Organisations

Community Health Works of San Francisco

USA

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1600 Holloway Avenue
HSS 301
San Francisco 94132

Focuses on the health of low income communities, in particular in the health of colored and immigrant communities. It is committed to the diversification of the health care workforce and the elimination of health disparities. Their programmes include the first college-based certificate for community health workers in the USA; an urban health oriented Drug and Alcohol Counsellor training programme; a programme to reintegrate internationally trained health professionals who have immigrated to the USA into the US health system; an urban asthma partnership; and the Regional Health Occupations Resource Centre, which disseminates innovative educational programmes to San Francisco Bay Area regional community colleges

CEDRO

Peru

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Roca y Bologna 271
Miraflores
Lima 18

CEDRO's objectives are to promote education and information on all aspects of the drugs problem, highlighting its causes and consequences, in order to contribute to the prevention of abuse. CEDRO believes that the problem of drugs is related, among other causes, to poverty and lack of alternatives. CEDRO has anresource centre that is open to the public

Enterpriseworks Worldwide

USA

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1828 L Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington DC 20036

Enterprise Works Worldwide generates economic growth and fights poverty in Afirca, Asia and Latin America through market-based development programmes that promote profitablity, environmentally sustainable microenterprises. By systematically improving production, processing and marketing, EnterpriseWorks helps small-scale farmers and manufacturers increase productivity, expand operations, form new regional and international business links, and ultimately capture more of the value of their products EnterpriseWorks focuses on five progrsmme areas: Coffee and tree crops, Energy, Farming & Food Processing, Livestock, and Natural Products

Centro Coordinator de Evangelización y Realidad Social (CECODERS)

Costa Rica

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P O Box 155-1011
Y Griega, San José

An official institution of the Catholic Church, CECODERS was created in 1985 with the purpose of doing socio-religious research, advising on the pastoral planning of parishes and dioceses, and attending to various social sectors from the perspective of the Social Doctrine. Since then CECODERS has carried out numerous surveys, it has taken part in the planning of diverse parochial churches and dioceses, and it has developed training, formaiton and support programs for parochial communities, labour unions, and groups of different natures, including HIV/AIDS patients. CECODERS resource centre is open to the public

Grupo de Apoio e Prevencao a AIDS-Bahia (GAPA-BA)

Brazil

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Rua Colômbia 44
Boqueirão
Santos - SP

GAPA Bahia aims to contribute to the reduction in the level of HIV; to offer psychosocial support to people living with HIV; to press for the respect of human rights in social policies and to respond to AIDS within their public health programmes. They run a telephone hotline; distribute free condoms to low income communities; produce publications; have a resource library that is open to the public; run publicity campaigns; and train school teachers in AIDS education. Specific education campaigns are with low-income sectors, trade unions, men who have sex with men, sex workers and NGO training. They provide pre- and post-test counselling, occupational therapy for PWAs and a legal advice service for PWAs

Grupo Venancia

Nicaragua

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PO Box 229
de la Iglesia Guadalupe 1 1/2
Matagalpa

Grupo Venancia is a women's organisation working on issues such as health and violence. They also work with girls and young women. The resource centre is open to the public.
Member of the Network of Women of the North (Red de Mujeres del Norte), Lucila - Network of Women against Violence (Red de Mujeres contra la Violencia) and Network of Matagalpa Women (Red de Mujeres de Matagalpa).

Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)

India

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Supath-II, B-Block, 3rd Floor, Opp. Vadaj Bus Terminus,
Ashram Road, Vadaj, Ahmedabad-380013
Ahmedabad 380 004
Gujarat

CHETNA aims to empower children to become active partners for for their own, their families and communities' health and development; to enhance adolescents and women's health status by empowering them to gain control over their own health and development concerns; to support organisations that work in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, through strengthening their capacities to implement and manage affective health education and development programmes for children, adolescents and women. The CHETNA resource centre is open to the CHETNA staff and students CHETNA are partners in the Communication for Health India Network (CHIN). CHETNA regularly develops need based publications - primarily in Gujarati, Hindi and English. The material is extensively, field-tested and efforts are made to ensure that it is gender sensitive, easy to understand and use, as well as relevant. To enhance the readability and ensure that it is user friendly, the text is written creatively in form of story/song/drama etc. and accompanied by attractive illustrations. The publications are widely disseminated throughout India, and can also be ordered online.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

Thailand

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37/1 Soi Petchburi 15
Petchburi Rd
Bangkok 10400

PATH is an international NGO dedicated to improving health and family planning services in developing countries by the development, adaptation and production of appropriate technological and communication materials. PATH directs an HIV/AIDS education and prevention project for Injecting drug users. It is also developing HIV/AIDS counselling material and workshops for all sectors of society. PATH finances the development of locally produced contraceptives and new testing technology. The resource centre is not open to the public

AIDS Awareness Group (AAG)

India

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119 Humayun Pur
Safdarjang Enclave
New Delhi 110 029

AAG wants to contribute towards minimising human suffering in the fields of women and health, domestic violence, STD/AIDS, and violations of Human Rights. Its objectives are: Enhancing AIDS awareness in people, at all levels - jail, brothels, informal sector slums, schools and colleges. Provinding family, legal and crisis counselling both for people with AIDS and others, and for people in distress (victims of domestic violence). Carrying out research and producing papers / literature on misuse of laws in India. Conducting a De-addiction and Rehab Programme for Juvenile prisoners in Central Jail 5, Tihar. The AAG resource centre is open to the public

Voluntary Health Services Society (VHSS)

Bangladesh

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273 Baitul Aman Housing Society
Road No.1, Adabar
Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207

VHSS aims to help advance health policies and priority issues in Bangladesh by promoting need orientated activities that are appropriate, realistic and equitable in partnership with NGOs and Government organisations to achieve optimum Health for All. The VHSS resource centre is open to the public

International Nursing Services Ass, India (INSA/INDIA)

India

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5/1 Benson Cross Road Benson Town, Bangalore Karnataka 560046

The organisation trains trainers to establish need based health development and AIDS prevention projects in remote areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The training programmes conducted offer follow-up services to each trainee in their place of work and establishes a long term relationship with the trainee. The training programme deals with all aspects of health.

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Sri Lanka

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Kåie House
241 Beach Road
Hendala
Wattala

Aims to see happiness, promote justice and freedom, lift the stigmatisation of labelling, promote understanding and promote coping mechanisms within the community

SOMA (Social Organisation for Mental Health Action)

India

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PO Box 6116, Trivandrum
Kerala - 695 041

SOMA aims to: develop and implement programmes in the areas of health, environment and development; initiate sustainable development programmes for the needy and to initiate research, capacity building programes and development management programmes. SOMA has a small resource centre that is open to the public

Mount Horeb Glory Ministry (Individual)

India

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House 1-3-447/A/3
Kavadiguda
Hyderabad 500080

The Ministry aims to undertake social service works by opening social service camps to serve the poor and deserving; mainly rural folk. Priorities are: HIV/AIDS prevention activitites and medical aid; Public health education centres and information exchange programmes

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