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Learning resource center (LRC) toolkit

STOREY, Mark

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This comprehensive toolkit contains practical information and training materials on the technical aspects of running a resource centre. There are sections on databases, the Internet, marketing, writing grant proposals, searching for health information, computer software, and many more

Open knowledge network

OKN

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Open Knowledge Network is an initiative to support the creation and exchange of local content in local languages across the South, supported by a range of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The health content is especially useful for community-based health organisations

PlusNews

INTEGRATED REGIONAL INFORMATION NETWORKS (IRIN)

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This website is dedicated to news and current awareness about HIV and AIDS. Reporting focuses on the humanitarian, political, economic, cultural and regional contexts of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Services include 'news briefs', country profiles and treatment map, and a weekly email-newsletter. The service aims to improve the flow of accurate and accessible coverage of HIV and AIDS; strengthen media advocacy; encourage the sharing of research and best practice; highlight responses from governments, civil society and international organisations, and promote the voices of those infected and affected

AfroAIDSinfo.org

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This website aims to disseminate information on HIV/AIDS to researchers, the health profession, the public, infected individuals, educators and policy-makers. It has sections dedicated to each of these audiences available in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. 'Current awareness' pages offer compiled lists of links to 'breaking news' and 'fast facts' relevant to each audience group. Although some information refers specificially to the South African context, the site holds much information relevant to Africa and internationaly

You and AIDS : the HIV/AIDS portal for Asia Pacific

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This website aims to fill a gap in information provision in the region, addressing the overall development context, and to act as a regional platform to synergise multisectoral responses against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site includes country-specific information including statistical information; background information on broad policy themes such as corporate social responsibility, migration, and volunatry counselling and testing; a searchable 'library' of information sources; and a collection of interviews and opinion pieces by influential people and subject experts

Health-E

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Health-e is a news agency that produces news and in-depth analysis for the print and electronic media. Its particular focus is HIV/AIDS, public health and issues regarding health policy and practice in South Africa. It provides print features for newspapers and magazines and well as broadcast packages for national and community radio stations. Weekly email alerts include new articles and other interesting and topical additions to the resources pages

The AIDS Resource Center

ARC

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The AIDS Resource Center in Addis Ababa serves as Ethiopia's premier source of AIDS information. The ARC provides up-to-date and accurate local and international multimedia materials on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. The website offers access to the 'AIDS in Ethiopia' database, publications, fact sheets, and a monthly update on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

The Secretariat of the African decade of persons with disabilities (SADPD)

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This website aims to empower partnerships between governments, disabled people's organisations and development organisations to include disability and persons with disabilities in policies and programmes in all sectors of society in Africa. The priority activities for the African Decade are capacity building, advocacy, lobbying and awareness raising

APCD Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability

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The Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability seeks to promote regional cooperation for the Biwako Millennium Framework for action towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012

International disability rights monitor (IDRM) regional reports

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION

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These regional reports are the primary focus of the International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM) project and have been compiled by local IDRM researchers. Each report focuses upon several key areas such as legal protections, education, employment, accessibility, and health and housing services for people with disabilities. The reports include a detailed report on each country and a report card that compares the progress made by countries across the region. Reports are available on the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as two thematic reports, in downloadable pdf format. They are useful for people interested in research on disability and development

World deaf information resource project

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES (CIPS)

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Users can consult this website to assist in locating deaf organisations and schools in more than 145 countries around the world

Alertnet

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This news network provides in depth coverage of emerging and current global health issues, natural disasters, war and conflict, and food crises. It also has sections on climate change, country profiles, multimedia, blogs of opinion and eye witness reports and an area for aid agencies who are members of AlertNet

Elearnsci.org

ELEARNSCI.ORG

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This is a web-based educational resource for health professionals responsible for the management of spinal cord injury (SCI). It is comprised of seven learning modules, each subdivided into various submodules. Six of the seven modules address the educational needs of all disciplines involved in comprehensive SCI management. The seventh module addresses prevention of SCI. Each submodule includes an overview, activities, self-assessment questions and references. The content of the learning modules is relevant to students and SCI healthcare professionals

CBR, social relationships, sexuality and reproductive rights

AMICI DI RAOUL FOLLEREAU (AIFO)

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This website presents the workshop reports and presentations of the first part of an international workshop titled: "Going beyond the taboos in community-based rehabilitation (CBR)." The workshop focused on social relationships, sexuality and reproductive rights. Links are provided to the workshop report and presentations in pdf format “"Going beyond the taboo areas in CBR" workshop, part 1
Agra, India
29 November 2012

OPERA

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS (CESR)

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This section of the Center for Economic and Social rights’ website presents information about the OPERA framework. The centre “developed a simple, yet comprehensive four-step framework to analyse various aspects of the obligation to fulfil economic and social rights. Adopting the acronym OPERA, the framework incorporates different measures for specific human rights principles and standards, by framing them around four levels of analysis: Outcomes, Policy Efforts, Resources and Assessment” 

Cochrane Rehabilitation

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Cochrane Rehabilitation is aimed to ensure that all rehabilitation professionals can apply Evidence Based Clinical Practice, combining the best available evidence as gathered by high quality Cochrane systematic reviews, with their own clinical expertise and the values of patients. Their vision is a world where decision makers will be able to take decisions according to the best and most appropriate evidence in this specific field. Cochrane Rehabilitation wants to improve the methods for evidence synthesis, to make them coherent with the needs of disabled people and daily clinical practice in rehabilitation

Medbox: Disability toolbox

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A toolbox within Medbox, an Open Source library for health related work, humanitarian action and development assistance. 

Categories within the Disability toolbox include: key resources; types of disability; physiotherapy and rehabilitation; humanitarian crisis; children with disabilities; and capacity building.

Other toolboxes available are: ebola; natural hazards; conflict; zika; TB; cholera; leprosy; polio; rapid response; refugee and specific hazards.

Newz Hook

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Newz Hook is an Indian news channel with a special focus on disability related news. It is accessible to visually impaired screen reader users, promotes sign language news for deaf and uses simple English. It has sections on features, accessibility, lifestyle, education, employment, technology and sport

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