Social Issues

Health Information Systems (HISP)

HISP vision is to support the development of an excellent and sustainable health information system that enables all health care workers to use their own information to improve the coverage and quality of health services within our communities.

Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN)

Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) exists to provide a meeting point between academia and society, with the aim of stimulating multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Although the activities of HIVAN are grounded at a practical level in this province, strong emphasis is placed on comparative work and international exchange of knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR; Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in 1999, is the first international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Intranet-related technologies. The Journal is indexed/abstracted in MEDLINE, ISA (Information Science Abstracts), and INSPEC.

College of Venereal Disease Prevention

The College of Venereal Disease Prevention was founded in 1999 in response to the ever-growing global epidemic of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. It is a British educational institution, which prides itself as being the only truly global college that provides extensive, simple, non-technical and non-political education as well as effective strategies in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Courses are available at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma Levels.

Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape

The Community Law Centre specialises in democratic values and human rights of South Africa's Constitution, emphasising children's rights, gender,local government and socio-economic rights.

Policy Project

POLICY Project works with host-country governments and civil society groups to achieve a more supportive policy environment for family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV/AIDS, and maternal health. Multisectoral engagement, community and organizational empowerment, and promotion of human rights and gender equality characterize POLICY's approaches to better reproductive health policies and programs.

loveLife

loveLife aims to positively influence adolescent sexual behaviour with the aim of reducing teenage pregnancy, the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young South Africans.

The Topsy Foundation

The Topsy Foundation provides a holistic approach to the care of all vulnerable children and children affected directly or indirectly by HIV/AIDS. The conservative estimate is that there will be between 3.6 and 4.8 million AIDS orphans in South Africa alone by the end of 2010 (children whose parents have died of AIDS but who are not necessarily infected themselves). Further, one in three babies born in this country is HIV positive.

AfroAIDSinfo

AfroAIDSinfo is an Internet project of the South African Medical Research Council (MRC). The aim of the project is to disseminate important information on HIV/AIDS to researchers, the health profession, the public, infected individuals, educators and policy-makers. Carefully selected editorial and information links are published on the portal in an ongoing effort to educate and update each of these audiences and assist them in the fight against HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.