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NCD Action Network

Global Network of those working in non-communicable diseases

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Bookmarked by Tamzin Furtado on 25 Jan 2012
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World Gastroenterology Organisation

This links to the website of the World Gastroenterology Organisation, who have training courses across South America, and in Thailand and South Africa. The WGO is a federation of over 110 national gastroentereolgoy societies across the world.

The site also offers an extensive, multi-language library of gastroenteregoloy guidelines for various diseases and health conditions, with links to resources and other articles.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 16 Aug 2012
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Article: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Maternal Health Guidelines in Burkina Faso, Ghana & Tanzania

This bookmark links to the Implementation Science article: ‘How to know what you need to do’: a cross country comparison of maternal health guidelines in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania'. The article looks at the guidelines for clinical research in each country and the barriers to these being used effectively in practice, and how the guidelines might be altered.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 8 Aug 2012
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Just Published: UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum Casebook Series

The Division of Ethics of Science and Technology is pleased to announce the following two recent publications in English produced as supplements to the UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum:

* Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights, and
* Casebook on Benefit and Harm.

The Core Curriculum, which was developed by a group of ethics teaching experts from diverse cultural backgrounds, is a key component of UNESCO’s strategy to promote high standards of bioethics education around the world. Based on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005), it is designed to introduce the bioethical principles of the Declaration to university students. It does not impose a particular model or specific view of bioethics, but articulates ethical principles that are shared by scientific experts, policymakers and health professionals from various countries with different cultural, historical and religious backgrounds. In order to ensure a flexible application of this tool, the Curriculum invites teachers and students to expand its contents and approaches based on the local context.

The new casebooks are part of the UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum Casebook Series, designed to be used with the Core Curriculum, or as stand-alone study material for one of the bioethical principles in the Declaration. In order to encourage wide dissemination and usage of this series, the casebooks are freely available in hardcopy, in CD-ROM as well as for electronic download. These casebooks will also be translated into French soon.

If you would like to receive hardcopies and/or CD-ROMs of the casebooks, please send an email to with your mailing address and the number of copies of each item (subject to the availability of stock).

Electronic copies of the casebooks and the core curriculum are available for download as follows:

Casebook on Human Dignity and Human Rights (in English only):

Casebook on Benefit and Harm (in English only):

UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum Section 1 (Syllabus):






UNESCO Bioethics Core Curriculum Section 2 (Study Materials):

A new version of Section 2 will be launched in a separate announcement in the coming weeks.

Further study materials related to the Bioethics Core Curriculum and to ethics teaching in general could also be accessed from the Global Ethics Observatory (GEObs) Database on Resources in Ethics (

Please contact the Division for any questions, comments or feedback (email:

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Bookmarked by Dina Bogecho on 4 Aug 2011
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Stop TB Partnership

The Stop TB Partnership's aim is to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. STOP TB has a list of resources published on their website and freely available to download, including several technical publications. With particular relevance to the field of diagnostics include following publications:
New laboratory diagnostic tools for tuberculosis control
HIV Testing for all TB patients
Pathways to better diagnostics for tuberculosis: A blueprint for the development of TB

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on 15 Dec 2011
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