Management Sciences for Health (MSH)|The Manager's Electronic Resource Centre


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784 Memorial Drive
Massachusetts 02139-4613

MSH, a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.  Founded in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.

Water Action (WACT)


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PO Box 13367
Addis Ababa

Aims: Support the integration of health education and sanitation programmes with water supply activities to protect the community from water borne and communicable diseases. To tackle the problem of water water of those most vulnerable and needy communities. Reduce the suffering of rural women by alleviating the drudgery of fetching water. Assist participatory environmental protection programmes and small scale irrigation development in order to combat land degredation and increase food production.

Malaria Consortium


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The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases  among vulnerable populations.

Our mission is to improve lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health.

Nigerian Medical Forum UK (NMF)


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65 Warden Hill Road
Luton LU2 7AE

Supplements the effort of the government and health professionals in Nigeria and West Africa to improve the healthcare system and the dissemination of health information and education

Child Health Unit (CHU)

South Africa

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46 Sawkins Rd
Rondebosch 7700

CHU aims to promaote the health of children; raise awareness of child health issues; and promote equality in child health. It aims to do this by means of service and outreach; education and training; action-orietated research; and policy development and advocacy

Girls' Power Initiative (GPI)


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PO Box 3663
UNICAL Post Office

GPI trains adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 18 on issues of sexuality, humanrights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as equipping them with leadership, economic and other life management skills to cope with growing up, enabling them to live an empowered womanhood. The training is aimed at laying the basis to ensure their enjoyment of healthy sexuality and womanhood while taking positive actions towards the realisation of social and gender justice for future generations. Its resource centre is open to the public

African Center for Women (ACW)


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PO Box 3001
Addis Ababa

The overall objective of the centre is to mainstream gender issues into politics, programmes, and structures of member countries and to promote the empowerment of women so that they play a more effective and significant role on political, social and economic life

ISIS - Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (ISIS-WICCE)


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PO Box 4934

Runs an action oriented women's resource centre which was started in 1974. The organisation is committed to fairness, equality and justice in all human relationaships. Promotes the empowerment of women and the flow of information and ideas which lead to gender sensitivity and equal opportunity at all levels. The organisation's objectives are to influence policy makers and civil sociey towards gender sensitivity and equal opportunity at all levels; to cultivate mutually beneficial networking relationships with organisations at the national, regional and international levels; to adopt innovative means of information sharing; and to repackage and disseminate information for the different target groups. Resource centre open to the public