The United Nations page for UN-related health info
-- Africa Specific
Journals, Publications, and
Health Mailing Lists
Health -- Africa Specific
AfricaNews--Science and Medicine - news
on science and health in Africa--updated weekly.
HealthNet Africa - health information network. Covers many
Health Resources on the World Wide
Association of South Africamedical sites.
- news, forums,
publications, database, and links to other
Medical Informatics in Developing
Countries - links to organizations,
journals, web sites, conferences, and listservs.
International Association: "Investing in the Health of Women
and Girls"--24th International Congress of the
Medical Women's International Association: Nairobi,
Kenya, November 8-18, 1998. Co-sponsored
by the Kenya Medical Women's Association; to be held
at the Safari Park Hotel. (via Africa Online,
Medweb-Africa - list
of African Medweb sites with access to electronic
publications, other institutes working in health, and
Organization for West African Health - health
bibliographies, on-line newsletter, and access to
SateLife: Global Communications for
Health - non-profit organization
striving to improve communication of health
information, includes descriptions of projects and
links to collaborative organizations.
SFPS--Santé Familiale et Prévention du
SIDA - information on USAID's Family
Health and AIDS prevention project in West and
Central Africa and access to documents and related
Stanford University Health Archives -
links to organizations, fulltext of the African
Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Ebola
resources, AIDS information.
Travelers' Health Advisories, 1996-1997.
(Centers for Disease Control & Prevention,
Organization for Africa (THO)
Operates in 10 Southern African countries with
regional offices in Swaziland and South
Africa.Contact: Hugo Van Damme, Project Coordinator.
University of Capetown and Groote Schuur
Hospital - clinical information and
University of Zambia Guide to Medical
compilation of links to electronic medical and health
news, information about medical research and
organizations, as well as a description of
collections at the University of Zambia Medical
Library. Plus, access to the online journal, Zambia Health Information
by the University of Zambia Medical Library &
Lenny Rhine, University of Florida at Gainesville.
UPENN African Studies - Health Sector -
links to health related information including health
profiles of many African countries.
Publications and Essays on Health
African Newsletter on Occupational
Health and Safety
Electronic Journal of Africana
EJAB is a refereed
online journal of bibliographies on any aspect of
Africa, its peoples, their homes, cities, towns,
districts, states, countries, regions, including
social, economic sustainable development, creative
literature, the arts, and the Diaspora.
Emory University - Online Journals and
Newsletters - health journals such as the
British Medical Journal, the New England Journal of
Medicine, and the AIDS Information Newsletter.
Field study: electronic Networking for
Health In Zimbabwe, 1994
Harvard University - Electronic Journals
and Other Publications
- health journals
and Harvard health publications.
Essay on aids, and
call for donations.
"Medical / health periodicals and
books on Africa,"
Online journal of
bibliographies on any aspect of Africa. By John Bruce
Howell, International Studies Bibliographer,
University of Iowa Libraries.
MEDLINE - U.S. National Library of
developed by the National Center for Biotechnology
Information (NCBI) at the National Library of
Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). It has been developed in conjunction
with publishers of biomedical literature as a search
tool for accessing literature citations and linking
to full-text journals at Web sites of participating
New England Journal of Medicine
A weekly journal
reporting the results of important medical research
worldwide. The Journal is owned and published by the
Massachusetts Medical Society.
Richard Rath, "Horton Hears the
a journal of things that do not fit (September
29, 1996). An opinion article & internet resource
page on the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the WHO.
Health Review - on-line South African journal,
searchable medical databases, and other health links.
Education and Resource Trust (AVERT) -
information about HIV infection, statistics and
relevant links, information for nurses, and resources
Aids Resource List -
information and resources, links to many AIDS/HIV
sites, newsletters, databases, and a WWW virtual
library index on AIDS.
HIV Molecular Immunology Database -
searchable comprehensive database of HIV epitopes.
HIVNET International Site Update, 1996
International Program is sponsoring projects in eight
countries, five in Africa (Senegal, Kenya, Malawi,
Uganda, & Zimbabwe), two in Asia (India,
Thailand), and one in the Americas (Brazil). Various
U.S. universities are subcontracted to implement
these studies, with close collaboration of host
country universities or research institutions." The
site includes reports on studies about HIV high risk
populations and a useful bibliography.
Migrants contre le SIDA/HIV
MAHA is a small,
informal network of immigrant rights and AIDS
activists from Arab, African, and other Third world
Notes Opérationelles SIDA: Intégrer le
vih/SIDA dans la planification sectorielle -
USAID-funded newsletter, links to other AIDS-related
(Swahili for "Home"), was opened in
September 1992 to care for abandoned children who are
HIV +. Located in the town of Karen, very near
UNDP HIV and Development Programme -
program descriptions, policies, regional initiatives,
networks and publications.
Global Network on Food Security -
link to discussion group on Food Security,
newsletter, World Food Summit Info, other related
HungerWeb - links to current research,
advocacy and policy organizations and materials,
education and training materials, and field work.
Australian National University
-Demography and Population Studies WWW Virtual
Library - resource page for leading
information facilities in demography and population
studies. Links to sites, databases, gopher servers,
Health International - links, information, and
publications in family planning, HIV/AIDS/STDs,
and Women's studies.
National Center for Geographic
Information and Analysis, Population related
Activities - population databases for
Africa, links to other population web sites.
Population Reference Bureau -
information on U.S. and international population
trends, including educational tools, links to other
sites, and PRB publications.
Population Studies Center - University
of Michigan - access to publications, data
archives, library, research projects, other relevant
departments and population resources on the web.
Reproductive Health Working Group -
access to a list of recent publications and works in
progress from 11 reproductive health organizations.
Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene -
online newsletter, journals, clinical resources,
educational and basic science resources.
Communicable Disease Control Program -
online newsletter (Communicable Disease Bulletin),
general information on communicable diseases and
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre -
access to public health publications, international
surveillance schemes and communicable disease
resources on the Web.
Ebola Fever Information
Ebola Links on the Web
Ebola Virus Hemorrhagic Fever: General
Ebola:electron Micrographs of Viruses
Emory University: Division of Infectious
Diseases - infectious disease WWW links,
online journals, microbiology and research sites.
Hydrochloride (aka Lariam or Mephaquine) is a
relatively new anti-malarial drug, developed by
Hoffman LaRoche of Switzerland. It is especially good
at preventing the onset of one particularly lethal
strain of malaria known as falciparum, one of four
known strains, one which is becoming a problem in
some parts of the world because it has become
resistant to many conventional forms of
prevention/treatment (esp. in Central Africa).
University of Rochester Medical
Center-Infectious Diseases Unit -
relevant publications and links to other Web sites.
WHO-Emerging and other Communicable
Diseases Surveillance and Control -
updated information on newly emerging diseases and
specific disease information.
WHO-Malaria Database -
information resources ranging from disease pathology
to journals, an ftp site, and a malaria discussion
Medical and Research Foundation(AMREF)
are woefully inadequate and scarce in African
countries. To help these African doctors, a group of
American businessmen and professionals have joined
together to create a support group called Africa
The Carter Center Health Programs:
The Carter Center
is working to improve the quality of life through
programs in disease prevention and agriculture.
Centre de coopération internationale en
santé et développement
In 1987, the Centre for International Cooperation in
Health and Development (CCISD) was created by the
Faculty of Medicine of Laval University to
coordinate, plan, and manage basic health
interventions in developing countries. Since 1996,
the CCISD has become an independent corporation.
Society for International Health - resource page for Internet
information for those in the field of international
health. Includes links to news sources, international
organizations and networks, and resource links by
country and continent.
for Disease Control (CDC) -
general health information, publications, statistics,
links to other sites.
International Health Program Office -
collaborative effort with other nations and
international organizations, several focus areas
including global health policy, access to global
Global Health : Making Contacts -
this site provides an extensive list of links to
agencies related to public health worldwide including
international and national NGOs, IGOs, government
agencies, local and regional organizations, and
public health schools. It also links to several sites
that have mechanisms help you to locate a person in
the public health field.
Harvard University School of Public
Health - links to other sites,
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) -
news releases, statistics, issue specific
information, international humanitarian law,
mission is to facilitate the development and
implementation of solutions to the health, economic
and social problems caused by malaria.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):
of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). MSF is a
humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency
medical assistance to populations in danger in more
than 80 countries.
MSF Projects in Africa
Institutes of Health - news, scientific resources
including databases and online journals.
U.S. National Library of Medicine -
access to 40+ databases and links to other resources.
U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services - links to consumer
information, current research and news.
The mission of The
Valley Trust is to offer quality education and
training and associated resources in fields relating
to comprehensive primary health care and sustainable
development, to strengthen the capacity of
individuals and communities to improve their own
quality of life.
HEALTH MAILING LISTS
Mailing lists, or
listservs, distribute messages to everyone who has
subscribed to the list. Some listservs are "read
only," meaning that they distribute news and
publications, but do not permit subscribers to submit
messages to one another. Discussion groups, the more
common type of mailing list, allow subscribers to
both receive and submit information on a particular
topic. If you subscribe to a discussion group, you
can send a message to a central computer which then
sends your message to all other subscribers of the
list. There are a huge number of mailing lists on the
Internet, but this guide lists only select democracy
and governance-related listservs. They are all free
and open to the public; all you have to do is
1. To subscribe to listserv
and listproc lists: send e-mail to the
subscription address listed below (leave the subject
line blank) with the following message:
<LISTNAME> <Your Name>
Example: SUBSCRIBE AIDS John Engels
2. To subscribe to Majordomo
lists: send e-mail message to the subscription
address listed below (leave the subject line blank)
with the following two-line message:
3. Keep the e-mail
that the listserv, listproc, or majordomo sends back
to you. It will contain instructions for various
options and commands, including removing your name
from the list, receiving the list in
"digest" format, and posting messages to