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The Alliance is an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and has 310 members in over 70 developing countries. Concerned with the effectiveness of health policy and systems research, the Alliance recognises that health systems currently vary greatly in their performance. It considers that there is an urgent need to improve understanding about how societies organise themselves to achieve health goals, including how they plan, manage and finance activities to improve health, the roles played by different actors in these efforts, and the need to provide scientifically sound, socially relevant and ethically acceptable guidance. The site links to a number of useful resources, including relevant reports, the online international journal for equity in health and online tutorials.
This site is a useful source of information about CIOMS, which is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation established jointly by the WHO and UNESCO in 1949. CIOMS has contributed to the field of bioethics by issuing international guidelines for the application of ethical principles in various key areas. Copies of CIOMS publications and guidance are available on the website.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) aims to protect the rights of scientists by working at the crossroads of the right to science and the protection of science as a right. ICSU's work, particularly through the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, promotes human rights-based approaches to climate change research, and social and environmental well-being. The ICSU website contains a collection of key international charters and declarations relevant to human rights and science.
The ICRW is a US/India-based non-profit organisation that is engaged in policy, advocacy, technical support and research on women's issues. Its website has a special section on HIV and development
UNAIDS is the main advocate for global action on HIV/AIDS, bringing together the expertise, resources and influence of its joint organisations (UNICEF, UNDCP UNFPA, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank). Together with the WHO, UNAIDS produces the most comprehensive and widely consulted source of statistics on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, at both the global and regional level. UNAIDS also produces fact sheets and reports on various issues including mother to child transmission, gender, access to drugs, vaccines and young people.
The Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review (SIDCER) is a network of independently established regional fora
for ethical review committees, health researchers and invited partner organisations. As well as providing information about the fora, this site contains links to relevant organisations, as well as to guidance from the World Health Organisation and others about research ethics and ethical review.
The World Medical Association was founded in 1947 to ensure the independence of physicians, and set standards for their ethical behaviour. The website provides information about the WMA's activities, including the text of its documents and updates about revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki