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Global Health Links

For a list of Weill Cornell and Cornell University Global Health Links, please visit (Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell University")

International/United Nations Programs

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
A partnership that acts as a financing mechanism to attract, manage, and disperse resources to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. 

UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)
A joint venture of ten United Nations system organizations that helps mount and support an expanded response to AIDS.

The United Nations Children's Foundation, created in 1943, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children around the world.  

With presence in over 166 countries, the UNDP is an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

Founded in 1945, UNESCO helps Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields, and sets standards for emerging ethical issues.  

UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

The agency, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.

The world's largest humanitarian organization, the World Food Programme is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Bank 
The World Bank provides low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in health.  

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

Governmental Oragnization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Fogarty International Center: A part of the National Institutes of Health, established in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, supports international biomedical and behavioral research and research training.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: Global Health
A nonprofit organization chartered in 1970 as a component of the National Academies. 
This website provides information about current projects, events, and reports concerning global health.

National Institutes of Health 
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Peace Corps
Envisioned by President John F. Kennedy in 1960, Peace Corps volunteers today work on education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology.  

The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Launched in 2003 by President George W. Bush to combat global HIV/AIDS. 

US Agency for International Development-- Global Health (USAID Global Health)
An independent federal government agency which supports global health field programs, research and innovation, and transfers new technologies to the field.

General Refernce

The Lancet
The website for the medical journal which provides free online content.  

WHO Global Health Atlas
Data and statistics for infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels.

World Health News
A comprehensive and up-to-date digest from the Harvard Center for Health Communications.  

Private Organisation

Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 like-minded organizations working together and with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change.

Save the Children
Save the Children serves more than 41 million children and 25 million adults by working to save and improve children's lives, including parents, community members, local organizations and government agencies.

Non-Governmental and Nonprofit Organisation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
A private nonprofit foundation formed in 1994 and renamed in 1999 by Bill and Melinda Gates.

The Clinton Foundation 
A nongovernmental foundation established in 2000 by President William J. Clinton. 

Doctors for Global Health
A private, not-for-profit international movement promoting health, education, art and other human rights throughout the world.

Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres) 
An international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.  Provides aid in over 60 countries.

Ford Foundation
The Ford Foundation, a philanthropic resource for innovative people and institutions around the world, makes 2,000 grants per year to improve lives, build knowledge, and strengthen organizations and networks. 

GHESKIO, the Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections, is a Haitian non-governmental organization dedicated to clinical service, research, and training in HIV/AIDS and related diseases.

Global Health Council
A world-wide membership alliance dedicated to improvement and equity in global health. 

The Global Health Education Consortium
GHEC is a consortium of health professionals, educators, students and institutions committed to improving the ability of the global workforce to meet the needs of underserved populations.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A nonprofit US medical research organization founded in 1953 by Howard R. Hughes.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence.

Kellogg Foundation
Founded in 1930 by W.K. Kellogg, this foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. 

New York Academy of Sciences
Founded in 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, nonprofit organization.

Partners in Health 
A nonprofit corporation that delivers quality health care in poor communities, specifically combating diseases such as AIDS and TB, and addressing Global Health policy issues.  

Project Hope
The work of Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), includes educating health professionals and community health workers, providing medicines and supplies, strengthening health facilities, and fighting diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and Diabetes.

The Rockefeller Foundation
A private nonprofit foundation endowed in 1913 by John D. Rockefeller that works toward harnessing the creative forces of globalization to improve the human condition on a global scale.

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