Social Issues

NIHCM Foundation

The National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (NIHCM Foundation) is a non-profit, non-partisan group that conducts research on health care issues. The Foundation disseminates research findings and analysis that promote and enhance access to health care and the efficiency and effectiveness of health care services and delivery.

Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE)

The Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (Cadre) is a South African non-profit organisation working in the area of HIV/AIDS social research, project and programme development. Cadre's main objectives are to facilitate a coherent and systematic Southern African response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by maximising the use of social research.

NGO Networks for Health

Networks' vision is to empower and enable individuals, families and communities to improve their health; to create innovating and enduring NGO partnerships; to foster and support networks that enhance the scale and quality of family planning, reproductive health, child survival and HIV/AIDS programmes.

Child HIV/AIDS Services

CHILD HIV/AIDS SERVICES provides information on organizations and key government contacts working with and for infected / affected children and youth. It is hoped that the directory will enhance the efforts to address the impact of HIV/AIDS on children in South Africa by providing a resource that facilitates collaboration, information sharing and research.

Health-wa.net

This site presents the most comprehensive Australian web links/engine on AIDS, Diabetes, Hepatitis, Arthritis, Allergy and Asthma, Cancer and other conditions, together with pointers to national and international medical journals, references and mailing lists. The site is provided as a network resource for ease in navigating the web, and is designed to assist users with minimum web literacy. The target group for this site is all medical professionals, patients and carers.

The International Database (IDB)

A computerised source of demographic and socio-economic statistics for 227 countries and areas of the world. It is maintained by the US Census Bureau's International Programs Center. Some of the major types of data available in the IDB include: population by age and sex as well as vital rates, infant mortality and life tables.

Media/Materials Clearing House

The M/MC is part of the Johns Hopkins Population Information Program, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development to provide health professionals with information and materials that enable them better to meet the need for health care services. The M/MC is part of the National Prevention Information Network, the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information and materials on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and Tuberculosis, sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Economics Unit

Is based at the Department of Public Health at the University of Cape Town. The HEU has compiled a database of public sector health care expenditure in South Africa and offers a number of formal training courses.

Bioethics Resources on the Web

The Internet is replete with resources available to those with an interest in bioethics including education, research involving human participants and animals, medical and health care ethics, and the implications of applied genetics and biotechnology. This website contains a broad collage of annotated web links, and while this list is comprehensive, it is not totally inclusive. The listed resources provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics. Where possible, we have linked directly to those positions.

Health Research Group

The Health Research Group is the health arm of Public Citizen and promotes research-based, system-wide changes in health care policy as well as providing advice and oversight concerning drugs, medical devices, doctors and hospitals and occupational health.