Useful Resources

Importance of Safe Blood
- autologous blood transfusion

The eatset webpage is dedicated to safe blood transfusion practice using patients own blood in cases of internal haemorrhage. We have worked on over 75 patients who suffered from ruptured internal bleeding from tubal pregnancy.

Youth in sub-Saharan Africa:
a chartbook on sexual experience and reproductive health

This book reviews data from demographic and health surveys in 11 countries in the region, focusing on adolescents aged 15 to 19. It aims to provide decisionmakers with a better understanding of the experiences and needs of adolescents in the region, and to inform public debate on these issues. It is available free to people working in developing countries, email Donna Clifton.


The Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (Cadre) is a South African non-profit organisation working in the area of HIV/AIDS social research, project development and communications. Cadre has offices in Johannesburg, Grahamstown and Cape Town. Cadre's main objective is to ensure that relevant social research is applied to developing a coherent and systematic response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern Africa. The Cadre website offers a wide range of downloadable publications and a searchable bibliographic database.

Free access to journals of BMJ Group

The following countries are entitled to free access to our sites. This list is compiled of countries defined by the World Bank as "Low
Income Economies". Potential subscribers should follow the standard subscription procedure as our subscription system will automatically recognise the origin of access; countries in the list below will automatically qualify for free access. For further details on this policy, please refer to the relevant editorial in each journal. The following electronic editions of journals are freely available on the net: (see:

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Nature Science Update

Now rebuilt and redesigned to feature easier navigation and searching, richer internal and external linking and more images, animations, audio and video, Nature Science Update is a free, authoritative and accessible online round-up of what's new in scientific research.

Resources for Primary Health Care and Other Health
Revised edition now available

NGO Networks for Health (Networks) is pleased to present the second edition of its Resources series. The Resources series describes useful training manuals, reference materials, and documentation of best practices and emerging lessons through many years of international, national, and community-based health programs. It is hoped that the series will help non governmental and private voluntary organizations (NGOs/PVOs) plan and strengthen health programs for women, children, and families in developing countries. The series also includes references that will help community-based organizations,
health workers, and policy-makers advocate for improved delivery of health information and services. The first edition of the Resources series documented resources for family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS programs. This second edition is broken into two sections. Section I describes resources available on the topic of primary health care. Section II describes newsletters and periodicals on a range of health issues, including family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, child health, primary health care, pharmaceuticals, disabilities, and eye health. We hope you will find this edition of Resources full of valuable information to assist you in your work.

Trilingual educational malaria CD-ROM now available free of charge

The malaria educational site from Royal Perth Hospital, is now available in French, English and Spanish. The site contains sections on Diagnosis, Prophylaxis, Treatment and History as well as an innovative interactive "Test & Teach" self assessment module. It is an ideal site for Clinicians, Scientists, Healthcare Professionals and Students. The MK IV version of a trilingual (English/Spanish/French) CD-ROM (sponsored by Abbott Diagnostics) with the same content as the website is now ready for distribution (FREE) to institutions without, or with only limited internet access. (The CD-ROM is now being used by medical/educational institutions in 112 countries). For further details please contact Graham Icke.

20 years of AIDS:
CNN special week of programming

In June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a notice on page two of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report about a strange outbreak of killer pneumonia striking homosexual men. From that obscure beginning, AIDS grew into the public health disaster of our time, a global phenomenon that has tested social, cultural, religious and scientific beliefs. Twenty years later -- with expensive drug therapies but no cure or vaccine in sight -- AIDS continues to spread rapidly, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Many researchers warn that the worst is yet to come.

Leprosy - learning from success

This document draws together the experiences of seven countries that have successfully eliminated leprosy as a public health problem, often under
extremely challenging conditions. A hard copy is available via email.

The Center for Disease Control
20 years of AIDS

The Center for Disease Control's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention has developed a Web site to assist organisations and individuals wishing to mark 5 June as the 20th commemoration of AIDS. The site includes significant articles, streaming Web videos, a 20-year timeline and other significant information.