Organisations

Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu (SPASTN)

India

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Opp. T.T.T.I., Taramani Road
Chennai 600 113
Tamil Nadu

SPASTN has disabled members of staff and management. SPASTN's technical support consists of a multidisciplinary team of a special educator, physiotherapist and a speech therapist who extend their services to other NGOs and screening camps for assessment and intervention. One year postgraduate and undergrad uate courses, as well as short courses are offered to government workers. Tailor made courses are offered to other NGOs. SPASTN activities include the production of paper-based special furnitur e; the distribution of prosthetic and orthotic devices, special seating, jams, jellies, sauces, candles, shirts, leather goods; hospital based newborn screening. The organisation has a resource centre and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone. The resource centre is not open to the public

South India AIDS Action Programme (SIAAP)

India

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4 First Street
Kamaraj Avenue
Adyar
Chennai 600 020

SIAAP's aim is to help communities affected by HIV/AIDS to cope with the epidemic. Its objectives are to assist the development of community organisations as a complement to the NGO sector; improve the quality of service delivery through development and implementation of specific services; to influence policy towards better practice in HIV; to strengthen the community networks of people affected by HIV/AIDS; and to develop a centre of professional trainers for HIV in the region. The resource centre is open to the public

Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT)

Thailand

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8 Soi Vibhavadi-Rangsit 44
Ladyao
Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900

PPAT's objectives are to provide information, guidance, counselling, education and training about family planning, reproductive/sexual health, sex education, family life education, empowerment of women and quality of life development for the general public and more specifically its target groups. It also aims to stimulate and promote the individual's responsibility toward their families in order to improve the quality of life of each family and community, and the country as a whole. It has a network of 7 clinics. The resource centre is open to the public

Community Based Rehabilitation Development and Training Centre (CBRDTC)

Indonesia

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CBR Centre
LU Adisucipto KM7, Colomadu
Surakarta 57176

CBR is involved in efforts to change community behaviour (attitudes, knowledge and skills ), including that of people with disabilities, to enable the community to participate effectively in programmes concerning disability issues and the improvement of the quality of life of PWDs. The resource centre is open to the public

Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)

Malaysia

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PO Box 10687
50722 Kuala Lumpur

The aims and objectives of MAB are to help visually impaired persons to overcome their visual problems; to prepare them for a vocation; to secure gainful employment and to be independent; to upgrade their quality of life and provide opportunities for full integration; to inform and create public awareness of the needs and capabilities of persons with visual impairment; and to help prevent blindness. The resource centre is open to public

Jimma University

Ethiopia

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P O Box 378
Jimma

University with five faculties: Medical Sciences; Public Health; Business; Technology; and Agriculture. Also runs a busy 250 bed rural hospital. Aims to support and educate staff to supply appropriate services. The Resource Centre is not open to the public

Walio Katika Mapambano na AIDS Tanzania (WAMATA)

Tanzania

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PO Box 33279
Dar es Salaam

WAMATA deals with HIV transmission. AIms include: the reduction of social, pathological, psychological, legal and humnan rights problems for people living with HIV/AIDS; An increase in the institutions capacity in counselling and home based care services; Institutional support; Monitoring and evaluation of performance facilities with WAMATA branches. The WMATA resource centre is open to the public

Rural Libraries and Resources Development Programme (RLRDP)

Zimbabwe

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PO Box 439
Bulawayo

The organisation seeks to facilitate the establishment of rural information resource centres/libraries through the training of librarians and the placement of relevent reading materials in centres for use by all segments of the rural community. The RLRDP resource centre is open to the public

AIDS Community Based Outreach Services (ACOBOS)

Kenya

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P O Box 6316
Kiumu

Aims to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and communities. Its objectives are to reduce discriminationagainst PLWHAs and their families; to provide relevant and first hand information on HIV/AIDS to Kenyans involving PLAs; to provide comprehensive health to PLWAs their families; and teach skills to PLWHAs for income generation

Association SOS SIDA|Jeunesse Mobilisee

Burkina Faso

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01 B P 2162
Ougadougou 01

SOS SIDA aim to improve the education of rural and urban population on AIDS and Health and Sexual reproduction. Its objectives are: counselling and voluntary HIV depositing; medical, psychological and social caretaking of people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV fatherless children (children whose parents have died of AIDS). The SOS SIDA resource centre is open to the public

Family AIDS Caring Trust Masvingo (FACT)

Zimbabwe

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PO Box 1626
Masvingo

FACT is an AIDS service organisation providing a very wide range of services. These include orphan care, home based care, training and support of educators, trainers and the setting up of support groups for people living with AIDS. It provides health care from its clinic and free medication to people who can not afford to pay. It is also involved in advocacy and lobbying policy makers to provide better health services to the public. The FACT clinic resource centre is open to the public

South African National Council in Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA)

South Africa

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PO Box 663
Auckland Park 2006
Johannesburg

SANCA strives to address alcohol and other drug problems in South Africa through the provision of specialised, accessible and affordable prevention and treatment services to all South Africans, thereby enhancing the quality of life and restoring the self-respect and dignity of people affected by chemical substance abuse. The resource centre serves SANCA Alcohol and Drug Centres, the Institute for Heatlh Training and Development, Associate members of SANCA, tertiary institutions, professional social workers in training, private practitioners and the public of southern Africa. It operates on a fee-based system

Ahfad Centre for Reproductive Health, Family Planning and Eradication of Harmful Traditional Practices

Sudan

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PO Box 167
Ahfad University for Women
Omdurman

The health centre provides health care services for a large section in the community. The main aim is working in reproductive health issues, raising awareness to the community and working under a well established university, such as Ahfad University for women, aiming to attain the highest possible standards in health services, obtaining user satisfaction at an affordable cost

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC)

Tanzania

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PO Box 977
Ocean Road No 22
Dar es Salaam

This is an autonomous institution under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health. It has the mandate of initiating and coordinating nutrition interventions, as well as carrying out research and advising the government and related institutions on all matters concerning food and nutrition. Resource Centre open to the public

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