Africa: Health

  • African Index Medicus Database
      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.
  • African Medical and Research Foundation
    • 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.

  • African Networks for Health Research & Development
      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 Center (APHRC)
      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 evidence.
  • 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 ica."
  • HealthNet Africa
      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.
  • Ibogaine Dossier
      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
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    Editor: Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, Ph.D, aadinar@sas.upenn.edu
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