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DFID Malaria Knowledge Programme 1999 - 2004


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The DFID Malaria Knowledge Programme, based at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, began in 1999 and will continue until 2004. Some projects have already provided results. The recent strengthening of the programme's partnerships, particularly with other knowledge and DFID programmes, has led to important new developments - The Vulnerability & Health Alliance is one example. The programme hosts workshops, supports research and projects and the website includes useful links

Malaria Consortium

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The Malaria Consortium is a leading organisation of multi-disciplinary experts from around the world, working to reduce the global burden of malaria. The Malaria Consortium includes expert teams working together to provide an interface of research with policy and practice, and between health systems and technical issues, which are essential for effective malaria control. It facilitates progress in malaria control across these interfaces through active two-way communication at country, regional and international levels, with a focus on listening to country priorities. This site includes information about the Consortium's work, its priorities and activities, its consultancy services and the publications it produces, many of which are available in full text to download

Prevention of blindness and visual impairment


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This site gives information on vision and hearing disabilities, and their prevention worldwide. UN resolutions on the prevention of visual impairment and deafness are available from the site as well as country profiles. E-mail enquiries are invited

The Communication Initiative

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The Communication Initiative (CI) is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development. The CI strategy includes provision of real-time information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, peer commentary on programmes and strategies and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems. Themed sites within this website relate to: avian flu; HIV & AIDS; democracy & governance; early childhood development; health communication; ICT policies and studies; ICT for development; natural resource management; polio; and community radio and edutainment in Africa

Social medicine portal

SMITH, Lanny

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This website is devoted to promoting the principles and practice of social medicine. The aim of this site is to put researchers in touch with some of the diverse international resources available for health activists and those interested in the interactions between health and society. The site contains many links as well as a few documents and presentations. The material is divided into the following pages: an introduction to the Social Medicine portal; materials for students; health activism, social medicine A to Z; learning more about social medicine; community health; and Latin American social medicine. The A to Z section is divided into access to treatment, AIDS, equity, global health, globalisation, Health for All, US healthcare reform, occupational health, race, social determinants of health, smoking and war

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)

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The role of NICE is to provide patients, health professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current best practice. The guidance covers individual health technologies (including medicines, medical devices, diagnostic techniques, and procedures) and the clinical management of specific conditions. Although the guidelines are very UK focused they have been useful as a basis for work in developing countries

Aidsmap : information on HIV and AIDS

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This comprehensive website includes reviewed information on a wide range of HIV and AIDS issues, including treatment and care, living with HIV, preventing HIV, basic information on the disease and the epidemic, and a database of organisations. Although there is a slight bias towards information relevant to people in developed countries, particularly around treatment options, many of the information resources will be useful in and are tailored to resource-poor settings. NAM exists to support the fight against AIDS with independent, accurate, accessible and comprehensive information. Includes directories of contacts and organisations working in the HIV field, as well as international resources database which is searchable in 6 languages

Health e communication


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The Communication Initiative (CI) website provides information on communication and development experiences and thinking, facilitating horizontal linkages between people engaged in communication action, peer commentary on programmes and strategies and taking opportunities to promote strategic thinking on communication and development issues and problems. The health window provides a point of entry themed on health communication. The 'evaluation' section of the health window signposts to useful examples and case studies of evaluation

Internet Mental Health

LONG, Phillip W

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This website includes information on a wide range of mental illnesses and treatments, plus research, a magazine and links to other websites. It also hosts email discussion groups on mental health issues such as depression and schizophrenia

HIV i-Base : HIV treatment information for healthcare professionals and HIV-positive people

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This is an an easy to understand, non-technical website providing information about anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS for health care professionals and HIV positive people. There are clear guides to combination therapy, changing treatment, managing side effects and women's health. There is a regular HIV treatment bulletin that gives a technical review of latest treatment research and trials and news relating to clinical management of HIV. It also provides information on education and training on meetings, materials, specialist training and networks for HIV positive people and community advocates in the UK and abroad. HIV i-Base is an HIV-positive led activist group

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

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The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has since 1998 been campaigning for greater access to HIV treatment for all South Africans, by raising public awareness and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability and use of HIV treatments. It campaigns for equitable access to affordable treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS and supports the prevention and elimination of all new HIV infections. It promotes and sponsors legislation to ensure equal access to social services for and equal treatment of all people with HIV/AIDS. It challenges by means of litigation, lobbying, advocacy and all forms of legitimate social mobilisation, against any barrier or obstacle, including unfair discrimination that limits access to treatment for HIV/AIDS in the private and public sector. It educates, promotes and develops an understanding and commitment within all communities of developments in HIV/AIDS treatment. It campaigns for access to affordable and quality health care for all people in South Africa. It trains and develops a representative and effective leadership of people living with HIV/AIDS on the basis of equality and non-discrimination irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, sex, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status or any other ground. It campaigns for an effective regional and global network comprising of organisations with similar aims and objectives

CATIE : Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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CATIE is a significant HIV/AIDS information resource organisation. Its website offers a range of online resources including: e-library of treatment publications, factsheets and practical guides for people living with HIV or AIDS. Resources and publications are tailored to meet the information needs of PLWHA, health care providers and service providers. Others CATIE websites include:, for youth living with HIV/AIDS;, which provides treatment information in many languages;, for nurses;, an online health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV/AIDS;, for Volunteers and AIDS Service Organizations wanting to connect