESIP works for the strengthening of civil society and building skills for personal development, community leadership and management, and the exercising of citizens’ rights by women, children and adolescents. Its mission is to contribute to “building citizenship with equity.” CESIP constucts programmes for the benefit of children, adolencents and youth in order to better their chances of taking control of and making their own lives better. The CEPESJU resource centre is open to the public

Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW)

Dominican Republic

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PO Box 745
Roseau

The DNCW aim to: empower women and families with the knowledge of their rights to enable them to realise their full potential; provide daily counselling and accomodation to persons in crisis; and to assist in the improvement of the socio-economic situation of families through advocacy and practical means. The DNCW resource centre is open to the public

PROFAMILIA

Colombia

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Calle 34, No 14-52
Santaf' de Bogota

PROFAMILIA aim to promote and defend the human right to family planning in Colombia and work towards achieving better sexual and reproductive health by providing informaiton and other services. To improve maternal and child health through longer spacing between pregnancies. To increase awareness of the possible effects of the demongraphic situation on the socioeconomic development in the country and in the world. To train personnel at all levels who can facilitate the organisation of family planning programs in Colombia and throughout the developing world. Resource centre open to the public.

Sociedade Civil Bem-Estar Familiar no Brasil (Bemfam)

Brazil

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Avenida Republica do Chile, 230/17 Andar-Centro
Rio de Janeiro/RJ 20031-000

BEMFAM is a social action orientated, non-profit, NGO. Its mission statement is to defend the right of men, women and teenagers to receive education and assistance in sexual and reproductive health, and to a free and informed choice on family planning. Affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) since 1967, BEMFAM provides services in a large geographic nationwide area, with six clinics, nine State programmes in reproductive health, two Microbiology Laboratories and three Citopathology Laboratories

Population Council

USA

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One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States

The Population Council conducts research in over 50 countries to address critical health and development issues. Their work allows couples to plan their families and chart their futures. They help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. They also empower girls to protect themselves and have a say in their own lives.

The Council's capabilities include:

IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE to identify service-delivery challenges and test solutions that improve family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS services, and programs for adolescent girls;


POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS that provide data needed by national governments and international bodies to develop evidence-based health and development policies;


DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS to document the significance of the link between population and development;


BASIC BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH on new contraceptive and HIV-prevention compounds and delivery systems, as well as research to understand how HIV is transmitted sexually;


DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS that enable men and women to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and disorders of the reproductive system;


CLINICAL TRIALS of promising products to determine their efficacy and safety;


PRODUCT INTRODUCTION to ensure that technologies developed by the Council are available to the poorest and most vulnerable people worldwide.

Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)

India

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Supath-II, B-Block, 3rd Floor, Opp. Vadaj Bus Terminus,
Ashram Road, Vadaj, Ahmedabad-380013
Ahmedabad 380 004
Gujarat

CHETNA aims to empower children to become active partners for for their own, their families and communities' health and development; to enhance adolescents and women's health status by empowering them to gain control over their own health and development concerns; to support organisations that work in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, through strengthening their capacities to implement and manage affective health education and development programmes for children, adolescents and women. The CHETNA resource centre is open to the CHETNA staff and students CHETNA are partners in the Communication for Health India Network (CHIN). CHETNA regularly develops need based publications - primarily in Gujarati, Hindi and English. The material is extensively, field-tested and efforts are made to ensure that it is gender sensitive, easy to understand and use, as well as relevant. To enhance the readability and ensure that it is user friendly, the text is written creatively in form of story/song/drama etc. and accompanied by attractive illustrations. The publications are widely disseminated throughout India, and can also be ordered online.

Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE)

Bangladesh

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Thana Parishod Road
PO Box - Chiringa CC - 4470
Chakaria, Cox's Bazar 47400

ISDE aims to create a positive socio-economic change of the under developed or disadvantaged countries, especially the women and children through awareness raising, health services, non-formal outreach work and more earning through self employment activities.

Society for the Promotion of Youth & Masses (SPYM)

India

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B-4/3054
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110070

Main Objectives of SPYM: (1) Help young people/women develop adequate skills and promote leadership qualitites so as to enable them to act as a catalyst to social change. (2) To make efforts for the promotion of better health care and educaition for women as well as for deprived children

Mount Horeb Glory Ministry (Individual)

India

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House 1-3-447/A/3
Kavadiguda
Hyderabad 500080

The Ministry aims to undertake social service works by opening social service camps to serve the poor and deserving; mainly rural folk. Priorities are: HIV/AIDS prevention activitites and medical aid; Public health education centres and information exchange programmes

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