Organizations


Communications/health related organizations
Governmental organizations (e.g. Centers for Disease Control)
Health systems improvement organizations
Inter-Governmental organizations (e.g. United Nations)
Logistics/health related organizations
Lists of health/development/relief organizations
Medical supply collecting/sending organizations
Non-governmental organizations (e.g. Doctors With Borders)
Student related organizations
Volunteer related organizations
Charity evaluating organizations
 

Communications/health related organizations

SatelLife employs satellite, telephone and radio networking technology to improve communications and exchanges of information in the fields of public health, medicine and the environment. A special emphasis is placed on areas of the world where access is limited by poor communications, economic conditions, or disasters.

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) services 32 countries: electronic mail, electronic conferencing, Web site hosting, satellite phones and HF/VHF radio. MAFLink, the MAF-US family of telecommunications services serves 3,300 Christian groups and missionaries in 32 countries.
 
Governmental

The Center for International Health Information (CIHI) serves under contract as a health data reference bureau for the Population, Health and Nutrition Center (PHNC) of USAID's Global Bureau. CIHI provides a broad range of technical and analytical services that are critical to the planning, funding, management, monitoring, and evaluation of USAID's programs worldwide.  The site includes information about USAID Programs, StatisticsRegional/Country Programs, and Publications

Information on Washington D.C. based embassies.

Health systems improvement organizations
 
AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation) is a field-orientated organization that has worked with the people of sub-Saharan Africa for more than 40 years to research and alleviate the regionís health problems.

Healthlink Worldwide (formerly AHRTAG) works to improve the health of poor and vulnerable communities by strengthening the provision, use and impact of information.
 
Inter-Governmental Sites

The European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) humanitarian aid and development aid website.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN Peacekeeping site

UN Volunteers

Pan American Health Organization
 

Lists of health/development/relief organizations

International Medical Volunteer Association's (IMVA) list of health volunteer-seeking organizations.

Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) extensive list of organizations.

Pan American Health Organization's Pointers to other sites.
 

Logistics/health related organizations

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) provides warehousing, shipping, and demographic mapping services for Christian agencies. MAF has 81 aircraft on 41 bases flying in remote and isolated regions of 19 countries worldwide
 
Non-governmental organizations

International Medical Volunteer Association's (IMVA) list of health volunteer-seeking organizations.

World Health Organization's list of organizations with official relations to the WHO.
 

Student related organizations

Amigos de las Américas is an international, voluntary, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization that, through service: provides leadership development opportunities for young people; promotes community health in Latin America; and facilitates cross-cultural understanding for the people of the Americas.

AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of nearly 30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns and residents from across the country, AMSA continues its commitment to improving medical training and the nation's health.

Campus Access - Canadian university and college students' information and resource center. Explore this comprehensive site geared towards the academic, professional and social needs of students attending universities, colleges and high schools in Canada.

IHMEC is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to international health education in U.S. and Canadian medical schools and residency programs.  Formed in 1991, its mission is to foster international health medical education in four program areas - curriculum, clinical training, career development, and international education policy.

IFMSA-USA (International Federation of Medical Students' Associations) home page provides useful information and links to aid medical students in becoming more involved and educated in the area of international health. We are the United States branch of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations and support international medical educational, professional and elective exchange, international peace, AIDS and STD awareness, and public health efforts.

Volunteer related organizations
 
Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization that promotes the sharing of ideas, information and resources to help build a world where all people can live free, dignified and productive lives. They do this by 1)  maintaining Idealist, the most comprehensive directory of nonprofit and volunteering resources on the Web 2) Publishing Ideas in Action, a bi-weekly email newsletter with news and pointers to useful resources for volunteers and nonprofit professionals around the world and 3) sending out daily Job and Internship Alerts with information about jobs and internships posted in Idealist during the previous 24 hours.

The Crisis Corps is a Peace Corps program that mobilizes returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps Volunteers completing their tours to help countries address critical needs on a short-term basis.

The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is an alliance of nonprofit, non-governmental organizations based in the Americas, that are involved in international volunteer and internship exchanges including many that are healthcare related.

NetAid "uses the Internet to empower people to take action on extreme poverty around the world." Part of their work involves volunteers who use their internet and computer skills to benefit programs in developing countries.
 

Medical supply collecting/sending/providing organizations

AFAF Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific provides hospital equipment and medical supplies to developing countries overseas including Cambodia, FSM, Fiji, Iran, Laos, Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Solomon Islands, PNG, Tonga, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Global links is a nonprofit organization specializing in recycling surplus medical supplies and equipment to needy hospitals and clinics in Latin America and throughout the world.

MAP International is a Christian organization which supplies Travel Packs (prepared medical supply packs) for short term health missions.

Recycler's World has an area for buying and selling used medical equipment.

REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment For The Developing World) is an organization dedicated to collecting and recycling medical supplies for donation to developing countries. They supply free Inservice Teaching Packets to all requesting hospitals. Packets consists of an audio-visual presentation, computer data basing software, written information for all participants, descriptions of our policies & procedures, and a list of over 300 U.S.-based charities that may be interested in receiving recovered materials.

World Medical Mission, the medical ministry of the Christian organization Samaritanís Purse accepts donations of selected supplies for use in developing countries.

Charity evaluating organizations

GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 620,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Financial statements are included for many organizations.

The National Charities Information Bureau site helps promote informed giving and enables more contributors to make sound giving decisions.

The Better Business Bureau website has detailed reports on major charities.

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