Multilateral Health Organizations in Africa

  • ICRC- International Committee of the Red Cross
    Links to information on ICRC operations in Africa
    The website of the United Nations Children's Fund. Links to information about health-related programs in Africa.
  • The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
    The Global Fund was founded as a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities. It was created to finance a dramatic turn-around in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund works as a financial instrument attracting, managing and disbursing resources to fight the target diseases.
  • Oxfam International- Programs
    Links to information and reports about Oxfam's projects around Africa. Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.
  • GAVI- The Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations
    The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization is a new type of public-private partnership, which brings together governments in developing and industrialized countries, established and emerging vaccine manufacturers, (NGOs), research institutes, and multilateral organizations to work towards the mission of saving children's lives and protecting people's health through the widespread use of vaccines.
    The website of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
  • Merck Vaccine Network- Africa
    The Merck Vaccine Network- Africa (MVN-A) project aims to provide for the development of sustainable immunization training programs in GAVI-eligible nations. The MVN-A project supports the development of African centers provide training for national and regional mid- to high-level program managers in vaccine management and immunization services.
  • International Council of Nurses
    Homepage of the International Council of Nurses- a federation of national nurses' associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 120 countries. ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
  • US Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of Global Health Affairs- Africa
    The Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for representing the Department to other governments, international organizations, and the private sector on international and refugee health issues. OGHA works to develop U.S. policy and strategy positions related to health issues in collaboration with other agencies and organizations.
  • CCISD- Projects
    Centre de Cooperation internationale en sante et developpement (CCISD) works in collaboration with hundreds of non governmental organizations (NGOs), government and paragovernmental services, private structures and various health establishments to design and manage international health projects.
  • World Bank- Africa
    This site is a gateway to information on programs in Africa led by the World Bank. Links to published materials on health, news, events and genreal information about the World Bank Group.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International Home Page
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries. The website's volunteer link offers information about volunteering for the organisation abroad.
  • Red Cross Red Crescent-Africa Programmes
    This website, which can also be viewed in Spanish or French, offers links to the Red Cross/ Red Crescent programs going on in African countries as well as regional reports. There are also links to job and volunteer opportunities.
  • Reproductive Health Outlook (RHO)
    Reproductive Health Outlook is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. RHO offers bibliographies with citations and abstracts about health topics like Adolescent Reproductive Health, Cervical Cancer Prevention, Contraceptive Methods, Family Planning Program Issues, Gender and Sexual Health, Harmful Health Practices, HIV/AIDS, Infertility, Men and Reproductive Health, Older Women, Refugee Reproductive Health, Reproductive Tract Infections, Safe Motherhood. The link at for Program Examples provides some information about women's health programs in Africa.
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID)- Global Health
    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsors extensive health programs in the global south through its Bureau for Global Health (GH). USAID's interventions are in areas including child, maternal, and reproductive health, and the reduction diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. This website contains links to information about specific programs as well as access to relevant news and online publications.
  • Department for International Development (DFID)- Africa
    The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. This link provides access to country-specific information, news, case studies and research publications connected to DFID's invovlement in sub-Saharan Africa, including many health-related projects.
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)- Africa and Middle East
    According to a government madate,"The purpose of Canada's Official Development Assistance is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world." This site provides links to information, news, photos, maps and reports related to CIDA's programs in sub-Saharan Africa. The site also provides rich materials for teachers and speical resources for youth.
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)- Africa
    Sida is a government agency that is responsible for most of Swedens contributions to international development cooperation. The goal of Sida's work is "to improve the standard of living of poor people and, in the long term, to eradicate poverty." This page provides links to country-specific information regarding Sida's interventions in Africa. News, as well as specific information about activities and breakdowns of expenditures for each country are available.