Organisations

World Neighbors Inc

USA

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4127 NW 122
Oklahoma City
OK 73120

World Neighbors is a grassroots development organisation working in partnership with the rural poor in hundreds of villages throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. WN brings people together to solve their problems and meet theur basic needs. By supporting community self-reliance, leadership and organisation, WN helps people address the root cause of hunger, poverty and disease. Programme priorities are food production, community-based health, family planning, water and sanitation, environmental conservation, and small business

Asociacion Via Libra

Peru

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PO Box 0420
Lima 31

Aims to develop STD/HIV/AIDS primary prevention strategies; to improve the quality of life of people living with AIDS by providing them with integral health care program; and to promote and protect the human rights of people living with AIDS and their families; and to train health personnel in STDs/HIV/AIDS. The resource centre is open to the public

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

Civil-Military Alliance to combat HIV and AIDS (CMA)

Switzerland

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Route De L'Hopital 20
CH 1180 Rolle

CMA is a technical consulting group addressing HIV/AIDS prevention and training in the military, peacekeeping, police and prison sectors. The Alliance supports HIV/AIDS prevention, behaviour change and training among the "uniformed services", which covers the military, police, paramilitary and peacekeeping forces and the prison services, and their families and communities. The purpose of the Alliance is to promote inter-sectoral cooperationin combatting HIV/AIDS and sexually tranmitted infections through the promotion of effective prevention policies, strategies and training programmes in the uniformed services and emergency relief organisations

Instituto de Educacion y Salud (IES)

Peru

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Calle Republica de Chile 641
Lima 11
Jesus Mana

This is a development organisation that aims to improve the health of young people. It runs training programmes to build the knowledge and capacity of public, private and community organisations. It also works with the youth helping them to develop strategies and actions that improve their health. Its 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

Centro de Estudios Economicos y Sociales de la Juventud (CEPESJU)

Peru

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Coronel Zegarra 722
Jesus Maria
Lima 11

CESIP works for the strengthening of civil society and building skills for personal development, community leadership and management, and the exercising of citizens’ rights by women, children and adolescents. Its mission is to contribute to “building citizenship with equity.” CESIP constucts programmes for the benefit of children, adolencents and youth in order to better their chances of taking control of and making their own lives better. The CEPESJU resource centre is open to the public

Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW)

Dominican Republic

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PO Box 745
Roseau

The DNCW aim to: empower women and families with the knowledge of their rights to enable them to realise their full potential; provide daily counselling and accomodation to persons in crisis; and to assist in the improvement of the socio-economic situation of families through advocacy and practical means. The DNCW resource centre is open to the public

International People's Health Council (IPHC)

Nicaragua

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Apartado 3267
Managua

The IPHC is a world-wide informal coalition of people's health initiatives and socially progressive health groups and movements committed to working for the health and rights all people. The network is concerned with the politics of health. It is involved in advocacy and capacity building on themes of globalisation and health

Drug Action Service (DAS)

Bahamas

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N-7980
Nassau

DAS's objectives are to educate about professional issues; to train in order to enhance the skills and abilities needed to implement and maintatin a substance free environment in homes; to develop systems and networks of information and organisation of resources necessary for a substance free work place and work force; to consult and provide support for the establishment and maintenance of substance free work places and work forces; and to raise awareness about the input of alcohol and other in the work place and work force. The resource centre is not open to the public

St Lucia Planned Parenthood Association (SLPPA)

St Lucia

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21 Jermie Street
Castries

Its mission is to improe the quality of life of the St. Lucian people through family planning and reproductive/sexual health care. The association aims to safeguard the individual's right to make informed choices in regard to Sexual and reproducative health and advocate fot sound government policy to support reproductive rights

Group of Prevention of AIDS (GPSIDA)

Cuba

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Sanatorio Santiago de las Vegas
Carratera al Rincon Km 1 1/2
Boyeras
Cuidad de la Habana

GPSIDA's objectives are to contribute to social support to people affected and infected by HIV; to undertake educative actions to improve the quality of life of HIV+ people; to contribute to an increased knowledge of people about STDs and HIV/AIDS; to contribute to changing people's attitudes and behaviours to decrease their risk of infection; and to contribute to the development of positive attitudes towards people affected and infected by HIV. The small resource centre is not open to the public

Comite Regional de Promociónde Salud Comunitaria (CRPSC)

Nicaragua

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Apartido 3267
Managua

The Regional Committee for the Promotion of Community Health is a regional network of community-based organisations and movements. It promotes advocacy and training in Primary Health Care through its national coordinating organisation. Present activity is concerned with the defence of the right to health

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