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The Gates Foundation's nutrition programme aims to include essential vitamins and minerals in the diets of people in the developing world, and to guarantee proper nutrition under the age of two, including in the womb.
Progress sheets and a strategy overview on the organisation's nutrition program are available to download as well as press releases and information on grants given. The website also includes job listings, downloadable fact sheets, financial statements and annual reviews.
The foundation funds population-wide food fortification programmes and invests in research and development of diagnostic tools and biomarkers for identifying and measuring micronutrient deficiencies. It also funds research to examine how different nutritional interventions affect infection.
The CCRAS is a department within the Indian government dedicated to formulating and coordinating scientific research into indigenous Indian systems of medicine. The organisation funds and undertakes research on treatments for diseases such as hepatitis and filiariasis. The site also has online training modules on drug standardisation and intellectual property rights.
This organisation, with members from the public and private sector, aims to promote patient safety and raise awareness about the problem of counterfeit medicines. The website offers advice on detecting counterfeit medicines in the local pharmacy or online — by noticing whether a tablet has an unusual smell or taste, for example. It also provides an overview of counterfeit medicines, features relevant news stories and outlines the technological tools that manufacturers or pharmacists can use to detect fake drugs.
This online database from The George Institute for International Health in Australia provides data on global research and development funding for more than thirty neglected diseases. It includes data from public, private and not-for-profit organisations across the developing and developed world.
A unit within the World Health Organization, IVR aims to develop and promote a global and sustainable research and development pipeline. This would deliver cost-effective vaccines against diseases that are particularly devastating in developing countries. The website provides a useful summary of its vaccine portfolio and a report of the IVR Global Vaccine Research Forum
The Institute of Tropical Medicine provides training and research into tropical medicine and veterinary health care in developing countries. Its activities include studies on disease control and healthcare systems, education, clinical care, and support for governments and institutions involved in human and animal health. The website provides information about the institute's activities, including research in biomedical sciences, public health and clinical sciences. It also provides access to information about diagnostic supplies, and to resources such as blogs, networks and meetings about global health.
IAVI is a global organisation working to speed the development and distribution of preventive AIDS vaccines. IAVI’s work focuses on: mobilising support through advocacy and education; accelerating scientific progress; encouraging industrial participation in AIDS vaccine development; and assuring global access. Its newsletter, IAVI report, is a useful source of up-to-date information and insights, and is accompanied by a lay summary Vax. The website also includes recent policy publications, HIV/AIDS news headlines, an excellent glossary and a vaccines trials database.
This global coalition of stakeholders — international and nongovernmental organizations, drug manufacturers and regulatory authorities —was set up by the WHO and works globally to tackle the production, trade and sale of counterfeit medical products. The website publishes information about the organisation’s activities and five working groups of experts that focus on specific aspects of the problem. It also provides a list of resources, including recommendations on raising awareness about the issue. Through IMPACT, the WHO has developed guidelines for measures to combat counterfeit medicines, which are also available on the website.
This global non-profit organisation established by PATH (the Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health) develops and tests potential malaria vaccines. The website contains background information on its malaria vaccine programme, including fact sheets, project and strategy outlines, interviews, and extensive links to other vaccine and malaria-related organisations.
This group of mainly not-for-profit organisations works to protect consumers from counterfeit medicines. The website publishes an encyclopaedia of counterfeit drug incidents documenting details of where, when and how counterfeit drugs or other medical products have been identified in the legitimate drug supply around the world. Press releases, news articles, resources on online pharmacy regulations and contact details of experts in the field are free to access. The site also features relevant research articles and includes a guide advising pharmacists on how to be alert to counterfeit medicines.
The PSI is a network of 25 pharmaceutical companies set up to improve information sharing about counterfeit pharmaceuticals. The website provides an overview of definitions, trends and detections of counterfeit drugs, and provides links to useful resources — such as trusted online suppliers of medicine and guides to detecting fake drugs. The institute informs law-enforcement and regulatory agencies when it receives information about organisations or individuals that could be involved in counterfeiting. It focuses on ending drug manufacturers' commercial losses through counterfeiting — generally those bigger than US$100,000 or activities involving large criminal networks.
This nongovernmental organisation sets standards of quality, purity and strength for medicines made or sold in the USA. It collaborates with USAID to help countries in the developing world ensure that medicines meet standards for quality and safety, and are used appropriately. The website publishes useful information such as links to courses for chemists and healthcare professionals, a list of drugs pending approval and an overview of Food Chemicals Codex standards. The USP runs a US$35 million project across Africa, Asia and Latin America that focuses on drugs for USAID priority diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.