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The partnership promotes training on health reporting for journalists and health workers through workshops in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The website carries regularly updated news and information, and links to useful resources such as training manuals. A mailing list enables workshop participants to exchange views on relevant issues.
Hosted by European research news agency EurekAlert, this site offers links to recent research papers in nanotechnology, background information and more. The portal periodically hosts online chats about nanotechnology, where participants are invited to discuss related topics with invited specialists.
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.
EVIPNet — a WHO initiative — aims to build capacity in developing countries to produce health policy briefs and national policy dialogues. It publishes policy briefs and research syntheses on health issues such as HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa and health insurance for the Indian poor. EVIPNet links to tools, online tutorials and templates for writing policy briefs.
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 is an organisation of African scientists from different institutions that provides an atlas of malaria prevalence and risk in Africa. The website describes the data analysis that provides this geographical model of malaria, and aims to inform decision-makers on how to implement effective malaria control and treatment measures.
MARA is keen to disseminate its research results, and there are downloadable malaria poster maps and a user-friendly information tool, the MARA-LITe CD-ROM, which allows access to the results and products of the MARA project. Technical reports are also available in French.
MIM is an alliance of organisations and individuals working on tackling malaria. It aims to maximise the impact of scientific research on malaria in Africa by promoting capacity building and facilitating global collaboration to ensure that research translates into health benefits.
This website provides up-to-date information on funding opportunities for researchers in countries where malaria is widespread, and makes announcements of upcoming meetings. MIM works with several other malaria initiatives such as the World Health Organization's Roll Back Malaria effort to help coordinate the global response to malaria.
The MIMCom website is the hub of an electronic communication network that links African malaria researchers with the wider scientific world.
It may also be of use to non-scientists interested in malaria however, including policy makers, teachers and the media.
The site contains Internet resources such as databases and medical reference resources, links to malaria research organisations worldwide, online journals, discussion groups and training materials.
The site also hosts a monthly electronic newsletter containing abstracts of scientific articles, conference coverage, links to online news stories, and announcements about awards, meetings and training opportunities.
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.
Solution Exchange, an initiative of the UN Country Team in India, provides a forum for development practitioners to share their knowledge of, and propose solutions to, challenges such as HIV/AIDS, education, food and nutrition, microfinance, climate change and others.
HUGO is a membership organiastion that aims to promote international discussion and collaboration on scientific issues and topics crucial to the progress of the worldwide human genome initiative. It promotes the scientific study of the human genome, and provides a global forum for addressing the scientific, medical, ethical, legal, social and commercial issues raised by the handling and use of genome knowledge.
This network supports scientists, engineers, scholars and health professionals who have been subject to repression. It promotes the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in scientific institutions and societies. The website provides information about and links to members of the network, the executive committee, meetings and public statements about specific cases of human rights repression.
This informal network, part of the University of Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health, brings together over 100 organisations working to promote and scale up adoption of practices and technologies that improve drinking water quality for vulnerable populations.
By providing information and promoting independent research, the network aims to reduce water-related diseases by promoting water treatment and safe water storage at the household level. The website provides an overview of the network, working groups and guiding principles. It lists participating organisations and relevant events, and publishes a monthly newsletter.
The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is undertaking a major initiative to investigate the social and economic context of genomics, which will provide insights into the fundamental transformations resulting from genomic research (from the impact of new medical practices to changes in agriculture and farming practice). The network is made up of three main research hubs: the Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN), the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen), and the Centre for Genomics in Society (EGENIS).
The World Bank eAtlas of Global Development is an online, interactive tool that creates maps and graphs of more than 175 development indicators for more than 200 countries. Data for most indicators span several decades. The eAtlas allows users to transform data into customised visual comparisons across time, countries, and regions. Full colour maps and graphs can be compared and exported, while users can also import their own data and use additional features such as timeline graphing and ranking tables. The indicators are grouped into themes that cover critical issues such as poverty; food production; population growth; climate change; international trade; and foreign direct investment.