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Book Aid International
Their vision is of a world in which everyone has access to the books and information they need. They are working towards that vision by providing books for readers of all ages in some of the world's poorest countries.
39 - 41 Coldharbour Lane
tel: 020 7733 3577
fax: 020 7978 8006
Commonwealth Health Matters
Magazine produced by the Health Dept. of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Health Dept, Commonwealth Secretariat
Marlborough House
Pall Mall
fax: 020 7747 6543
A Journal produced by the World Council of Churches in conjunction with the Christian Medical Association of India. Published 4 times a year, it is free to overseas workers.
Christian Medical Association of India
2A-3 Local Shopping Centre
New Delhi
fax: +91 11 559 8150
Contact a Family (CaF]
Produces a Directory, which provides information about some 800 medical disorders including details of support organisations.
tel: 020 7608 8700
Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance
'Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance' is the on line drug safety bulletin of the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) and Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM). The bulletin is produced four times a year and is mailed to all doctors, dentists, pharmacists and coroners in the United Kingdom. It alerts them to problems with medicines and provides advice on the ways medicines may be used more safely.
Medicines Control Agency
Pharmacovigilance Unit
15-250, Market Towers
1 Nine Elms Lane
tel: 020-7273 0156
fax: 020-7273 0282
Diabetes International
A Journal devoted to Diabetes. Published 3 times a year it is free to overseas workers.
FSG Medimedia Ltd
Vine House
Fair Green
fax: 01638 743998
Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB]
Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin is published by Which? Ltd (a subsidiary of Consumers' Association). An eight page, monthly bulletin, it gives rigorous and independent evaluations of drugs and other treatments, and is aimed at doctors and pharmacists. On Which? Online you'll find a summary of articles published in the current issue, an index of articles published since 1994 and a list of links to other medical sites.
DTB, Consumers' Association
Gascoyne Way
Hertford X
SG14 1LH
tel: 0845 983 0082 or (00) 44 1992 822809 if calling from outside the UK
Essential Drugs Monitor
Produced by WHO and available free in several languages.
The Editor
Essential Drugs Monitor
CH-1211 Geneva 27
fax: +41 22-791-4167
Families on the move
A book by Marion Knell. Published by Monarch ISBN 1-85424-523-6
A quarterly Journal produced by Tearfund linking health and development workers worldwide.
P.O. Box 200
WV16 4WQ
tel: 01746 768750
A book Myles Wilson Pub. 2006 by Stewardship ISBN 978-0-9553320-0-5
The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

The HINARI program, set up by WHO together with major publishers was launched in January 2002. HINARI gives access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Over 3750 journal titles are now available to health institutions in 113 countries, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improved world health.
Hesperian Health Guides promotes health and self determination in poor communities worldwide by making health information accessible. Our first book, Where There Is No Doctor, is considered to be one of the most accessible and widely used community health books in the world.
1919 Addison St
Suite 304
CA 94704
tel: 1-888-729-1796
fax: 1-510-845-9141
INASP-Health is a cooperative network for organizations and individuals working to improve access to reliable, relevant information for health professionals in developing and transitional countries. Services include: Advisory and Referral Service; Health Information Forum; 'HIF-net at WHO' email discussion list; INASP-Health Directory; INASP Health Links gateway; and INASP Newsletter. Participation is free of charge and without obligation..
Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MD
Senior Programme Manager
PO Box 516
tel: +44 (0)1865 248124
fax: +44 (0)1865 251060
The Journal of Christian Nursing strives to help Christian nurses view nursing practice through the eyes of faith. It is a professional journal by and for nurses. Topics covered include Christian concepts in nursing, professional issues, spiritual care, ethics, values, healing and wholeness, psychology and religion, personal and professional life, patient/client experiences which include a faith dimension (including case studies), and stories of nurses who have stepped out in faith to care for others in new or unusual ways in the U.S. or overseas.
Journal of Christian Nursing
P.O. Box 7895
tel: 1-608/274-4823 x401
An International Journal to Promote Eye Health Worldwide. Other publications include, books, sets of teaching slides and videos. The Journal is free to overseas workers.
International Centre for Eye Health
International Resource Centre
Keppel St
tel: 020 7612 7964/72/73
A helpful guide for doctors 'thrown in at the deep end', C Andrew Pearson, ISBN 1 8711 8802 3. Available from TALC. Price £6.80
Useful book from Professionals and students. See webpage
A UK based central source of information relating to childbirth and to disseminate this information to midwives and others, both nationally and internationally. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest provides maternity health professionals with an overview of key midwifery and medical research to inform their practice. MIDIRS Enquiry Service provides access to more in-depth information about topics of interest.
9 Elmdale Road
tel: 0800 581 009 (UK Only) International +44 (0) 117 925 1791
fax: +44 (0) 117 925 1792
OMNI (Organising Medical Networked Information) is a gateway to evaluated, quality Internet resources in health and medicine, aimed at students, researchers, academics and practitioners in the health and medical sciences. OMNI is created by a core team of information specialists and subject experts based at the University of Nottingham Greenfield Medical Library, in partnership with key organisations throughout the UK and further afield.
Greenfield Medical Library
Queens Medical Centre
tel: +44 (0)115 849 3251
fax: +44 (0)115 8493265
India's first, peer reviewed, 'online only' biomedical journal. The journal publishes articles of contemporary interest and original works of biomedical professionals.
OJHAS is published exclusively Online, and is a Free Access Medical Journal. We support the initiatives to provide free access to biomedical literature online.
Dr B.S Kakkilaya
Light House Polyclinic
Light House Hill Road
(Book or CD-ROM) by Patrick Johnstone - WEC INTL/ OM Publishing - an overview of each country in the world from the perspective of Christian mission.
A magazine on Reproductive Health in less developed countries. Produced 4 times a year by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). Free to overseas workers.
Outlook Editors
1455 NW Leary Way
tel: (206) 285 3500
fax: (206) 285 6619
Published 4 times a year. Free to overseas workers.
Georgina Stock
66 Chiltern Road
An electronic health information access tool for health researchers in the developing world, run by the University of Toronto Library. Allows on-line access to the Library's full archive of journals, research papers and other resources.
Rural and Remote Health Journal was initiated in 1998 by a grant to Deakin University from the Department of Human Services, Rural health Division, Victoria, Australia. The initial vision was to serve rural and remote communities throughout the world by providing a community forum and specific health-related information
A Practice Guide for use in Developing Countries - By Ted Lankester (2nd edition). 2002. Pub Macmillan also available from Interhealth
A practical guide for cross-cultural teamwork. A short-term overseas project checklist. Ditch Townsend. ISBN 125078 240 7. Available from STL

Supplies teaching aids, CD Roms and a wide range of appropriate technology medical textbooks and have a scheme to provide small libraries of health related books to hospitals and district health centres.

PO Box 49
St Albans
tel: 01727 853869
fax: 01727 846852
The main advocate for global action on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It leads, strengthens and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic.
20, avenue Appia
Geneva 27
tel: +41.22.791.3666
fax: +41.22.791.4187
By Ted Lankester (of Interhealth). A health survival manual for volunteers and expatriates working abroad. Published by Sheldon Press. Visit
Journal of the RSM.
Manson House
26 Portland Place
tel: 020 7580 2127
fax: 020 7436 1389
This training toolkit is designed to provide basic training on HIV treatment and care for health care workers in resource-limited settings, to support the safe and effective introduction of antiretroviral therapy.
Published by the Royal Society of Medicine. Tropical Doctor provides an ideal forum for sharing experiences and establishing best practice, aiding communication between medical professionals in different environments. Doctors working in district level hospitals and community services will find this publication particularly useful.
Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd
1 Wimpole Street
tel: 020 7290 2921
fax: 020 7290 2929
Notes from the CMO, CNO and CPO.
The Medical Mailing Company
P.O. Box 60
LE11 0WP
Editorial Address
108 Richmond House
tel: 020 7210 3000
The Trust's mission is 'to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health'. Reflecting the profound impact today's research will have on society, the Wellcome Trust also seeks to raise awareness of the medical, ethical and social implications of research and promote dialogue between scientists, the public and policy makers.
Wellcome Trust
Gibbs Building
215 Euston Road
tel: 0207 611 8888
fax: 0207 611 8545
World Anaesthesia is a journal for anaesthetists' interested in or working in developing countries. Since it was first published over twelve years ago, its circulation has grown to 3,000 per issue for its English-language edition, 3,000 in Chinese Mandarin, 2,000 in Russian, 1,400 in Spanish and 500 in French.
Media Publishing Company
Media House
41 Crayford Way
tel: 01332 558029
fax: 01332 558524
World Anaesthesia Online. An educational journal for anaesthetists in developing countries available via the Internet.
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