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African Studies: Health - Africa

African studies is multidisciplinary in scope, and this site covers print and electronic sources on Africa that will be relevant to Syracuse University scholars.

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Nairobi

Health- Africa

African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF)

Center for African Family Studies (CAFS)
The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organisations and individuals working in the field of reproductive health, population and development in order to contribute to improving the quality of life of families in sub-Saharan Africa.(website)

EnGender Health
Founded in 1943, EngenderHealth is a nonprofit organization that works internationally to support and strengthen reproductive health services for women and men worldwide. To learn more about our work, click on the photos below. (website)

International Committee of the Red Cross
"...The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence...The ICRC is at the origin of both the International Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement and of international humanitarian law, notably the Geneva Conventions..."(Discover ICRC)

Stanford University - Africa, south of the Sahara - Health

UNIFEM
UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender and human rights issue.(website)

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.(website)