Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) - A nonprofit foundation created to discover, develop and deliver new antimalarial drugs through effective public-private partnerships. Their vision is a world in which affordable drugs will help eliminate the devastating effects of malaria and help protect the children, pregnant women, and vulnerable workers of developing countries from this terrible disease.
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.
The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics is a non-profit, international organization solely dedicated to preserving the power of antibiotics. Founded in 1981, APUA conducts educational, research and international networking activities to promote more appropriate use of antibiotics around the world.
Over the last thirty years, South Africa has developed a medicines regulatory authority with internationally recognized standing. Over the past five years, it has been transformed in order to improve its performance and regulatory processes. The Medicines Control Council (MCC) is a statutory body that was established in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 101 of 1965, to oversee the regulation of medicines in South Africa.
iThemba Lethu is a Voluntary Association (not-for-gain). It was constituted by a group of people with a concern for the future and destiny of young people and children threatened by HIV /AIDS, especially in the Durban area. The organisation has a Christian base, and is rooted in Glenridge Church International, a Durban local church. iThemba Lethu seeks to impact children and young people in Durban whose future is being threatened by HIV /AIDS. Our vision is to see these children and young people regain a meaningful destiny.
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.
This open access, online journal publishes papers on all aspects of equity in health, defined as systematic and potentially remediable differences in health across populations and population groups defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically.
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 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.
Created and maintained by the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, this free Web site explains some of the conditions the agents are used to treat, adverse effects, potential drug interactions, and other details about the properties of selected herbal and botanical agents. The Web site's goal is to publish unbiased monographs that cite the scientific literature to bolster or refute the purported clinical properties of each herb or supplement.