Organisations

International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD)

UK

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44 London Road
Oxford OX3 7PD

Principal aims: to inprove dermatologic care (skin care) in rural areas of developing countries; Toteach auxiliary health care workers. They have two models: a two-year university diploma & training over a few days for health care workers. They assist in the establishment of Regional Dermatological Training Centers, all purpose basic facilities which serve large rural populations. The agenda includes the management of skin diseases. STDs, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, skin wounds, burns, ulcerations and disfigurement due to skin failure. The resource centre is open to the public upon demand

Population Council

USA

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One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States

The Population Council conducts research in over 50 countries to address critical health and development issues. Their work allows couples to plan their families and chart their futures. They help people avoid HIV infection and access life-saving HIV services. They also empower girls to protect themselves and have a say in their own lives.

The Council's capabilities include:

IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE to identify service-delivery challenges and test solutions that improve family planning, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS services, and programs for adolescent girls;


POLICY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS that provide data needed by national governments and international bodies to develop evidence-based health and development policies;


DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS to document the significance of the link between population and development;


BASIC BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH on new contraceptive and HIV-prevention compounds and delivery systems, as well as research to understand how HIV is transmitted sexually;


DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS that enable men and women to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and disorders of the reproductive system;


CLINICAL TRIALS of promising products to determine their efficacy and safety;


PRODUCT INTRODUCTION to ensure that technologies developed by the Council are available to the poorest and most vulnerable people worldwide.

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.

Cente for Societal Development Studies Library, Atma Jaya Catholic University

Indonesia

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Jl Jend Sudirman 51
Kotak Pos 2639
Jakarta 10001

The CSDS Library should be able to perform as an effective and intelligent communication medium and thus become a significant and active part of a global information system and research network. This means that it should have the ability to: (1) Monitor a broad range of factors, namely, the present research topics of the CSDS's staff and researchers elsewhere; (2) facilitate the physical and intelectual accessability of the above mentioned resources; (3) provide local resources for access by other users; & (4) support national and international collaboration in research and publications activities. The CSDS resorce centre is open to the public

Resource Centre for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC)

Nepal

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PO Box 117
Kathmandu

RECPHEC's objectives are to provide information easily to information seekers; to provide information via its newsletter to grassroots health workers (the newsletters are called Bhalalkwari and Women's Health); and to advocate to policy makers and programme planners for health rights and health systems. The resource centre is open to the public

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

Tribhuvandas Foundation (TF)

India

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69, Rajodpura
Nr Chikhodra Rly Crossing
Anand 388 001

The TF are an integrated rural health NGO linked with milk cooperative infrastructure in Anand/Kheda districts of Gujarat, India. Its majors aims are as follows: (1) Provision of Health Care through village health workers for women and children specifically, using the primary health care approach; (2) non formal education for pre-school children. (3) income generating activities for women (patchwork). (4) environmental sanitation. Its overall objective is to improve the health of women and children in the villages of Anand/Kheda districts

Community Development Unit of Bethesda Hospital

Indonesia

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Jl. Jend. Sudirman 70
Yogyakarta 55224

Goal: CD Bethesda will work in the community for 7-10 years. During this time the community will understand their problem and root of the problem structurally and functionally. Indicator: a decrease of IMR, incidence of disease along with increase in income and establishment of the community based resourse strategey system

Ford Foundation

Indonesia

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PO Box 2030
Jakarta 10020

The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Our goals are to: Strengthen democratic value Reduce poverty and injustice Promote international cooperation Advance human achievement Resource centre open to the public

Gujarat AIDS Awareness and Prevention Unit of ISRCDE (GAP-ISRCDE)

India

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B-01 SiddhaChakra Apartments
Prilam Nagai, Ellisbridge
Gujarat, Ahmedabad 380006

GAP is the lead NGO for the people and other organisations in the field of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. It works to raise the information level and awareness of HIV/AIDS and sexual health, influence on attitude, opinion, policy, prevention and professional practice. It is a resource for advise, information, advocacy and expertise. Collaborating with other organisations of India and abroad GAP aims to create an understanding towards all those affected by HIV/AIDS. The GAP resource centre is open to the public

Yayasan Kerti Praja (YKP)

Indonesia

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Jalan Raya Sesetan
No 270
Denpasar
Bali

Aims to prevent infectious and non-infectious diseases in the community; to provide affordable clinical services for low-middle income groups; to demonstrate a more effective health care delivery system and other community development through operations research; and to provide assistance to other organisations in behavioural reseach, project design and evaluation. The resource centre is open to the public

Spastics Society of India|National Resource Centre for Inclusion (NRCISS)

India

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Bandra Reclamation
K.C. Marg
Bandra (West)
Mumbai 400 050

The organisation networks with organisations working towards rehabilitation, including the disabled, cancer and leprosy patients, women and substance abusers. NCCP, SSI has disabled staff and board members. They have a resource centre which is open to the public and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone

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