African Index Medicus
In order to give access to information published in or related to
Africa and to encourage local publishing, the World Health Organization,
in collaboration with the Association for Health Information and
Libraries in Africa (AHILA), has produced an international index to
African health literature and information sources.
and Research Foundation
African Networks for Health Research & Development
For 40 years, AMREF has worked with local communities to research and
alleviate the region's health problems. AMREF's mission, in partnership
with communities, governments and donors, is to improve health care for
the underserved in Africa through service delivery, training and research.
AMREF is a field-orientated organisation that implements programmes. It
does not make grants.
The main purpose of this electronic conference is exchange of information between the different networks active in Health Research for Development in the Eastern and Southern African Region. By this better collaboration between the networks is expecte
d in the fields of capacity building, planning and conducting research, transformation of research recommendations into action, etc.
African Population and Health Research
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a
non-profit, non-governmental, international organization that is
committed to conducting policy-relevant research on population and
health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. The Center also facilitates the use
of research evidence in policy and practice in the region, in addition
to strengthening the research capacity of African scholars and
institutions to enhance skills in generating credible scientific
African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control
The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) covers 19 African countries and more than 85% of all people affected by onchocerciasis, or river blindness, in the world.
AIDS and Agriculture in
Sub-Saharan Africa (Martina Haslwimmer)
The paper discusses the impact of AIDS in agriculture which may result in labour shortages forcing
farm households to shift from cash to subsistence crops when food security is being threatened. Cash
crops which require a long investment period may not be suitable for families afflicted by AIDS that
are in need of quick returns to cover immediate medical, funeral or orphan-related expenses, etc.
Best of the
Web: Africa Health
List of several websites on Africa health-related resources.
Health and Human Resources Analysis in Africa
HHRAA is a project of USAID's Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development. The purpose of HHRAA is to increase the use of information for improved policies, strategies and programs in the health, population, and basic education sectors in Afr
HealthNet is a computer network which links health care workers around the world. HealthNet is
administered by SatelLife,
an international non-profit organization based in the United States of America. HealthNet provides
access to information and
offers other services tailored to meet the current demands of its users.
Health Transition Centre
The Health Transition Centre was established in 1988 by The Australian National University to foster work on the cultural, social and behavioural aspects of health.
This site contains a collection of articles and papers from several publications relating to health issues.
bogaine, a substance discovered in plants from the West African rain forests has been reported to reduce both narcotic and cocaine withdrawal symptoms while concurrently precipitating a process of
abreaction that attenuates or interrupts the craving to use drugs of high abuse potential.
Malaria andInfectous Diseases in Africa
The primary objective of this publication is to give African malariologists the opportunity to know each other, exchange views, find out who is doing what and to envisage the possibilities for south-south collaboration in research.
Mots Pluriels, Vol.1, No.3
Special issue on AIDS (in literature and culture, in Africa and elsewhere) [French].
PANA: Science and Health Bulletin
Health news from Africa provided by the Panafrican News Agency (PANA).
WHO Regional Office For Africa
Information related to World Health Organization Regional Office For Africa