The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 90 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialised organisation for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organisation and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
Established in 1971, Family Health International (FHI) is a non-profit organisation with 500 employees serving clients in more than 40 countries. Through their global reach, they are committed to helping women and men obtain access to safe, effective, and affordable family planning services and methods; to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs); and to improving the health of women and children.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) helps developing countries find solutions to their population problems. UNFPA began operations in 1969. It is the largest international source of population assistance. About a quarter of all population assistance from donor nations to developing countries is channelled through UNFPA. The Fund has three (3) main programme areas:

  • Reproductive Health including Family Planning and Sexual Health;
  • Population and Development Strategies; and
  • Advocacy.
Engender Health, formerly AVSC International, is a non-profit organisation working internationally to support and strengthen health care services, particularly those needed by women -- the largest group of health care consumers worldwide.
They are an international, non-profit institution that conducts research on three (3) fronts:

  • biomedical;
  • social science; and
  • public health.

This research—and the information it produces—helps change the way people think about problems related to Reproductive Health and population growth. Their research makes a difference in people’s lives.
F.P.A, (formerly The Family Planning Association) is the only registered charity working to improve the Sexual Health and reproductive rights of all people throughout the UK.
The National AIDS Committee (NAC) is a private non-governmental organisation that was established in 1988 by the Minister of Health to co-ordinate the national multi-sectoral response to the AIDS epidemic in Jamaica.
This is a comprehensive source of information about all aspects of women's health.



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