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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

EuRADE : European research agendas for disability equality

EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM

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This website provides information about the project European Research Agendas for Disability Equality (EuRADE). It outlines the project, provides updated news and events, and contains links to related resources. The aim of the project is to increase and enhance the full participation of disabled people's organisations (DPOs) as equal and active partners in future research initiatives. This website is useful for researchers and organisations interested in DPO involvement in Europe

European portal for action on health equity

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"This portal is a tool to promote health equity amongst different socio-economic groups in the European Union. Here, you can find information on policies and interventions to promote health equity within and between the countries of Europe, via the socio-economic determinants of health. "The information presented is the result of the collaboration of a wide range of health and social actors in the EU, that have come together in the context of a pan-European initiative that aims to stimulate action for greater health equity." DETERMINE is an initiative from 2007-2010 to take forward the work of the World Health Organization's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health

Community problem-solving : strategy for a changing world

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This is a learning space for people and organisations from the public, not-for-profit and private sectors which offers information to support problem solving when working in a multi-stakeholder group. The site contains strategy tools, to help approach issues and work with other stakeholders more effectively, and programme tools, for responding to specific, substantive problems by learning what works and what does not work in a given area (e.g. housing, health, education, etc.)

Women with disabilities fact sheet

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This factsheet sets out brief quotes about the issues and challenges that women and girls with disabilities face, including; education, employment and paid work, health, and housing; and provides links to the documents from which the quotes derive

Practical pointers for primary care - abstracted monthly from the journals

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This website is updated each month with abstracts from six medical journals: the New England Journal of Medicine; Annals of Internal Medicine; Archives of Internal Medicine; the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the British Medical Journal. Cumulative indexes for the first and second six months of each year since 1999 are also available. It is intended for professional health workers, particularly those working in primary care

Essential medicines

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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This section of the WHO website provides resources, information and links relating to essential medicines. Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. They are selected with due regard to public health relevance, evidence on efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectiveness; and are intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford

Disability News and Information Service (DNIS)

DNIS : Disability news and information service

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The Disability News and Information Service (DNIS) is a fortnightly news service on disability in India. It aims to empower people with disabilities by making them, their family members and the society at large aware of their rights. It is available by free electronic subscription and an archive is available on the website

Autism speaks

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This is the website for an autism science and advocacy organisation, which funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD); and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. It includes an ASD video glossary to help parents and professionals learn more about the early signs and diagnostic features of ASD

Welcome to the world cafe

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This website describes the World Café - a conversational process based on a set of integrated design principles that reveal a deeper living network pattern through which people co-evolve their collective future. The World Café, is also a global community of people dedicated to awakening and engaging collective intelligence through conversations about questions that matter, to nourish and renew life and the website contains resources for setting up a world cafe event, and reflections and stories illustrating the wide range of fields and sectors in which such events have been used around the world

UVRI/IAVI HIV vaccine program

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This is the website for a collaboration between the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), based in Entebbe, which is one of the many sites in the development of an HIV vaccine where volunteers can participate in a trial. The site provides information about the initiative, the Uganda guidelines for AIDS vaccine research; a booklet of frequently asked questions about vaccines; and information for potential volunteers about the Ugandan HIV vaccine trial

Suriname indigenous health fund (SIH Fund)

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This is the website for a project which gives indigenous people in Suriname's interior Greenstone Belt region with the materials and technical support they need to self-diagnose the effects of mercury pollution from gold-mining on their community's and their environment's health

The crossing

The Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre

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This blog has been created to encourage debate and discussion about pathways to sustainability through research. The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub combining development with science and technology studies. It aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development. Its work covers agriculture and food, health and disease and water and sanitation

Health

ELDIS

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This part of the Eldis website shares resources on development, policy, practice and research in health. It includes topics covering specific diseases, health and development information resources and newsfeeds

insights

Eldis

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'insights' is a thematic overview of recent policy-relevant research findings on international development which aims to make research accessible to non-academics and non-native English speakers. The four themes are education, global issues, health and natural resources. 'insights' is published six times a year and each issue brings a balanced view on a topic by working closely with a Guest Editor who drafts the issue and an Academic Advisor who acts as an overall referee

How stuff works

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This website has articles, graphics and videos that contain easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. The 15 broad topics include: communication, computers, electronics, food, geography, health and science. It would be useful for engaging non-scientists of all ages with scientific issues

The naked scientists : science radio and naked science podcasts

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The Naked Scientists are a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public and to all age groups. In addition to a weekly radio show and a public lecture series, the group has put together this website to allow their resources to be accessible world-wide. It includes articles, podcasts, kitchen science, book reviews and a science forum

SciDev.Net : Science and development network

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This website offers policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society information and a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health and raise standards of living around the world. SciDev.Net also builds developing countries’ capacity for communicating science and technology through regional networks of committed individuals and organisations, practical guidance and specialist workshops

KC team : speak your world

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This website has health and development stories from Key Correspondents (KC) as well as tips about writing and posting stories. The KC Team is a vibrant network of more than 250 citizen journalists, from all walks of life, based in over 50 countries. They write about health and development issues affecting them and their communities and in doing so, ‘speak their world’. A large number are people living with HIV, TB or other health conditions. Together they help document local realities and give a voice to the voiceless. The aims of the KC Team are to: * Train and empower community voices by developing writing skills, critical analysis of information and advocacy reporting; * Increase people’s awareness of local/international HIV/AIDS/TB and other health issues by publishing KC articles through a range of multimedia platforms and supporting KCs with media outreach; * Enable grassroots involvement in national strategies on HIV/TB and health by documenting issues, producing policy briefs and publicising recommendations from KC stories; and * Document and publish local issues locally and globally through KC reporting of global, regional and national conferences and events. To become a Key Correspondent, register on the website

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