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Reducing maternal mortality : experience of the Iganga district in Uganda

WORLD BANK

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The World Bank has an Indigenous Knowledge Programme. It is a gateway to development approaches that rely on traditional knowledge systems to help achieve the millenium development goals. One of the activities within this programme is a cross regional, peer-to-peer learning exchange aimed at enhancing local capacity to identify and apply indigenous/traditional knowledge and practices. Outcomes from this activity include toolkits based on a particular project that outlines the lessons learned in CD-ROM and web based format. One toolkit is based on a project in the Iganga district in Uganda, seeking to reduce maternal mortality by equipping traditional birth attendants with modern communication technology. A notable impact of the project was that maternal mortality declined by 50% over three years

Human resources for health dossier

JOHNSON, David
BRINCKLOW, Kate
Ed

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A dynamic guide to the issue of human resources for health. Increasingly, developing countries are scaling up their efforts to contain HIV/AIDS, expanding access to ARV treatment. And yet, there is not sufficient commitment to provide the necessary medical personnel and health expertise. This online dossier discusses a number of key issues relating to human resources, providing links to full text documents and references. Topics include: strengthening capacity, financial and non-financial incentives, migration, nursing, planning, gender, skills, absenteeism, dual working, HIV/AIDS, public health, Millennium Development Goals

WHOLIS

WORLD HEATH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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This is the World Health Organization (WHO) library catalogue. It allows users to search through all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1985 to the present. Many references include a link to the full text on the Internet - including the text of many publications which not otherwise free of charge. A simple or detailed search facility is available

Creating an accessible website

WHOISHOSTINGTHIS.COM

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Tips for creating an accessible website are presented. It advises to begin the project with accessibility in mind, to structure HTML properly and to preserve functionality for visitors using just a keyboard. In the working with visual content section, tips provided include: not depending on colour alone, not using CSS to convey critical information, offering alternative to audio and video content, using descriptive link text and using ARIA roles. Links are provided and additional resources listed. 

The International Journalists' Network (IJNet)

THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS' NETWORK

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The International Journalists' Network (IJNet) a prominent resource for the media assistance community. It is an online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators, or anyone else with an interest in news media around the world. IJNet lists upcoming health journalism related workshops, seminars, fellowships and awards. It also links to a wide range of training materials, information on media laws, media ethics organisations in differnet countries, and has facilities for users to post their resources and for discussion

Inclusion International : linking local voices to global change

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The purpose of the website is to present best practices, provide useful online resources and tools, and provide the latest information on advocating for the human rights of people with disabilities. Priority areas include: inclusive education, poverty reduction, children and families, the millenium development goals and the UN Disability Convention. This website is also available in French and Spanish and would be useful for anyone with an interest in inclusion, family based organisations and disability and development

Accommodating individuals with disabilities in the provision of disaster mass care, housing, and human services

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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This document is a reference guide for disaster relief planners and service providers. It is intended to outline the legal standards relating to equal access for disabled people. Specifically, this resource describes access requirements that relate to mass care, housing and human services. A key feature of this resource, is a glossary and summary of relevant US legislation and law. This would be useful for anyone interested in disability and disaster situations

Adaptech

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This website is sponsored by the Adaptech Research Network, which consists of teams of academics, students and consumers. They conduct research on computer technology utilised by disabled students in Canadian colleges and universities. This website chronicles their work and shares their findings. Useful for anyone with an interest in assistive technologies and disability

Adaptech research network

ADAPTECH RESEARCH NETWORK

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Adaptech research network consists of a team of academics, students and consumers who conduct research involving college and university students with a variety of disabilities in Canada. Their goal is to provide empirically based information to assist and inform decision making that ensures that new policies and new information and communication technologies reflect the needs and concerns of a variety of stakeholders. Specifically their areas of focus are use and accessibility of information and communication technologies in postsecondary education, facilitators and barriers to academic success, and free or inexpensive software useful to students with various disabilities. The network’s website presents general information about the network and team, their research and related publications, and a database of free or inexpensive software and hardware for Windows, Mac, and Apple

Child friendly cities initiative

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

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This website is a knowledge base for the global Child Friendly Cities (CFC) Initiative. It contains the CFC Database, which collects information on the role played by local governance systems in the areas of child rights, child participation and services for children; a CFC toolkit, which offers a definition of a CFC, examples of good practice and successful methods from around the world, a framework for action and key references

Social protection

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ODI)

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This website seeks to share information, raise awareness and advocate for an increased role for social protection issues in development programmes. It is an outlet for disseminating research on policy instruments that promote legislation to address inequality and alleviate poverty. This resource would be useful to anyone with an interest in development, social protection and policy development

The body : the complete HIV/AIDS resource

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This website has information relating to diagnosis, treatment and living with HIV. While it is largely US focused, there is a section on HIV around the world, which is divided into geographic regions and provides; statistics, an overview, and information about specific populations

HIV testing and counselling

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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This website provides the latest WHO and UNAIDS guidelines on voluntary counselling and testing programmes, as well as information about diagnostics, policy and advocacy documents, training materials, technical documents, resources about related topics and country and regional resources

The Micronutrient Initiative

THE MICRONUTRIENT INITIATIVE

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This site includes Micronutrient Initiative publications, news about Micronutrient Initiative programmes, and general new items relating to micronutrients. The Micronutrient Initiative works to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the world’s most vulnerable populations

Disabilities among refugees

WOMEN'S REFUGEE COMMISSION

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This website section provides information about disabilities among refugees. It highlights general information, statistics and recent publications. This resource is useful to anyone interested in disabilities and refugees

The disability archive UK

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The aim of the Disability Archive UK is to provide access to the writings of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible in the public domain, to help inform current and future debates on disability and related issues

Mental health, poverty & development

MENTAL HEALTH AND POVERTY PROJECT (MHaPP)

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This website contains many resources relating to the inter-relationship between mental health, poverty and development. It contains useful resources, information sheets, publications, journal and conference databases, key organisations and contacts, press releases and media coverage of the issues

Alliance for human research protection

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This is the website of a national US network of lay people and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to minimising the risks associated with such endeavours and to ensuring that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected. It contains updated news, relevant topic sections and a research database. Links to related resources are provided. This website is useful for people who are interested in ethical medical research issues in the United States

WASLI : World Association of Sign Language Interpreters

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This website highlights information about the association, its history, the aims, the structure and membership. Information is provided about national associations, interpreter trainings and accreditations, research/reference links, related newsletters and conferences. A summary page provides details of the website content in a range of different languages

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