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GLOBAL WOMEN'S HEALTH RESOURCES

CARE

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. To visit the website click here

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MIDWIVES FOR HAITI
Midwives for Haiti was started by certified nurse-midwives who believe every woman in this world deserves the knowledge and care to have a safe pregnancy and birth.

Website: www.midwivesforhaiti.org

CIRCLE OF HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
COHI defines its target population as women in crisis, specifically partnering with women surviving conflict and disaster. COHI collaborates with locally based, grassroots organizations when invited into a country context to contribute to women's health programming.

Website: http://www.cohintl.org/

POPULATION CONCIL
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

Website: http://www.popcouncil.org/

WOMEN THRIVE WORLDWIDE
Women Thrive Worldwide (formerly the Women's Edge Coalition) is the leading non-profit organization shaping U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty.

Founded in 1998, Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. We focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women. We bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 40,000 individuals united in the belief that empowering women is not only right, it’s also the key to ending global poverty.

Website: http://womenthrive.org/

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Women's Health Info website click here

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.

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last updated: September 2, 2013