Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)


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525 23rd Street NW
Washington DC 20037

PAHO/WHO works with member countries to… 
… face the threat and reality of pandemic influenza
… be prepared for chemical, radiological and technological disasters
… cope with climate change, a worldwide phenomenon that is altering the magnitude and frequency of disasters.​

PAHO  is committed to improve disaster preparedness in the health sector and support countries in their response to health needs.

Bernard van Leer Foundation|Effectiveness Initiative


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Eisenhowerlaan 156
2517 KP
The Hague

The Effectiveness Initiative: In January 1999 the Bernard van Leer Foundation and partner organisations in the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development initiated a three year investigation known as the Effectiveness Initiative (EI). The overall goals within this effort are to investigate what makes an effective programme work, and to initiate an international dialogue on effectiveness that deepens our understanding of how to create and/or support effective programming for young children and families.
The EI effort is grounded in the in depth study of ten specific programmes. It is also designed to be a cross-site, cross-agency collaboration and exchange that stimulates on going dialogue about effective programming. Furthermore, it is designed to test the application of qualitative research methods, well tested in other development arenas, to the field of international ECD. The goals of this effort are two-fold: to gain deeper insights into what makes ECD programmes effective, and to activate international dialogue on effectiveness that takes us, as ECD professionals, beyond our present scant measures and indicators of programme success

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)


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21 Portland Place

The WFSA is dedicated to improving patient care around the world.  The WFSA  works with the World Health Organisation (WHO), with governments, with other standard setters, with surgical organisations, with NGOs, with hospitals and with training centres and welcome partnerships with organisations that support safe surgery and recognise that safe anaesthesia is an essential element of the same.

  • ​Support and Promote a focus on the availability, safety and quality of anaesthesiology
  • Develop and strengthen and skills and knowledge of anaesthesiologists
  • Invest in innovation and research that supports universal access to safe anaesthesia
  • Promote global standards in anaesthesiology and the well being of our professionals.