Useful Resources

AND THEN SHE SAID - 5 Novels, 5 Women, 5 Stories
Jallow M: Positively African, October 2016

Experience African literature in a totally new way through an intimate re-imagining of five acclaimed novels, performed for the stage. Reimagined and retold by five women the stories grapple with questions of race, sexuality, patriarchy, friendship, love, loneliness and much more. Drawing from the historical novel ‘The Orchard of Lost Souls’ by the young award-winning Somali-British writer Nadia Mohamed, Raya Wambui bears witness to the painful experience of three Somali women. Patricia Kihoro’s presents a performance of Zukiswa Wanner’s painfully funny and profoundly perceptive ‘Maid in SA: 30 ways to leave your madam’.

Animation of the The Hungry Season
Leonie Joubert, with University of Cape Town and Embassy of Finland: November 2013

In a book 'The Hungry Season: Feeding Southern Africa’s Cities' Leonie Joubert. tells the story of food security, or its lack, through the voices of people. Through the lives of eight people in eight southern African places she looks at the complexity of food security in urban areas. Joubert shows that food has been a major driver of our technological development over the past 12 000 years. Food availability has allowed our cities to grow big, and ironically, has produced a lack of food security for many living in those cities. This is an animation of The Hungry Season, and tackles the question – why, when southern Africa produces enough calories and nutrients to feed the region, are so many people living with hunger or the fear of hunger? It is a journey through eight people’s lives in eight different regions.

Annotated Bibliography on Equity in Health, 1980-2001

James A Macinko , Barbara Starfield
The purposes of this bibliography are to present an overview of the published literature on equity in health and to summarize key articles relevant to the mission of the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH). The intent is to show the directions being taken in health equity research including theories, methods, and interventions to understand the genesis of inequities and their remediation. Therefore, the bibliography includes articles from the health equity literature that focus on mechanisms by which inequities in health arise and approaches to reducing them where and when they exist.

Announcing SEMCA Community of Practice: Sustainability, Education and the Management of Change in Africa
SEMCA, September 2007

This is to announce: Sustainability, Education and the Management of Change in Africa SEMCA; a Community of Practice linking those involved in capacity development SEMCA is dedicated to the transformation of Higher Education in Africa for a new generation of graduates working closely with rural communities to research and produce innovative, sustainable development options and implement changes. This Community of Practice is supported by UNDP. SEMCA is a new community of practice that has been established to assist in linking higher education networks, universities, faculties, graduates, students as well as research, policy, development and other agencies all with an interest in capacity development - making research and education more relevant to both smallholders and to the modern, gobalised, knowledge economy.

Further details: /newsletter/id/32570
Arguing for Universal Health Coverage
World Health Organisation: 2013

WHO has released a handbook ‘Arguing for UHC', made to support CSOs' advocacy work on health financing for universal health coverage. WHO is happy to share with you the handbook ‘Arguing for UHC', made to support CSOs' advocacy work on health financing for universal health coverage. 'Arguing for Universal Health Coverage' includes basic principles on health financing, country examples and evidence-based arguments to support Civil Society Organizations advocating for health funding policies that promote equity, efficiency and effectiveness, and ensure that the rights of the most vulnerable are not forgotten.
includes basic principles on health financing, country examples and evidence-based arguments to support Civil Society Organizations advocating for health funding policies that promote equity, efficiency and effectiveness, and ensure that the rights of the most vulnerable are not forgotten.

ATCnet Database for the African Health and HIV-AIDS Crisis

ATCnet has launched an easily accessible Internet database for the African Health and HIV-AIDS Crisis to consolidate information about organizations and individuals that are working to combat the crisis. There is a growing global appreciation of the enormity of the health and HIV-AIDS crisis in Africa. With this database it will be possible to publicize the enormous amount of work that African organizations and individuals are doing in Africa to address the pandemic.

Further details: /newsletter/id/28733
Atlas of health and climate
Department of Public Health and Environment: World Health Organisation, Geneva

Human health is profoundly affected by weather and climate. Extreme weather events kill tens of thousands of people every year and undermine the physical and psychological health of millions. Droughts directly affect nutrition and the incidence of diseases associated with malnutrition. Floods and cyclones can trigger outbreaks of infectious diseases and damage hospitals and other health infrastructure, overwhelming health services just when they are needed most. The Atlas of health and climate is a product of a unique collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities. It provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. It outlines the consequences for a range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks.

Auntie Stella launched

The Training and Research Centre (TARSC) based in Harare, Zimbabwe has launched a website, Auntie Stella, created specifically for young people related to their reproductive health in order to help them discuss and solve problem related to this issue. The site is an adaptation of the print version of Auntie Stella that has been hugely successful with in and out of school youths.

Barcelona: XIV International AIDS conference
Follow the developments

Kaisernetwork.org will feature daily coverage of the XIV International AIDS conference, all of which is available for you not only to view at www.kaisernetwork.org/aids2002, but also to link to and/or post on your website, free of charge, including:

* Webcasts and transcripts of plenary sessions, satellite meetings, press conferences, and other sessions, along with in-depth related resources
* Daily updates and highlights of the day's events
* Interviews with newsmakers and perspectives from those who have been fighting or covering AIDS.

Further details: /newsletter/id/29229
Basic fund-raising for small NGOs/civil society in the developing world
Institute of Development Studies: 2009

This manual is a free online guide that provides very basic guidelines for small non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the developing world regarding fund-raising, focusing on the importance of adhering to the basic principles of good governance. The first impulse of many such non-governmental organisation (NGO) seeking funding is to request the contact information for possible funders, and once such information is received, these NGOs often write immediately to the potential funder, stressing how desperately funds are needed. Sadly, this approach often harms the NGO, rather than garnering support. Not only does it rarely attract funding, it can turn funding sources against the NGO altogether. This manual intends to discourage that behaviour and, instead, encourage simple activities by small NGOs that help continually cultivate and attract support. It is, instead, a set of guidelines on how to prepare an organisation to be attractive to donors, how to search for potential donors that support organisations in the developing world and how to approach such potential donors.

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