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Journ-AIDS is a project being undertaken by the Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) that supports media professionals to provide indepth, accurate and critical reporting on HIV/AIDS in South Africa.


The HIV/AIDS Department, located in the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria(HTM) Cluster , was created in December 2000 to coordinate a more strategic, organization-wide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to enable WHO to provide enhanced technical support in HIV/AIDS to countries and regional offices. Main Areas of Work - Tracking the Epidemic and Building Knowledge - Setting the Global Standards in Prevention and Care - Working with Countries

Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation

This open access, online journal publishes papers on all aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis, including conceptual or methodological tools and developments, trial-based or modelling-based economic analyses of current or new health care technologies, and policy analysis related to resource allocation and health care financing at a national or international level. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation is interested in publishing a wide range of manuscripts presenting original research, reviews or commentaries.

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA)

COHSASA is an independent, non-partisan ngo that assists healthcare facilities to provide quality healthcare to all Southern African citizens by a process of empowerment, team-building and continuous quality improvement that is motivated by the goal of accreditation. Our vision is to enable all Southern Africans to receive equitable and quality healthcare and to empower South African healthcare facilities to deliver quality, cost-effective and compassionate care through an integrated quality improvement and accreditation approach.

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 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.