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CHIEX investigates how climate variability affects human health in the tropical Americas. It runs projects in Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela, and focuses specifically on the spread of dengue fever and malaria in these countries. These projects have practical implications; for example, a study in Cuba led to the development of a "bioclimatological" monitoring system that uses climatic predictions to prevent and control disease.
COHRED is a nongovernmental organisation that supports developing countries' use of health research to improve their health systems and advance development. It does this through advocacy, technical support, research and knowledge sharing.
The COHRED website lists current programmes and initiatives and provides links to publications including reports, manuals, working papers, presentations and policy papers. Information on how to get involved is also available for policymakers, donors, civil society organisations and media, among others.
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.
The Global Forum for Health Research provides evidence, tools and discussion forums for decision-makers in research funding and policy to improve the health of the poor. Although it covers issues for both infectious and non-communicable diseases, the agency recognises that mental health problems are severely neglected in developing countries. As well as links to various publications and reports, the website also hosts RealHealthNews, which aims to share news on research and interventions that can improve the health of those in developing countries.
Global Health Action is a free, online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to public health challenges. The journal, launched in 2008, aims to fill gaps in health information between rich and poor countries. Papers should address the global health agenda and include a strong policy or implementation component. The journal welcomes manuscripts from the developing world and may waive the publication fee for authors who are unable to pay. It also offers a manuscript mentorship scheme to less experienced researchers.
This website was created by the Consortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) — a partnership between African and European universities. It is a resource for educators, researchers, students and policymakers interested in health policy and systems research, which aims to understand and improve how societies organise themselves to achieve collective health goals, and how stakeholders interact in policymaking.
The website includes links to recommended reading, organisations, training opportunities and events, and teaching materials.
This 'toolkit', created by the WHO's Health Research Systems Analysis initiative aims to give institutions, policymakers and individuals a systematic way of collecting data on health research and national health systems.
The toolkit includes downloadable surveys to document individual experiences; a guide to assessing the quantity and quality of media communications; a guide to moderating focus groups; and a template for national case studies.
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.
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 philanthropic organisation works with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other partners in the Americas to administer health-related grants and implement programmes that provide medical supplies and equipment. It aims to mobilise resources to meet health, education, and training priorities in the region, focusing on chronic disease prevention, healthy aging, immunisations, neglected tropical diseases and health education. The website provides information on projects, partnerships and 'success stories', as well as updates on related news and announcements, including events, grants and jobs.
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 microsite from the Wellcome Trust — a global charitable foundation based in the UK — publishes information on the counterfeit drugs trade, focussing on how it affects both developed and developing countries. In 2009 the organisation held a conference with the American Pharmaceutical Group, which carries out research and development for drugs affecting developing countries, to discuss how to combat counterfeiting, raise awareness and reach consensus on the major challenges. A report summarising the meeting is made available on the site, which also includes presentations and video interviews with key participants.
This website gathers together the WHO's reports and other documents on malnutrition and health, and highlights relevant meetings and conferences. It hosts the WHO Nutrition Landscape Information System that provides downloadable data on nutrition and nutrition-related health and development data in the form of country profiles. The profiles focus on nutrition-related indicators such as vitamin and mineral deficiencies and food security.