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HIV/AIDS and disability : building partnerships

AIDS and Disability Action Project

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A list of sources which can be ordered on various issues in sexuality for people with disabilities. The issues are Northern focused but the central themes can be translated to the South. Sample leaflets are enclosed

Bridge builders : African experiences with information and communication technology

Office of International Affairs

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This volume tells sixteen first-person accounts of how information and communication technologies (ICT) have been successfully introduced into institutions for the benefit of scientists and engineers in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors provide case studies that focus on the lessons learned in designing and implementing projects dealing with scientific and technological information (STI) and that examine the impacts these projects have had. The projects demonstrate just how much can be accomplished through leadership, dedication, and determination

Understanding farmers' communication networks : an experience in the Philippines


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This case study addresses the need to improve the exchange of relevant agricultural information between research, extension networks and farmers in five regions of the Philippines. It focuses on developing an approach to map the communication networks which exist in an agricultural system and to identify the main actors which play a role in shaping agricultural and rural development

Measuring the impact of information on development

MENOU, Michel J

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This report documents an initiative that, through its methods and focus, aimed to provide a realistic starting point to understanding the impact of information on development. It consisted of a electronic conference, followed by a workshop through which ideas about information and evaluation were shared and built upon. The report weaves together the input of dozens of information users and providers, policymakers, information scientists, and others from the South and the North, and presents a preliminary assessment framework as a starting point to future work in this area

World Health Organization : Malaria


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This section of the WHO site contains links to factsheets, research & development, and WHO publications on malaria. It also links to the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

Source newsletters and journals database


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Gives details of over 150 international newsletters, magazines and journals relating to health and disability issues which are available free or at low cost to readers in developing countries. If published on the web, you can link directly to the full-text of the newsletter

Tuberculosis control - India

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Information about tuberculosis and its control in India, with lots of online training materials for health workers. Also includes key facts about DOTS, success stories and a directory of TB offices in India

Stop TB


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Stop TB is a global movement to accelerate social and political action to stop the unnecessary spread of TB around the world. The website has details of events, campaigns and organisations, country profiles and reports. Also lists online resources including the Stop TB newsletter, and has updates on the work of the DOTS working group. The World Health Organization (WHO) plays a prominent role in Stop TB

Disability and rehabilitation team (DAR)


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The site contains a description of DAR programme priorities and a list of publications and documents produced by WHO, including training manuals and guidelines on community based rehabilitation (CBR), the majority of which are available online in .pdf file format

Enabling education network (EENET)


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This extensive website focusing on inclusive education is regularly updated, primarily with publications written by people working and living in the South. The website’s resources database covers a wide range of themes including: action research and image-based methodologies, early childhood, emergencies, deafness, gender, parents, policy, teacher education, among others. The website also contains EENET’s newsletters, plus event and job vacancy announcements.
The website is also available from EENET as a CD-ROM

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

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Many resources related to community-based rehabilitation (CBR) are presented on this site, which is structured into the following sections: CBR websites, CBR-related websites, CBR books, CBR academic programs, CBR non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The site is maintained by a disabled person with post-graduate qualifications in rehabilitation who has worked in the disabilities field in the USA

Autism resources

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This website gives guidance about autism and includes online publications. It has a section on frequently asked questions and a booklist that points to resources that are related to autism and learning disabilities

The Communication Initiative

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The Communication Initiative (CI) is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The CI strategy includes provision of real-time information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, peer commentary on programmes and strategies and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems. Themed sites within this website relate to: avian flu; HIV & AIDS; democracy & governance; early childhood development; health communication; ICT policies and studies; ICT for development; natural resource management; polio; and community radio and edutainment in Africa

Soul Beat Africa : social change

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This is the 'social change' page in the 'thinking' section of Soul Beat Africa, a joint initiative of Soul City and the Communications Initiative. It lists and links to about 20 resources, from papers and commentaries to interviews and case studies, on this topic