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APUA is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote appropriate antimicrobial use worldwide. It does so through antimicrobial resistance research, education, capacity building and advocacy at the global (it has 60 chapters in various countries) and grassroots levels. The website’s information is pitched both at patients and healthcare practitioners and researchers. It features upcoming meetings and conferences, and a detailed list of publications.
This international HIV/AIDS charity dedicates a section of its website to traditional medicine, and with good reason — traditional medicines are especially popular with people who have HIV. The website provides advice for those seeking traditional remedies for HIV, lists potential therapies and highlights the role of traditional healers in combating HIV in Africa. It advocates that traditional healers are well placed to encourage HIV prevention, and convince people to get tested for HIV if they are at risk.
Initiated by the California Medical Association Foundation, this is a partnership of healthcare providers, public health agencies, consumer and community-based health organisations, government and the pharmaceutical industry. Much of the data on prevalence will probably be relevant only to those in the United States, but much of the information in the factsheets — such as how resistance is spread and how to deal with minor infections — is relevant worldwide.
The Beijing Genomics Institute is the largest non-profit genomics research institute in China. Founded in July 1999 by a group of overseas Chinese scientists, BGI has been growing rapidly with the support from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. China was the only developing country member of the International Human Genome Project Consortium, and BGI played a leading role in the sequencing of chromosome 3. [Click here for Chinese version.]
This is a virtual library of Latin American social science papers maintained by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). It provides open and free access to more than 4,000 full-text books, periodical articles and other documents, in Spanish.
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 Business and Human Rights Resource Centre examines how human rights-based approaches can be brought to bear on the operations of international corporations and businesses, particularly with regard to environmental, social, and health-related impacts. As international companies can be the drivers of advances in science and technology, the centre aims to encourage companies to respect human rights by providing relevant information and facilitating constructive discussion.
The website provides resources including guidance on human rights grouped by country, issue and sector; information on principles and standards; and useful tools for monitoring performance. It publishes news and weekly alerts on human rights issues related to business.
CIDA is an agency of the Canadian government that supports sustainable development activities in developing countries through work with private and public companies and international organisations. The agency focuses on six priorities: basic human needs (such as nutrition, sanitation and water); gender equality; infrastructure services; human rights, democracy and good governance; private sector development; and environment.
This is a portal to the websites of associations that aim to advance our understanding of oncology and how to better treat patients with cancer, both in the developed and developing worlds.
Each partner association is represented in the portal with a website describing and providing information relating to the organisation, its structure, news, research projects, activities, membership, resource information, selected links, and so on.
Cancerworld also hosts the Cancer Media Service, operated by the European School of Oncology and aimed at journalists. The independent service aims to put cancer research into context, which it does by publishing well written and easy-to-read summaries of the latest cancer research. Perhaps even more useful is its list of resources for journalists that includes links to several medical dictionaries and cancer organisations worldwide.
This United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) portal publishes news, statistics and guidance related to the A(H1N1) influenza virus, more commonly known as 'swine flu'. The CDC presents facts and figures on the virus, as well as information and advice for specific groups of people, including pregnant women, travellers, clinicians, laboratory workers and people with HIV/AIDS.
It publishes daily press briefings and situation updates as well as weekly morbidity and mortality reports. The website also hosts an image gallery, with pictures of the virus, and a range of social media, including online videos, podcasts and widgets.
This website publishes information from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), which aims to use research to improve decision-making on global, regional and country-specific health problems. Research areas include antibiotic resistance, malaria and environmental health. The website provides free access to data, tools and statistics on its specific research areas; it also publishes information about specific projects publications, events as well as a blog which is regularly updated with health policy news.