The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of national organisations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists dedicated to improving the access to and value of appropriate medicine use, and contributing to changes in science, practice and health policies worldwide.
NEPAD is a vision and programme of action for the redevelopment of the African continent that has been conceived and developed by African leaders. It is a comprehensive integrated development plan that addresses key social, economic and political priorities in a coherent and balanced manner. NEPAD aims to promote accelerated growth and sustainable development and eradicate widespread and severe poverty.
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) 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.
Many people believe that modern medicine is continuing to significantly improve global health. Polio has been nearly eradicated, smallpox eliminated, and it will only be a matter of time before cures for all other diseases are found. However, this confidence is misplaced and based more on history than reality. Today, one- third of the world’s population lacks access to essential medicines; in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia this figure rises to one-half.
The Botshabelo Project is being developed in Midrand by Covenant Life Church with the help of many concerned individuals and companies. Botshabelo is a Tswana word which means 'place to run to' and the Botshabelo Project is a multi-sectoral project addressing the needs of orphans (or abandoned babies), abused women and economically disadvantaged people. The church opened a Home for Abandoned Babies in March 2000 and has recently opened a Shelter for Abused Women and their children.
The primary object of the Council is to assist in the promotion of the health of the population of South Africa.
The Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Centre at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the University of California San Francisco's Centre for HIV Information has launched this website. The website contains a comprehensive, Internet-based library of practically applicable materials on mother and child HIV infection including preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), infant feeding, clinical care of women and children living with HIV infection, and the support of orphans.
This website was created as a resource for people interested in drug quality and drug information and will provide vital information to those working in drug management programs worldwide. The focus is to provide information on priority medicines that are of interest to health care professionals working in developing countries. In addition, the site will discuss drug quality issues-focusing on substandard and counterfeit drugs.
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.