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ASOCIACION LATINOAMERICANA DE MEDICINA SOCIAL (ALAMES) is the IAHP collaborating association in the Latin America. With active groups in all the regions of SAouth America is a respected association with strong links with both the academic milieu and the poltical activism.
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The Association of German Democratic Doctors, VDAEAE is an active network with a rich history of struggles for health. VDAEAE promotes science, research and education in health care. It works publicly to keep and build up democratic strutures in the health care system. The development of social and humane values within physicians has highest priority. The vdaeae makes no lobby work for commercial interests of physicians. Address: Verein Demokratischer Aerztinnen und Aerzte Kurfuerstenstr. 18 60486 Frankfurt a. Main Germany Tel: +49 69 779366 Fax:+49 69 7073967
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The Centre for International Public Health Policy, headed by Prof Allyson Pollock, has been newly established in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. It offers MSc programmes in global health policy, and carries out research into international health, public health policy, and the use of private finance in public services, including the use of public private partnerships.
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The European Federation of Public Service Unions, EPSU, is a free and democratic federation of independent trade union organisations for employees in public services in Europe. It is the largest industry Federation within the ETUC. The Federation speaks on behalf of over 180 public sector unions representing approximately 10 million organised workers in more than 30 EU and applicant countries as well as member states of the European Economic Area. The EPSU was founded in 1978. EPSU represents some 3 million health and social services workers.
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The European Network for the Right to Health is gathering people and organisations that are active within the European Social Forum. Its aim is to promote health as a social right higher in the political agenda and campaigns of the ESF.
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The Greek Social Forum is a meeting place for workers, the unemployed, young people, students, political parties and organisations, ecological, feminist, antiracist and immigrant movements, unions, federations, co-ordinating committees from social movements and local initiatives. It stands for pluralistic, democratic action, the creative co-existence of diverse political views, the militant confrontation with neoliberalism, war, racism and suppression and the institutions that are planning and implementing these policies nationally and internationally - governments, the European Union and international organizations. The Greek Social Forum is ready to be seen and heard with demonstrations at all the ministerial meetings during the Greek European Presidency culminating in the international protest march in Thessaloniki in June 2003. The Greek Social Forum is a participant in the European Social Forum which was established in Florence (November 6-10th 2002)
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Federacion de Asociaciones para la Defensa de la Sanidad Publica The IAHP collaborating organisation in Spain with rich and imaginative activities in all the country and strong mobilisations for the defense of Health as a Social Right. FADSP is also producing a journal the "SALUD 2000" (see section of Journals links)
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Health Systems Trust is a dynamic independent non-government organisation established in 1992 to support the transformation of the South African health system. The trust actively supports the current and future development of a comprehensive health care system through strategies designed to promote equity and efficiency in health and health care delivery.
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Pressure group in defence of the NHS. Founded in the autumn of 1983, London Health Emergency is the country's biggest and longest-running pressure group in defence of the NHS.With over 200 trade union bodies, campaigns and community organisations affiliated at local, regional and national level, and many more subscribers, it issues a quarterly tabloid newspaper Health Emergency which has a print run of 10,000 and a distribution reaching many parts of England, Scotland and Wales. Health Emergency carries news and comment on the full range of health service policy issues, with a special focus on acute hospital services, mental health services, care of the elderly, the impact of the government's marketising reforms, and the developments in private medicine
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Nursing and global health action. Politic, ethic and professional role.
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Journals [3365 clicks]
Health Matters is an independent quarterly magazine about health politics and policy edited by british health workers and academics, including inits editorial board Steve Iliffe and James Munro, both members of IAHP in Europe. It is non-profitmaking and has a principled editorial policy in support of the NHS and a reduction in health inequality both nationally and internationally.
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Edited by Vicente Navarro, a founding member of IAHP, the International Journal of Health Services is internationally recognised as a leading journal in health policies and international health. The Journal contains articles on health and social policy, political economy and sociology, history and philosophy, ethics and law in the areas of health and health care. The Journal provides analysis of developments in the health and social sectors of every area of the world, including relevant scholarly articles, position papers, and stimulating debates about the most controversial issues of the day. It is of interest to health professionals and social scientists interested in the many different facets of health, disease, and health care.
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The official journal of FADSP, with interesting papers on helath policies, primary care, health and gender and rich information about the local health matters
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Related Links [2604 clicks]
Asociación Latina para el Analisis de los Sistemas de Salud, ALASS está fundada sobre la hipótesis de que existe una cultura latina. Ésta se caracteriza en la manera de percibir la calidad de vida, los comportamientos en materias de prevención de las enfermedades, la utilización de los servicios de salud, etc... Esta cultura común recoge al mismo tiempo las peculiaridades nacionales, regionales o locales. El descubrimiento de estas características comunes facilita la comprensión de los problemas particulares de los diferentes países latinos y las soluciones que se adaptan a los sistemas de salud de estos países. ALASS promueve un acercamiento pluridisciplinar para resolver estos problemas sociosanitarios.
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The Alternative Information and Development Centre is a NGO working in the context of globalisation, together with popular organisations and social movements in South and Southern Africa, for economic justice and social transformation. Focusing on problems of debt, international trade, finance and macroeconomic policy, AIDC implements an integrated strategy of: Research , Popular education, Public information and publications and Lobbying and advocacy towards developing alternative policies that can address the problems of poverty, unemployment and social inequality. Mission : Through its programmes, and by campaigning and coalition building, AIDC aims to contribute to the development of national, regional and international challenges to the currently dominant global economic system. Through the empowerment and mobilisation of progressive organisations and popular social movements, it further aims to contribute to the development of alternatives that ensure fundamental socio-economic transformation.
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HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups. We believe that health for all people is only possible in a global society where the guiding principles are sharing, mutual assistance, and respect for cultural and individual differences.
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The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity. The Independent Media Center was established by various independent and alternative media organizations and activists for the purpose of providing grassroots coverage of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in Seattle last November.
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Institut für Medizinische Soziologie [3379 clicks]
The Institut für Medizinische Soziologie, Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität was founded in 1973. Its scientific work concerns itself with the analysis of the relationship of medicine and society. The social, economic and political relationships within medicine as well as the relationship between medicine and the social whole are unravelled in research and teaching. There is theoretical and empirical work in relation to historic contexts and links with society. The special and the general has to be conveyed. After all, the influence of medicine on the laws of socialisation determines its social character. In this context the accompanying critical reflection on social power relationships, social structures and political authority gains its specific meaning.
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The International Federation of Medical Students' Associations, IFMSA, is an independent, non-political federation of 68 national associations of medical students, as of the General Assembly in 1998. It was founded in 1951 as a result of the post-war wave of friendship spirit among international students. IFMSA affiliated to the United Nations system, and has since 1969 been recognised by the World Health Organization as the official international forum for international medical students.
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International Poverty & Health Network is a world-wide network of people and organisations from health, business, NGOs, government and society-in-general who exchange experiences and share information on the most effective approaches and solutions for health in poverty eradication policies, strategies and actions To integrate health into poverty eradication policies and strategies, promoting community partnership and intersectoral action, as a means to achieve effective and sustainable results.
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The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is an independent professional association of individuals and organisations that for nearly 50 years has been committed to improving the health of the people of the world through education, community action and the development of public policies
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Kabissa- Space for change in Africa is a site dedicated to strengthening the capacity of African non-profit organisations to use the full potential of the Internet in the interest of building civil society and democracy in Africa. We operate on the principles of inclusiveness and collaboration, and invite all organisations and initiatives that share our goals to join as members and partners.
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Medact is a health professionals organisation challenging barriers to health. Areas of interest and activities: Nuclear & Conflict | Refugees & Health | Environment | Global Health Curriculum | Global Economics & Health
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