Organisations

Centro Social NDSSA Semhora de BDM Parto|Casa Vida

Brazil

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Av Alvaro Ramos
366 CEP-03058-060
Sao Paulo

Suport shelter for HIV positive children. "Defender os directos da criança e do adolescente, garantindo, o exercício da cidadania contibuindo para o desenvolvimento integral da pessoa, realizando prácticas educacionais, assistenciais, diversificadas de acordo com o envolvimento da comunidade". English is second working language.

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

Instituto Peruano de Apoyo al Desarrollo Integral Comunitario (IPADIC)

Peru

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Miguel Iglesias #253
Cajamarca

IPADIC is a development NGO that aims to support integrated community development in the context of respect for life and nature. It works on agricultural work with respect for the environment, community health including traditional medicines and adult literacy. It works in urban, peri-urban and rural areas of Cajamarca Region. IPADIC operates in Spanish

CIPAC

Costa Rica

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Apartado 335-1002
Paseo de Los Estudiantes

CIPAC is an investigation into the situation and promotion of human rights of socially marginalised populations, in particular gays, lesbians and people living with HIV/AIDS. The CIPAC resource centre is open to the public

Community Action Resource (CARe)

Trinidad and Tobago

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41 New Street
Port of Spain

The mission is to enhance the quality of life of people challenged by HIV/AIDS. It aims to do this through provision of emotional support to infected people and to families affected by HIV; the provision of educational support to PLWAs; the assistance with a buffer supply of medicine for PLWAs; the influenceing of the development of service provision across the public and private sectors; and the influencing and changing of public policy. Its resource centre is open to the public

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

Women Organised to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases (WORLD)

USA

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414 13th Street 2nd Floor
Oakland
CA 94612

WORLD is a diverse community of women with HIV/AIDS and other supporters working together to provide informaiton and support to women living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones; to educate and inspire women with HIV/AIDS to advocate for themselves, one another and their communities; and to educate the public about women's AIDS issues and inspire a compassionate response for PLAs. The resource centre is open to the public

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.

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

Life Development Centre (LDC)

Thailand

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PO Box 300
Chiangmai 50000

The project aims to provide young people from hill tribes with education and information concerning HIV/AIDS prevention to prepare them for when they migrate to cities looking for employment. LDC is a member of the Northern-Thai/Australia Prevention on AIDS and Care Programme

Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organisations (APCASO)

Malaysia

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12 Jalan 13/48A
The Boulevard Shop Office off Jalan Sentul
51000 Kuala Lumpur

APCASO is a network of non-government and community-based organisations that provide HIV/AIDS services within the Asia Pacific region. Together with AfriCASO (Africa), EuroCASO (Europe), LACCASO (Latin America and the Caribbean), and NACASO (North America), APCASO is part of the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO). APCASO promotes the responses of non-governmental community-based AIDS organisations to the global challenge of HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on strengthening the response in communities with few resourses and within affected communities

Arogya Agam

India

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Aundipatty
Theni District 626512
Tamil Nadu

Arogya Agam's mission is to assist the community in the prevention of communicable diseases. Empower those affects by poverty, oppression or gender discrimination to develop themselves socially, economically, politically, environmentally and in health. Its main focus is health (leprosy, TB, AIDS, comunity health)

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

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