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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 [3380 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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The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) was established in 1992. It is a state agency under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. It is similar to national government health departments in many countries. As of 1 July 2001, the National Institute of Public Health has a new, more clearly defined role in Sweden�s public health efforts. The main goal of the reoriented National Institute of Public Health is to work on a broad strategic scale to improve public health. Particular emphasis is put on efforts directed towards the determinants affecting groups that run the greatest health risks. All activities are to be based on sound scientific evidence.
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No Free Lunch from Drug Companies is a "refreshing" site empowering with scientific documentation the everyday resistance of health workers against the pressures for corruption promoted by the drug companies
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The Novartis Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for poor people in developing countries by improving access to healthcare through development projects, think tank efforts and dialogue facilitation.
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Oxfam International (OI) is a growing confederation of autonomous non-governmental organisations, committed to working together to fight poverty and injustice around the world. Its strategy "Towards Global Equity offers an invitation to the growing number of individuals, groups and organizations throughout the world who share Oxfam's belief that ending poverty requires a global citizens' movement for economic and social justice.
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The aim of the Physicians for Social Responsibility - Finland organisation is to increase the medical profession's understanding of the factors that affect the social rights and health and environmental security of human communities. It encourages them to act with regard to the prevention of war and the promotion of healthy environments and equity at the global level. The association is not bound to any political party or view.
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A Spanish Association of Citizens and Primary Care Physicians who vindicates more time per patient to improve the PUBLIC welfare QUALITY and professional DIGNITY. Stop cuts of medicare budgets!
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The Cuban site for Health with rich information about the extraordinary achievements of this inspiring country and people
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Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology are seriously concerned about conditions that have been hampering impartial comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation of the safety of new applications of science and technology.The increasing dependence of applied science on industrial financing.
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Public Citizen, protecting Health, Safety and Democracy since 1971 is self presented as" the consumer's eyes and ears in Washington. With the support of more than 150,000 people, we fight for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government. "
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The Radical Statistics Group was formed in 1975 as part of the radical science movement. It is an active group producing scientifically sound publications demystifying official statistics. Its members are 'radical' in being committed to helping build a more free, democratic and egalitarian society and they believe that statistics can be used as part of campaigns for progressive social change - just as they were used to support measures that led to improvements in public health in the 19'th century.
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While the World Trade Organization meets in Doha, Qatar this November 9-13, 2001, people around the world will be protesting their agenda. We want fair trade for a better world- not a free trade that compromises our democratic governments, our public services or environmental, labour and human rights standards.
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The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes.
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UNISON is Britain's biggest trade union with over 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector. Last year UNISON recruited 148,755 new members - 407 per day.
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The main site of World Health Organisation with important informations about international health and main stream health policy.
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¡Ya Basta! was put together in the Spring of 1994 in order to provide reliable information on the Zapatista uprising and serve as a mouthpiece for the Zapatistas in cyberspace. The page is always growing, and well over one million people from Mexico and elsewhere have used it as a resource.
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