Organisations

Commonwealth Nurses Federation

UK

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c/o Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish House
London W1G 0RN

CNF aims to develop Commonwealth nursing networks; to collaborate with a range of bodies; to assist national nurses'associations to improve nursing standards and competencies; to assist nurses to develop leadership roles; and to influence the development of health policies in commonwealth countries

Health Unlimited

UK

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Unit 6 Park Place
12 Lawn Lane
London SW18 1UD

Health Unlimited supports poor people in their efforts to achieve better health and well-being. It gives priority to the most excluded and vulnerable, in particular indiginous people and communities affected by conflict and political instability. It works in Asia, Africa and Latin America on long term programmes to strengthen health systems and promote community health. Also works in development communications, particularly in the use of radio to address health issues

Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD)

UK

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Mortimer Market
Capper Street
London WC1E 6AU

A world-renowned centre of excellence dedicated to prevention treatment, training and research into tropical and travel related diseases, and employs some of the only specialist consultants in tropical diseases available through the National Health Service. The resource centre is not open to the public

Centre for International Child Health (CICH)

UK

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Institute for Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

Specialises in teaching and research in mother and child health and community-based rehabilitation in less developed countries. The CICH runs MSc, diploma as well as shorter courses which are designed for health workers in middle and senior management of community health programmes in developing countries. Source, the resource centre, run in collaboration with Healthlink Worldwide and Handicp International has an extensive range of materials about health issues affecting developing countries, and also houses the Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC) bookshop. Source is open to the general public

Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

UK

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24 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1AD

THET assists those who are responsible for training health care workers in the poorer countries of the world to reach their goals, so that they are able to prepare those who are being trained in the most appropriate and effective way for the tasks that they will be called to do, relevant to the needs of local communities. THET works with institutions and does not respond to individual applications for help. Much of the work of the Trust is to enable individuals to reach their goals set for them in the context of their home University or other instituation. To work with partners in Africa to strengthen healthcare training. By responding to their needs and working over long time scales we aim to help our partners to achieve their goals. Our work builds on the existing infrastructure and compliments the efforts of health authorities. We have been established for 15 years and have long term relationships with health institutions and professionals in over 8 african countries and with more than 18 UK hospital trusts.

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

UK

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International Planned Parenthood Federation
4 Newhams Row
London
SE1 3UZ

IPPF promotes the right of women and men, including young people, to decide freely the number and spacing of their children, and the right to the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health. It emphasises maternal and child health and works to promote safe motherhood. It recognises male needs and responsibilities, and actively encourages men's participantion in family planning and other sexual and reproductive health issues. It promotes and supports equal rights and empowerment for women. It recognises that young people have the right to sexual and reproductive health information, education, health, choice and confidentiality. Focuses on five priority areas, including adolescents, HIV/AIDS, abortion, access and advocacy. Publishes widely, and publications can be downloaded as free resources.

King's Fund

UK

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11-13 Cavendish Square
London W1M 0AN

The King's Fund works to improve the health of Londoners, with specific reference to reducing health inequalities, promoting the benefits of diversity and incresing the public's voice on health policy and practice. The King's Fund resource centre is open to the public

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

UK

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20 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0RN

The RCN is the voice of nursing in the UK. It is run by and for nurses. It campaigns on behalf of nurses and nursing and it is the leading player in the development of nursing practice and standards of care. It provides higher education, and promotes research, quality and practice development through the RCN institute. Its resource centre is not open to the public

University of Manchester|Faculty of Education

UK

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Primary Health Care Courses
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

Primary Health Care unit's main aim is to provide and teach two modules in Primary Health Care. One module focuses on Primary Health Care as Education for Development in which the students examine the nature and causes of ill health from historical, political, socio-economic and international perspectives. The other module is on Participatory learning and Action for primary health care in which the students examine and criticise a range of approaches to education for health. The students are given the option of whole courses, advanced diploma or a masters degree. The Unit has a resource centre that is open to the public

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