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INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
July 2004

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This CD-Rom contains over 150 publications by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. These resources include lessons learned reports and studies, technical support publications, policy reports and briefing papers. The themes covered include general Alliance publications; care and treatment; civil society development; orphans and vulnerable children; prevention; and Alliance Ukraine publications. The publications are available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Ukrainian

Humanitarian charter and minimum standards of disaster response|The Sphere handbook

THE SPHERE PROJECT
2004

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This handbook is the result of an international initiative aiming at improving humanitarian and emergency assistance. The handbook describes the core principles and minimal standards of humanitarian action. This edition includes vulnerable groups such as women, children, elderly people and disabled people. The handbook is a practical tool that can be used to define overarching project goals and to monitor the success of the assistance that is provided

The 10/90 report on health research 2003-2004

GLOBAL FORUM FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
2004

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This report, the fourth since Global Forum for Health Research formed in 1998, covers progress in helping correct the 10/90 gap (that only ten per cent of health research funds are spent on 90 per cent of the world's problems) over the past two years. It focusses on health and health research as sound economic investments; priority setting in health research; progress in measuring the 10/90 gap; research capacity strengthening; information networks in health research; gender; the MDGs and health research; and networks in the priority research areas

Enhancing the mobility of disabled people : guidelines for practitioners

VENTER, C
et al
2004

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Aimed at improving the accessibility of transport and so decreasing the mobilty barriers faced by disabled people. Although baskc transport accessibility problems are common to all countries, solutions from country cannot simply be transplanted. This publication uses principles of universal design to improve access to pedestrian and transport systems for all users

2004 report on the global AIDS epidemic

WOODS, Sandra
Ed
2004

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This annual report takes an overall look at the global AIDS epidemic. It considers the impact of HIV and AIDS on people and societies and includes a particular focus on the orphans and vulnerable children. It takes a further look at scaling up HIV prevention initiatives, with considerations about the threat of HIV to young people. There is a look at treatment, care and support for people living with HIV. It also takes into account the notion of human rights and protection. There are finally some considerations of the financing of responses to the crisis, and the need to coordinate national responses to HIV and AIDS. There is a table fo useful information on country specific estimates and data relating to HIV and AIDS

Connecting to care : addressing the unmet need in HIV

AIDS ACTION FOUNDATION
2004

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This CD-ROM holds a workbook is about connecting people to medical care and health services in the United States of America. 17 methodologies from 9 different areas of the United States are described in this workbook. These are selected from a wide range of settings, including community based organisations, clinics, and housing services. All the methologies described address one central question: how does the activity help reconnect HIV positive people, who know their status, to healthcare? Although based on the context of health and social services available in the United States, some methods and activites might be of interest to people in low-resource settings

Working positively : a guide for NGOs managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace

UK CONSORTIUM ON AIDS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
December 2003

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With HIV prevalence rates of over 20% in many sub-Saharan African countries, and with infection rates rising rapidly in other parts of the world, NGOs are funding that HIV/AIDS is affecting not only programme work but also staff. If NGOs are to be credible in these communities, they need to be seen to be addressing HIV/AIDS internally in a way that is consistent with their external messages. However, developing a workable comprehensive solution that covers policy, education and prevention, and treatment and care is not easy. In a series of documents in both PDF and MSWord formats, this guide looks at the key issues involved in developing a workplace strategy and how different NGOs and commercial organisations are approaching these issues through a series of case studies. It also provides a guide to the key components of a successful strategy

Best practices compendium for family planning and reproductive health

ADVANCE AFRICA. Best Practices Unit
October 2003

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This is a seachable database designed to present information on previously implemented programmes in an accessible format. It focuses on public health interventions and programme models rather than medical practices. It is continually updated, and each submission is reviewed by a technical advisory review board

Greenstone digital library software

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO)
NEW ZEALAND DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECT(NZDL)
HUMAN INFO NGO
March 2003

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Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a new way of organising information and publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. This CD-ROM contains the open source software as well as supporting documentation

Sight and life

SIGHT AND LIFE
January 2003

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This is a CD-ROM version of the Sight and Life website, a task force established and financed by Roche to combat nutritional blindness. The CD-ROM (and website) include several books by Sight and Life in PDF format, including their manual and guidebook, as well as various materials on food fortification, a slide set, video, and downloadable Vitamin A intake calculator

Vision 2020 : the right to sight. Developing an action plan to prevent blindness at national, provincial and district levels

VISION 2020
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM)
2003

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VISION 2020 is a joint initiative by the WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, which intends to eliminate avoidable blindness (eg caused by cataract, refractive errors, trachoma, vitamin deficiencies, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma) by the year 2020. The strategy of VISION 2020 is built upon the foundation of community participation. VISION 2020 has the following objectives: implementation of disease control interventions; development of human resources and development of infrastructure. This CD-ROM serves as a toolkit for countries and organisations that want to enforce a VISION 2020 action plan to combat blindness at the national, provincial and/or district level. Relevant background information for planning exercises are provided in the form of reports from expert committees, scientific articles, manuals, guidelines, software packages, websites, and contact addresses. [Abstract courtesy of CAB International]

Time to get online : steps to success on the Internet

KABISSA
2003

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Guide to help African civil society organisations to get online and integrate the Internet into their organisations. Five chapters cover: Connecting to the Internet; Accessing Information Resources; Interacting Online; Establishing and Maintaining a Web Site; Next Steps - Integrating the Internet into Your Organization. Also includes a glossary of Internet terms and a list of further resources. Available to download free as PDF file or can be ordered in print with an accompanying CD-ROM for the cost of postage and packing.

Download the materials by writing to ttgo@kabissa.org African civil society organizations can download the materials at no cost.

A dialogue on ICTs and poverty : the Harvard Forum

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
2003

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In September 2003, 30 experts from around the world gathered at Harvard University to discuss how ICTs can help to reduce poverty. These multimedia files give a brief survey of their discussions, concerns and conclusions

KNOPPIX : live Linux filesystem on CD

KNOPPER, Klaus
2003

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Knoppix is a CD-bootable Linux operating system with the ability to run efficiently on many computers. Knoppix requires no installation and often no effort for hardware configuration, it provides the opportunity to try Linux operating system with Graphical User Interface (GUI) to anyone interested. It is also ideal for trouble-shooting, especially when a computer does not boot from the operating system installed in the hard disk. The website provides links to the download sites, forums and information sites

Writing for change : an interactive guide to effective writing, writing for science, and writing for advocacy

FAHAMU
2002

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This training resource is designed primarily for people working in the not-for-profit sector, including researchers, scientists, project managers, team members, campaigners, fundraisers, social activists and writers. Divided into three sections: 'Effective Writing: Core Skills', 'Writing for Science', and 'Writing for Advocacy'. 'Effective Writing: Core Skills' helps to develop the skills needed to write clearly and purposefully, organise ideas and express them well. 'Writing for Science' shows how to produce writing for publication in specialist journals. It teaches how to build on the core skills of effective writing and add further skills that apply to this specialised type of writing. This section gives a better chance of getting published, discusses the ethics of authorship, how to respond to editors and correct proofs. 'Writing for Advocacy' contains a wealth of advice on how to win hearts and minds and how to adapt core writing skills to lobbying or campaigning documents. The section looks at articles, leaflets, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases and posters. Extra features include a resource centre with suggestions for further reading and links to useful websites and resources

Communication for development roundtable report : focus on HIV/AIDS communication and evaluation

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)
2002

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This CD-ROM is a complete record of presentions from the 2001 Communication for Development Roundtable in Nicaragua in audio and video formats. The question examined at the Roundtable was what role communicators have to play in the future and whether current strategies, experience and knowledge are appropriate to slow the epidemic, and in which conditions they need to be expanded. Special reference was made to the social change, behaviour change, and advocacy models in HIV communications, and the emerging convergence of theories and practice

Making health communication programs work

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
2002

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This handbook presents key principles and steps in developing and evaluating health communication program for the public, patients, and health professionals. It expands upon and replaces two earlier publications titled Pretesting in Health Communications and Making PSA's Work. Referring primarily to the context of the United States, the guide discusses specific steps in program development and includes examples of their use. Sources of additional information on each subject are included at the end of the chapters

State of the world's vaccines and immunization

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Department of Vaccines and Biologicals
2002

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This report warns that unless urgent and strategic action is taken to close the gaps in funding, research and global immunization coverage, the world will see the re-introduction of old diseases and the emergence of new infections. The report is also available in printed form

International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2001

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ICF is a classification of health and health related domains that describe body functions and structures, activities and participation. The domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives. Since an individual's functioning and disability occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors

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