Organisations

Dorothy Duncan Centre for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (DDC)

Zimbabwe

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4 Cecil Road Greendale
POAmby
Harare

DDC to generally provide resources for, and to promote the welfare and interests of the blind and physically handicapped, and to do all such things as may be incidental or conducive to their attainment. Also work in neighbouring African countries when requested. The DDC resource centre is open to the public. The hospital contains 19 beds

Child-To-Child Kenya

Kenya

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PO Box 19859
Nairobi

Aims to promote and preserve the health of communities worldwide by encouraging and enabling children to play an active and responsible role in the health and development of themselves, other children, their families and the community at large. the resource centre is open to the public

National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda (NACWOLA)

Uganda

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PO Box 70574
Kampala

NACWOLA's aim is to improve the quality of life of women living with HIV/AIDS. It objectives are to offer psycho-social support to AIDS affected children; to economically empower HIV positive women to reduce their vulnerability and dependency; to advocate for women living HIV through the publication of newsletters, drama and community sensitisation; to network with other NGOs, PLWA groups nationally and internationally. A core aspect of NACWOLA's work is the Memory Project. This involves training, counselling, running clinics for women, and carrying out activities to bridge the communicaiton gap between women and their children. The NACWOLA resource centre is open to the public

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Lebanon

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P.O. Box 11-8575, Riad el-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon

ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory.

ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

ESCWA comprises 18 Arab countries:Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel)

Israel

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9 Dror St.,
Jaffa-Tel Aviv 68135,
Israel

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of some 300 physicians, medical professionals and human rights activists, whose aim is to ensure equal adequate health services for all people under Israeli responsibility, irrespective of race, nationality, language, legal status, health condition, age, or any other premises. PHR - Israel works via direct intervention and advocacy to provide equal services for Palestinians, migrant workers, detainees, prisoners and female victims of domestic violence as well as working to afect general health policy in Israeli law. The PHR - Israel library is opoen to the public. They also run an open clinic for migrant workers

Christian Aid Resources Centre

UK

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35 Lower Marsh
PO Box 100
London SE1 7RT

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is the greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations to undestand local needs. It strives for a new world, transformed by an end to poverty, and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor
The Christian Aid resources centre has a collection of more than 5,000 books and 90 journals, specialising in economic and social development. The subject areas covered include HIV/AIDS, agriculture, environment, poverty reduction, gender, conflict, emergencies, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), capacity building, trade issues and land reform. There is a fully searchable database of 17,000 records, including books, documents, journals, videos, articles, websites and archive materials (not available through the website). The services are targeted at Christian Aid staff, but visitors with an appointment are welcome. The library is open Monday - Friday, 10am - midday, and 2 pm - 4pm

Centre for International Child Health (CICH)

UK

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Institute for Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

Specialises in teaching and research in mother and child health and community-based rehabilitation in less developed countries. The CICH runs MSc, diploma as well as shorter courses which are designed for health workers in middle and senior management of community health programmes in developing countries. Source, the resource centre, run in collaboration with Healthlink Worldwide and Handicp International has an extensive range of materials about health issues affecting developing countries, and also houses the Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC) bookshop. Source is open to the general public

King's Fund

UK

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11-13 Cavendish Square
London W1M 0AN

The King's Fund works to improve the health of Londoners, with specific reference to reducing health inequalities, promoting the benefits of diversity and incresing the public's voice on health policy and practice. The King's Fund resource centre is open to the public

Order of St. John

UK

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Priory House
25 St John's Lane
London EC1M4PP

Aims ot prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people of all races and creeds anywhere in the world. The order works through its two foundations, St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem and the St John Ambulance

Pesticides Aciton Network UK

UK

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The Brighthelm Centre
North Road
Brighton
BN1 1YD

PAN Uk promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without harm to food producers and agricultural workers. PAN UK is an independent, non-profit organisation working nationally and internationally with like-minded groups and individuals concerned with health, environment and development. It aims to eliminate the hazards of pesticides; reduce dependence on pesticides and prevent unnecessary expansion of their use; and increase the sustainable and ecological alternatives to chemical pest control. It runs a resource centre that is open to the public

Centre for International Co-operation & Appropriate Technology (CICAT)|Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

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PO Box 5048
Delft

Responsible for the promotion and coordination of the Delft University of Technology's efforts in the field of development cooperation. CICAT's main activities are associated with inter-institutional linkages in which different academic partners in the Netherlands cooperate with one or more research institutes abroad. CICAT can provide technical assistance with engineering activities, especially water management, sanitation and construction engineering. The focus of the Documentation Centre collection is on the technological aspects of development cooperation. The resource centre is open to the public

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