Organisations

Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation and Research Centre

India

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Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust
Karkardooma
Vikas Marg
Delhi-110 092

Amar Jyoti provides rehabilitation services with the following objectives: creating opportunities for education, medical care, vocational training and employment of disabled people; organising integrated cultural and sports activities for all round development; mainstreaming disabled people for equality and dignity. Its activities include the organisation of mass contact programmes, awareness generation through health Melas (fairs), pilot study programmes resulting in early intervention, and the dissemination of health education through puppet shows, street theatres, handbills and posters. Its resource centre is not open to the public
Amar Jyoti prints the Hindi edition of Disability Dialogue (Akshamata Samrad) and the newsletter Reaching Out
Amar Jyoti documents lessons learned through its work by writing time bound reports and taking photographs. Key lessons that have been learned learned are the importance of community and family acceptance of disabled people and the importance of providing disabled people with information on health, medical and rehabilitation services. Knowledge and experience sharing is done with most NGOs working in operational area. Sharing lessons learned takes place through the placement of foreign experts in the organisation, workshops for staff development organised by foreign agencies and its through publications

PRAYAS

India

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Amrita Clinic, Athawale Corner
Deccan Gymkhana, Near Sambhaji Bridge
Pune 411004, Maharashtra State

Prayas is concerned with applying its professional knowledge and skills to understand the issues afflicting society, especially concerning HIV/AIDS, energy, learing and parenthood. Its activities - research, policy analysis, information dissemination, public interest advocacy, skill development and provision of counselling - are geared to the objective of equipping the afflicted and facilitating people's own action. Prayas have a resource centre that is open to the public

Gabriela - Department of Women's Health and Services

Philippines

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PO Box 4386
Manila 2800

Gabriela is an umbrella organisation which campaigns for women and children's issues. It is primarily an advocay group which consists of professional women. They are involved in HIV primarily from a health perspective, especially that of prevention and care. Resource Centre is open to the public

Health Action Information Network (HAIN)

Philippines

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26 Sampaguita Avenue
Mapayapa Village II
Capitol District 1127
Quezon City

HAIN believes that health is a basic human right. Health is a development issue with economic, political and cultural dimensions. People must have access to accurate and up to date health information. HAIN is committed to people's empowerment through active and full involvement in decision-making. It works towards uplifting people's health by enabling them to access accurate health infomaiton so that they can make their own decisions and advocate for their rights. HAIN's resource centre is open to the public
HAIN were the producers of the regional edition of AIDS Action until 2003. They now produce Health Alert. HAIN is a key partner in the Communicating for Advocacy project

National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)

Philippines

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PO Box 2943 Manila
2/F SRA Annex
North Avenue
Quezon City

Povides policy leadership and coordination in disability issues and concerns; provides support to and creates opportunies for capability building programmes for people with disabilities (PWDs), their families and communities; advocates for a "rights based" approach in helping PWDs and informs the public about disability concerns; monitors and evaluates programmes/projects for PWDs; conducts research and studies on disability concerns maintains a data bank and referral system; provides technical assistance to heads of government departments on the concerns, views and needs of PWDs; and establishes international linkages for resource generation and exchange of information and expertise. Its resource centre is open to the public

Acupuncture Therapeutic and Research Center (ATRC)

Philippines

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82-A Malakas Street
Diliman
Quezon City

ATRC's objectives are to make acupuncture and other forms of traditional medicine more accessible, to define scientifically the therapeutic and preventative capabilities and limitations of these procedures and to encourage acupuncture and traditional medicine in community-based health programmes where appropriate. The ATRC resource centre is open to the public

China Disabled Person's Social Service Advisory Center (CDPSSAC)

China

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PO Box 2619
Beijing

In charge of making and implementing the Work Programme for Disabled Persons During the Period of the 10th Five Year National Development Plan, 2001-2005. Disseminates rehabilitation information; offers all kinds of rehabilitation services; has set up a group of national experts to guide the functional training in families, communities and organisations all over China. Also runs various training workshops and conduct applied research projects and international cooperation projects

Media Matters

India

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Plot 400 Sai Section
Ambernath 421501
Maharashtra

Aims to create awareness of and motivate people towards participatory voluntary work for development; to document analyse and disseminate information about developmental efforts; to work for in the field of media documentation research, experimentation, development, producton and dissemination; to intervene in poor communtiies and work on rights based issuess; and to network with organisations and individuals to strengthen the development process. The resource centre is open to the public

HealthServe|[Formerly MMA HealthServe]

UK

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Christian Medical Fellowship
Partnership House
157 Waterloo Road

Mobilises christian healthcare professionals from the UK to use their skills where needed worldwide; acts as an information resource centre for health professionals and students working or seeking to work overseas; and networks professionals, organisations and projects together to share their skills and expertise. Resource centre open to the public

IMPACT

UK

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151 Western Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 3LH

Impact's aim is that no-one should become disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services. With effective delivery of today's know-how, it believes that, given the will and resources, it should be possible to reduce by one third the incidence of avoidable disability in developing countries, while at the same time helping to break the link between ageing and disability in industrialised countries like their own

Y Care International (YMCA)

UK

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3-9 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HY

The international development agency of the YMCA movement. Focuses on the needs and contributions of young people in the developing world, who face the severest of economic and social conditions. They aim to provide financial support for projects that aim to promote self-sufficiency. Funds are chanelled through local YMCAs, which develop projects with their local communities. They aim to broaden the opportunities available to marginalised young people and enable them to escape the poverty trap. They also aim to raise the awareness of development issues in the UK

Ministry of Health

Tanzania

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PO Box 9083
Dar Es Salaam

Formulates policy and health legislation. Plans and implements public health related interventions including proper hygiene and sanitation, immunisation of children under 5, health services for women of child-bearing age, and helath education to ensure healthy lifestyles and health practices. Provides training to key health workers. Coordinates and oversees the provision of clinical services

African Council of AIDS Service Organisations (AFRICASO)

Senegal

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B P 3370
54 Rue Carnot
Dakar

Aims to strengthen and network among organisations and groups working on HIV/AIDS at the national and regional levels; advocate for the interests of communittes and community-based organisations working on HIV/AIDS and to promote the development of the capacity of the AIDS service organisations to lobby for their interests; and exchange and facilitate the sharing of appropriate, practical and timely information in HIV/AIDS with and among organisations working onHIV/AIDS in Africa. The resource centre is open to the public

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