Organisations

African Women's Welfare Group (AWWG)

UK

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594 High Road Tottenham
London N17 9TA

AWWG's vision is to advance the cause of African and their families through advocacy, patronage and promotion within the general population and the State apparatus. It aims to bring together a wide range of institutions in health, social services and welfare; to mobilise, harness and maximixe available resources; to understand the variety of beliefs, theories and models of practice in operation and their impact on service provision; and to address inadequacies in service provision and redress poor access to services and amenities

Inter Care (Medical Aid for Africa)

UK

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46 The Halcroft
Syston
Leicester LE7 1LD

Aims to support the medical work of African Catholic nuns in rural areas in the specified countries. The support also includes workshops on diabetes and other relevant topics

Finnish Disabled People's International Development Association (FIDIDA)

Finland

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Lintulahdenkatu 10, 00500 Helsinki
Finland

FIDIDA is together with its member organizations implementing a programme called the Finnish Disability and Development Partnership, which aims at the full realization of the human rights of persons with disabilities living in the Global South. FIDIDA also offers training and consultation in disability related development cooperation, and lobbies for the mainstreaming of disability issues in national and international development policy

IMPACT

UK

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151 Western Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 3LH

Impact's aim is that no-one should become disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services. With effective delivery of today's know-how, it believes that, given the will and resources, it should be possible to reduce by one third the incidence of avoidable disability in developing countries, while at the same time helping to break the link between ageing and disability in industrialised countries like their own

International Federation of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IFHSB)

Belgium

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Cellebroersstraat 16
1000 Brussels

The IFSBHC aims to improve quality of life for people with SB/HC, stimulate establishment of new groups, support those groups, promote exchange of knowledge and informaiton, stimulate primary prevention, influence international policies of primary prevention, and to undertake projects in developing countries. The IFSBHC resource centre is open to interested parties

Uganda Reproductive Health Bureau (URHB)

Uganda

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PO Box 24497
Kampala

URHB's objectives are to ensure that young people get access to services and information that will improve their health; to provide access to family planning services/skills through direct service delivery, to provide education and information for rural women; to provide essential services in adolescent reproductive and sexual health and counselling; and to provide IEC materials and publications. It runs 2 adolescent health clinics of 10 beds

Mujahid Education Trust (MET)

India

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PO Box 60
17/194-A M'Square Complex, Pavamani Road
Calicut 673 001

The association works for the economic, educational, social and moral advancement of people, in particular, Muslims, deprived classes, and scheduled castes and tribes. It works for the establishment of educational institutions, training centres, workshops and industries so as to provide employment to women in the deprived sections of the community. It organises programmes to establish cultural centres, hostels, destitute homes, balwadies and nutritional centres, and works for the establishment of hospitals, relief camps and other medical aid programmes. It also organises camps, courses, and literacy programmes for the wefare of children, youth and women; advocates for the publicaiton of periodicals, books and the establishment of libraries; fosters the improvement of the evaluation of socio-economic programmes; and works in the field of drug abuse prevention and addiction

Club Des Amis (CDA)

Côte d'Ivoire

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06 PO Box 1021
Cedex 1
Abidjan

An association of people living with HIV/AIDS whose aims are to restore the dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS; promote brotherhood and friendship among people living with HIV/AIDS; and assure the social well-being of poeple living with HIV/AIDS

National Office of Family and Population (ONFP)

Tunisia

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42 Avenue de Madrid
1002 Tunis

Aims to control population growth, increase the number of employed people, increase the school population, improve maternal and child health, and control social service expenditure. The resource centre is open to the public

Centre for Total Development

India

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Vill-Jigra
PO-Bahirkhanda
Hooghly District
West Bengal

Aims to improve the physical, mental, social and spiritual weel-being of persons living below the poverty line within West Bengal. The resource centre is open tot he public

African Council of AIDS Service Organisations (AFRICASO)

Senegal

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B P 3370
54 Rue Carnot
Dakar

Aims to strengthen and network among organisations and groups working on HIV/AIDS at the national and regional levels; advocate for the interests of communittes and community-based organisations working on HIV/AIDS and to promote the development of the capacity of the AIDS service organisations to lobby for their interests; and exchange and facilitate the sharing of appropriate, practical and timely information in HIV/AIDS with and among organisations working onHIV/AIDS in Africa. The resource centre is open to the public

Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS)

UK

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9 Elmdale Road
Clifton
Bristol BS8 1SL

MIDIRS aims to be the central source of information relating to childbirth. It disseminates this information to midwives and others, both nationally and internationally thereby assisting them in improving maternity care
MIDIRS disseminates information relating to childbirth to its members through Midwifery Digest and its Enquiry Service. Information is drawn from a database of over 83,000 articles, with about 500 new references being added each month. The database can be searched through MIDIRS website if you are a member. Membership costs £11.25/quarter (students), £14.25/quarter (UK-based individuals), £16.50/quarter (European-based individuals), and £18.25/quarter (for individuals from the rest of the world)

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