Dorothy Duncan Centre for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (DDC)


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4 Cecil Road Greendale

DDC to generally provide resources for, and to promote the welfare and interests of the blind and physically handicapped, and to do all such things as may be incidental or conducive to their attainment. Also work in neighbouring African countries when requested. The DDC resource centre is open to the public. The hospital contains 19 beds

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme


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PO Box 1049
Gaza Strip

GCMHP is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and was established in 1990 and adopts community-based care to tackle mental health problems. It offers community mental health services and clinical care through three clinics. Each clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team. It offers training courses for PHC, health and other professionals. In addition, the Programme conducted and published research related to stress and violence issues. The main target groups are those subjected to torture and violence, women abuse, children and drug abuse.

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel)


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9 Dror St.,
Jaffa-Tel Aviv 68135,

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of some 300 physicians, medical professionals and human rights activists, whose aim is to ensure equal adequate health services for all people under Israeli responsibility, irrespective of race, nationality, language, legal status, health condition, age, or any other premises. PHR - Israel works via direct intervention and advocacy to provide equal services for Palestinians, migrant workers, detainees, prisoners and female victims of domestic violence as well as working to afect general health policy in Israeli law. The PHR - Israel library is opoen to the public. They also run an open clinic for migrant workers

Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA)


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Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA


The Centre for Policy on Ageing, established in 1947 by the Nuffield Foundation, has a long and distinguished record as an independent charity promoting the interests of older people through research, policy analysis and the dissemination of information.

The Centre aims to raise awareness of issues around all aspects of ageing and to support good practice. Its overarching focus is to discover and advocate what older people themselves want and need. 

An important and unique aspect of the Centre’s work is to act as a hub to encourage the creative exchange of thinking and information on ageing issues. A key element of this work is making knowledge on ageing issues widely accessible to share learning and underpin policy initiatives to support older people. CPA collaborates with national and local government, practitioners, the academic community, voluntary groups and older people to sustain a network of learning around ageing. 

Information Service – The Centre’s information experts collect, summarise and disseminate research evidence and good practice for users in all sectors through a unique group of online databases and customised services. CPA has built up an unrivalled international reference collection that is a vital source of knowledge on ageing issues and it is currently the only organisation in the UK systematically collating this data. Reliable information is essential to underpin more effective ways of working, making the most of funds to support an ageing population. 

Policy and Research – CPA's policy and research work covers a broad range of issues having an impact on ageing and old age, including health and social services, residential and community care, living arrangements, financial inclusion, independent living, citizenship, and rights and risk. In particular it is concerned with the analysis of public policy as it affects older people, research into related issues and the promotion of good practice in service design and provision. The Centre has a reputation for innovative thinking and backing pioneering work.

Publishing – CPA Publishing produces books, reports, briefing papers, seminar papers, codes of practice, occasional papers and selected reference titles from the Information Service. 

Networks – The Centre works in partnership to influence policy and encourage debate on issues affecting older people. It is engaged with many statutory and voluntary groups concerned with older people and contributes to advisory groups, expert working parties and forums on a diverse array of issues.

Conferences, workshops and seminars - CPA brings together people from different backgrounds to discuss topical issues in small and informal settings -the involvement of older people in influencing policy development is one of the Centre's primary objectives."

Danish Centre for Technical Aids for Rehabilitation and Education


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Gregersensvej 38
DK - 2630 Taastrup

Aims to contribute to the creation of equal opportunities for disabled people within the areas of rehabilitation, assistive technology, special education and infomation communication technology accessibility. It operates on both a national and international level, in co-operation with disability organisations, government authorities, institutions, research centres and clearing houses, local contacts in the field of rehabilitation and education, and manufacturers and suppliers

Comic Relief


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5th Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP

Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and promote social justice by helping disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa to realise their aspirations and potential. They do this by raising funds and awareness, and allocating funds donated by the public to charitable projects across the UK and Africa

World Health Organization (WHO)


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Avenue Appia 20
CH-1211 Geneva 27

Charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on suggestions of human health, WHO has developed a host of networks and mechanisms for generating data, applying facts to problems and recommending solutions that will lead to sustained improvements in health. The WHO resource centre is open to the public

World Neighbors Inc


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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

Society of St.Vincent de Paul (SVP or SVdeP)

Trinidad and Tobago

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PO Box 1105
20 Duncan Street
Port of Spain

The SVP is a voluntary charitable organisation. SVP provide welfare assistance to further human development. The charity operates 10 homes for the aged, 2 hostels, 2 half-way houses, 3 shelters and a centre for socially displaced persons

Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)


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Supath-II, B-Block, 3rd Floor, Opp. Vadaj Bus Terminus,
Ashram Road, Vadaj, Ahmedabad-380013
Ahmedabad 380 004

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.

Life Development Centre (LDC)


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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

Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers (SLAPSH)

Sri Lanka

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191, Dharmapala Mawatha
Colombo 07

SLAPSW's aims include: Upkeeping professional standards of social work; Training and research in human resource development; Working with the National Institute of Social Development in Sri Lanka in producing a quality workforce for social development; Produce local social work literature for public education; Undertake community development work in all parts of the country. The SLAPSW resource centre is open to the public

International Nursing Services Ass, India (INSA/INDIA)


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5/1 Benson Cross Road Benson Town, Bangalore Karnataka 560046

The organisation trains trainers to establish need based health development and AIDS prevention projects in remote areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The training programmes conducted offer follow-up services to each trainee in their place of work and establishes a long term relationship with the trainee. The training programme deals with all aspects of health.