Organisations

Cordaid

Netherlands

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PO Box 16440
2500BK The Haag

Cordaid is one of the biggest international development organisations. Together with more than a thousand local organisations, Cordaid fights poverty and injustice in over forty countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and the Netherlands. Cordaid works to create a permanent healthy, liveable environment and sufficient income for poor and vulnerable groups in cities in developing countries. Particular attention is paid to women, young people, the elderly and refugees. Cordaid is working in the themes of health and care, peace and conflict, access to markets, quality of urban life, the rights and care of marginalised groups, and HIV/AIDS

Education, Training and Development Practices (ETDP) SETA

South Africa

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PO Box 5734
Rivonia 2128

The primary function of the ETDP SETA is to facilitate skills development in the education, training and development (ETD) sector. They run a varity of courses, for example courses and units which can be taken in supporting children and adults living with HVI/AIDS in ECD settings. The elective unit is suitable for educators, caregivers and community workers working with adults and children in group, informal or family settings [see http://www.etdpseta.org.za/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=463 fro more information]

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Switzerland

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20 Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27

A leading advocate for worldwide action against AIDS. Its mission is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to the AIDS epidemic in a way that will prevent the spread of HIV, and provide care and support for those affected by the disease; reduce the vulnerability of individuals and communitites to HIV/AIDS; and alleviate the socio-economic and human impact of the epidemic

Family Health International (FHI)

USA

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PO Box 13950
Research Triangle Park
NC 27709

Works to improve reproductive and family health around the world through bio-medical and social science research, innovative health service delivery interventions, and training and information programmes. It works in partnership with universities, ministries of health and NGOs, conducting on-going projects in the USA and more than 40 developing countries. The resource centre is open to the public

STOPAIDS

UK

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STOPAIDS
Grayston Centre
28 Charles Square
London N1 6HT

STOPAIDS is the network of UK agencies working since 1986 to secure an effective global response to HIV and AIDS.

Formerly known as two separate organisations - UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development and the Stop AIDS Campaign - they were re-branded and re-launched in September 2013 as one merged organisation.  

Together with people with HIV, STOPAIDS fights for a global response that respects, protects and fulfils human rights improving HIV treatment, prevention, care and support of those suffering.

Disability Studies Unit (DSU)

Sri Lanka

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Faculty of Medicine
University of Kelaniya
PO Box 06
Ragama

DSU's aims and objectives are to promote CBR internationally and in Sri Lanka through education, research and disemination of information. DSU has disabled staff. DSU has a resource centre which is open to the public and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone. It also facilitates the training of speech and language therapists and conducts research on disability issues.

IPAS

USA

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PO Box 5027
Chapel Hill
NC 27516

Ipas has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion. Ipas's global and country programs include training, research, advocacy, distribution of equipment and supplies for reproductive-health care, and information dissemination. Publishes widely around women's health, reproductive health, abortion, adolescents, international health policies, and violence against women. Ipas has distributors in 30 countries worldwide. The complete contents of many Ipas publications and multimedia materials can be downloaded from the website. Printed copies of most publications are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

TILLA - Association of Women Living with HIV and AIDS (TILLA AWLHA)

Ethiopia

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PO Box 1041
SNNPR, Sidama ZOne
Awassa Town

Tilla Association of Women Living with HIV is a local NGO working towards fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia. TILLA believes that community awareness programmes are key to successful memory work. This includes involving men and fathers, guardians, child-headed households and extended families in the memory work activities. Cooperating with other interested NGOs and government organisations has also strengthened TILLA’s approach to memory work

Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa

South Africa

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School of Religion and Theology
New Arts Building University of KwaZulu-Natal
Golf Road
Scottsville
Pietermaritzburg

In Zulu sinomlando means: "we have a history". The Sinomlando Project started at the School of Theology, University of Natal, in 1994 and used the oral testimonies of indigenous people to develop an all-inclusive history of African christianity. Gradually, the scope of the project has broadened, to include other areas, applying the methodology to those sectors of society that need to recover their ‘silenced memory’. Currently Sinomlando is involved in research and training in areas such as HIV/AIDS, gender and family history. The Memory Box Project, which is one of the main components of Sinomlando, is an attempt to address, through the methodology of oral history, the psycho-social needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS

Kondwa Day Center for Orphans

Zambia

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Kondwa Day Centre Ng'ombe Compound P.O. Box 33652 Lusaka

The name Kondwa means "Be Happy." Kondwa is a day center, whose mission is to give hope to the lives of orphaned children in one of the most deprived areas of Lusaka, Zambia in Africa. Children from the ages of 3-9 years old, who have lost one or both parents, mostly to AIDS or HIV related disease, are provided with education, food, medical attention and love. Children in counseling workshops are encouraged to tell their stories and recount their memories. The process of remembering helps children to deal with loss, grief and transition. The center provides for the psycho-social and material needs of more than 90 children

HOPEHIV

UK

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PO Box 44350
London SW20 8XR

HOPEHIV seeks to offer children in sub-Saharan Africa who have been affected or infected by HIV/AIDS protection, psycho-social support and learning opportunities. It supports innovative and creative approaches aimed at making children and their communities more self-sufficient. It provides life skills, vocational training and education to help children become the future leaders. Offers psycho-social support to orphans and street children, and supports projects whose aim is to place children in either adoption or foster care homes

AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU)

South Africa

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Rm 4.29, 4th Floor
Leslie Social Science Bldg
Groote Schuur Campus, University of Cape Town
Rondebosch
Cape Town

ASRU supports qualitative and quantitative research on the social and economic dimensions of AIDS in South Africa. Its action research agenda originated in 2001 as the Memory Box Project - an intervention designed to help people come to terms with their diagnosis, disclose their HIV-status to their children and begin the process of succession planning. The focus of its research and projects has now shifted from 'preparing for death' to positive living. Current research initiatives engage with a number of related areas, such as stigma, sexual relationships in the age of AIDS, social and economic factors, influencing disclosure (of HIV-status to others), policy analysis with a focus on the rollout of antiretroviral treatment, impact of providing antiretroviral treatment on individuals and households

Together Against AIDS Positive Association (TAAPA)

Uganda

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P.O. Box 27066
Kampala

This is a local organisation, founded and run by PLWHA and working in the Wakiso District. Its activities include mobilization and sensitization of PLWHA, providing positive-living skills to PLWHA, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, training for the general community, providing skills to create and manage income-generating activities, support for primary school orphans and vulnerable children (school fees and scholastic materials), education on nutrition and palliative care, training community on “memory projects” and paralegal issues (rights and obligations)

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