Organisations

AIDS and Society Research Unit (ASRU)

South Africa

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Rm 4.29, 4th Floor
Leslie Social Science Bldg
Groote Schuur Campus, University of Cape Town
Rondebosch
Cape Town

ASRU supports qualitative and quantitative research on the social and economic dimensions of AIDS in South Africa. Its action research agenda originated in 2001 as the Memory Box Project - an intervention designed to help people come to terms with their diagnosis, disclose their HIV-status to their children and begin the process of succession planning. The focus of its research and projects has now shifted from 'preparing for death' to positive living. Current research initiatives engage with a number of related areas, such as stigma, sexual relationships in the age of AIDS, social and economic factors, influencing disclosure (of HIV-status to others), policy analysis with a focus on the rollout of antiretroviral treatment, impact of providing antiretroviral treatment on individuals and households

Together Against AIDS Positive Association (TAAPA)

Uganda

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P.O. Box 27066
Kampala

This is a local organisation, founded and run by PLWHA and working in the Wakiso District. Its activities include mobilization and sensitization of PLWHA, providing positive-living skills to PLWHA, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, training for the general community, providing skills to create and manage income-generating activities, support for primary school orphans and vulnerable children (school fees and scholastic materials), education on nutrition and palliative care, training community on “memory projects” and paralegal issues (rights and obligations)

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

UK

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239 Shawbridge Street
Glasgow G43 1QN

The National Childbirth Trust is a selfhelp organisation based in the UK and primarily aimed at UK parents. Offers childbirth classes and breastfeeding advice. It also publishes and distributes books and information resources that can be adapted for the information needs of parents in developing countries. Topics covered include: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, early days, parenthood. Publications can be ordered via the website.

The Bharath Abhyudaya Seva Samithi

India

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D N0 25-17-131, old 7th Lane
Srinivasaraothota
Guntur-522 004
Andhra Pradesh

BASS works for the overall development of people in rural and urban areas through community based social, economical, educational, health care and emergency relief and rehabilitation services in Guntur district for the last 29 years. BASS organises communities to become community based organisations (CBO), peoples organisations (Federations) empowering through training, awareness on government programs, health care, education and creating opportunities to learn skills for increasing their socio-economic status in the society. Motivate them to active participation in grama sabha to solve their community issues in the process of empowerment. BASS prioritises health care to the needy communities through awareness generation, relief and rehabilitation. BASS collaborates with various Government Ministries, Departments and national and international agencies

Snowdrop child development consultants

UK

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PO Box 85
Cullompton
Devon
EX15 1WP

Snowdrop provides programmes of neuro-cognitive therapy for children who have suffered brain injury. Those problems may express themselves as more global difficulties such as cerebral palsy or autism, or more specific difficulties such as dyslexia or specific language impairment. Treatment is carried out by the family in the child's own home, with a strong emphasis on learning through play. Snowdrop believes that the best environment for development to have a chance of taking place is one where both child and family are happily motivated and jointly focussed on the same objectives

Mobility Builders

USA

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c/o the Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
100 S King St
Ste 280
Seattle
WA 98144

We leverage the internet to enable local therapists in developing countries to provide clinically appropriate wheelchairs to children with disabilities. Specifically, we developed software which helps design and creates dimensioned drawings of custom wheelchairs based on parameters entered by local clinicians. Affordable Wheelchairs are designed specifically for the clinical needs of each user and are built in-country using locally available materials. An online database allows local therapists to upload photos and data from seating evaluations for review by experienced therapists for quality control and mentorship. We are interested in developing new partnerships

SUN- Save the Underprivileged and the Needy (SUN)

Bangladesh

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College Road 1st Lane
Barisal-8200

Vision of the Organisation: A congenial Society that afford equitable opportunities to all
Mission of the Organisation: Enhance capacity building of Private Voluntary Development Organisations (PVDOs) and community people, both urban and rural, to effect positive change in society by providing need-based, technical assistance and oversight

Doordarshan (National Television), Prasar Bharati, Broadcasting Corporation of India (DD)

India

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530 DD Bhavan
Copern9icus Marg 8 lf
Babar Place
New Delhi
Delhi 110001

To provide information, education and wholesome entertainment primarily to Indian citizens and to non-resident Indians. In a specially created division, Development Communication Division, this is a successful and sustainable model of secured funding for research-based and impact-oriented public service broadcasting by creating partnerships with ministries and departments of Government of India, UN agencies,other broadcasters, international and national NGOs. While creating communication interventions through such projects, this is a pioneering initiative in public-private partnership established with people at grassroots. Without any funding or support from government or non-governemnt agencies, Over 58000 volunteers in over 2400 Kalyani health clubs remain motivated through a TV programme called KALYANI to create awareness, organise cleanliness drives, blood and eye donations,health camps, promote sanitation and institutional deliveries, and feel empowered enough to seek better health services from the government via complaints to Kalyani

International Centre for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation, Queen's University (ICACBR)

Canada

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154 Albert Street
Kingston
Ontario
K7L 3N6

ICACBR is an organization committed to advancing the concept of community based rehabilitation (CBR) practice in partnership with persons with disabilities and their communities around the world. All activities are directed towards achieving international excellence in CBR education, policy, service delivery and research. The Centre's goal is to increase the acceptance and knowledge of CBR as an appropriate and realistic method for fulfilling human rights and improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities, their families, and their communities.

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