Asociacion Via Libra


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PO Box 0420
Lima 31

Aims to develop STD/HIV/AIDS primary prevention strategies; to improve the quality of life of people living with AIDS by providing them with integral health care program; and to promote and protect the human rights of people living with AIDS and their families; and to train health personnel in STDs/HIV/AIDS. The resource centre is open to the public



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Roca y Bologna 271
Lima 18

CEDRO's objectives are to promote education and information on all aspects of the drugs problem, highlighting its causes and consequences, in order to contribute to the prevention of abuse. CEDRO believes that the problem of drugs is related, among other causes, to poverty and lack of alternatives. CEDRO has anresource centre that is open to the public

Jamaica Association for Persons with Mental Retardation (JAPMR)


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PO Box 224
Kingston 7

JAPMR's mission is to facilitate the total development of persons with mental retardation and other developmetal disabilities so that they can take their rightful place in and contribute meaningfully to society. It also aims to create an environment wherein such persons will be treated with dignity and equality. The Association aims to (1) Create an awareness of the nature of the needs of persons with mental retardation and to assist them in realising their full potential & (2) to promote the prevention of the incidence of mental retardation where posible through public education. JAPMR is a multi-service agency that acccomplishes its goals through a number of programmes/sub-projects. The JAPMR resource centre is open to the public.

Centro Coordinator de Evangelización y Realidad Social (CECODERS)

Costa Rica

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P O Box 155-1011
Y Griega, San José

An official institution of the Catholic Church, CECODERS was created in 1985 with the purpose of doing socio-religious research, advising on the pastoral planning of parishes and dioceses, and attending to various social sectors from the perspective of the Social Doctrine. Since then CECODERS has carried out numerous surveys, it has taken part in the planning of diverse parochial churches and dioceses, and it has developed training, formaiton and support programs for parochial communities, labour unions, and groups of different natures, including HIV/AIDS patients. CECODERS resource centre is open to the public

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

Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW)

Dominican Republic

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PO Box 745

The DNCW aim to: empower women and families with the knowledge of their rights to enable them to realise their full potential; provide daily counselling and accomodation to persons in crisis; and to assist in the improvement of the socio-economic situation of families through advocacy and practical means. The DNCW resource centre is open to the public

Centro Social NDSSA Semhora de BDM Parto|Casa Vida


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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.

Sociedade Civil Bem-Estar Familiar no Brasil (Bemfam)


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Avenida Republica do Chile, 230/17 Andar-Centro
Rio de Janeiro/RJ 20031-000

BEMFAM is a social action orientated, non-profit, NGO. Its mission statement is to defend the right of men, women and teenagers to receive education and assistance in sexual and reproductive health, and to a free and informed choice on family planning. Affiliated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) since 1967, BEMFAM provides services in a large geographic nationwide area, with six clinics, nine State programmes in reproductive health, two Microbiology Laboratories and three Citopathology Laboratories

St Lucia Planned Parenthood Association (SLPPA)

St Lucia

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21 Jermie Street

Its mission is to improe the quality of life of the St. Lucian people through family planning and reproductive/sexual health care. The association aims to safeguard the individual's right to make informed choices in regard to Sexual and reproducative health and advocate fot sound government policy to support reproductive rights

Women Organised to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases (WORLD)


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414 13th Street 2nd Floor
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

Population Council


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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.

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.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)


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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