Social Issues

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.

HIV InSite

Is a source for global information on HIV/AIDS medicine, prevention, and policy issues. Also contains regional and country-level analyses of key policy issues. HIV Insite is based at the University of California San Francisco.

AMREF: African Medical & Research Foundation

AMREF's mission, in partnership with communities, governments and donors, is to improve health care for the underserved in Africa through service delivery, training and research.

Population Reference Bureau

PRB is dedicated to providing timely, objective information on US and international population trends. They inform policymakers, the media, and concerned citizens working in the public interest about the demographic trends that shape our world.

Population Council

An international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries.

Family Health International

AIDS/HIV/STD, family planning, reproductive health and women's studies: Family Health International works to improve reproductive health around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries.

Women's Health Information Centre (JAMA)

A collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed resources for physicians, other health care professionals, and the general public. The site is produced and maintained by JAMA editors and staff under the direction of an editorial review board of leading Women's Health authorities. It includes updates on News items on women's health, a journal scan, STD and Contraception Information.