The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development,and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. ... [according to site editor's information]
JEFCAS does research in African Politics, Development and Security. Research questions can be about conflicts, post-conflict reconstruction, poverty and inequality, resources. JEFCAS only offers postgraduate courses (MA as well as PhD). Further research questions and projects for example are about AIDS, child labour or water governance. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Grameen Foundation has been working in Sub-Saharan Africa for more than a decade, improving the livelihoods of the region’s poor by building relevant mobile-based solutions and increasing access to financial services. Their current work focuses on delivering financial solutions and information services via mobile technology that target the rural poor, with a specific focus on agriculture, health and livelihoods. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Peace Corps entered Cameroon in 1962 with 20 Volunteers who came as math/science teachers. Peace Corps Cameroon’s program grew and diversified to include inland fisheries, credit union/cooperatives education, English teaching, community forestry, health, and community development.eace Corps Cameroon’s Community health project focuses on health promotion, education, and prevention, which empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own health. ... [according to site editor's information]
Based in Gambia, CIAM is a non-profit organisation placed at the interface between academia, public health decision makers, and providers of disease control interventions. It focuses on public health concerns - malaria and HIV/AIDS and their associated diseases and health problems - that have major effects on the mortality and morbidity (and subsequent loss of economic and social capacity) of the people of West Africa.
Working in close partnership with local, national and international organisations, CIAM undertakes practical on-the-ground research into problem areas affecting the provision of services and health promotion.
(CIAM stands for Centre for Innovation Agaist Malaria.) ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the Program of African Studies at the Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. The Programme offers Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. You will find broad information on the programme, events, scholarships, the famous Herskovits Library (you will also find some fulltexts about the founder of African Studies in the USA, Melville Herskovits) etc. Furthermore, you will find many fulltext documents under "publications (Working Papers, Newsletter, Conference Reports / Papers). The Programme moreover has two research centres: the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) and the Research Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies ("the Centre") was established in 1997 by the University of KwaZulu-Natal ("the University"), the South African Medical Research Council ("the MRC"), and the UK based charity, the Wellcome Trust ("the Trust").The Centre was created by these bodies to conduct and support research addressing pressing population and reproductive health questions affecting people in sub-Saharan Africa.MISSION AND SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY• To conduct policy relevant health and population research, in an ethical manner, in partnership with the community in which it works.• To enhance the capacity of the people of sub-Saharan Africa to do research." ... [according to site editor’s information]
CDC.gov is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a public domain Web site, which means you may link to CDC.gov at no cost and without specific permission. CDC.gov provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources – and over 900 topics in the CDC.gov A-Z Index. ... [according to site editor's information]
HEART is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the people of Africa to survive the HIV/AIDS pandemic. HEART and its partners are empowering current and future generations of the people of Africa through disease prevention, education and economic strengthening, to promote physical, spiritual and emotional health as a Christian faith-based organization [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....