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Stand No 1: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions. MSF has carried out projects in South Africa since 1999. MSF South Africa, established in 2007, recruits medical and other professionals to work in MSF projects around the world, raise awareness of the plight of the people we assist by sharing information with the South African public, the media, government agencies, and other non-governmental organisations.

Médecins Sans FrontièresContact details:
Borrie La Grange
Tel: +27 (0) 11 403 4440/1
E-mail: borrie.lagrange@joburg.msf
Web address: www.msf.org.za

Stand 2: Khomanani Communication Consortium (KCC)

The Khomanani Campaign, ‘caring together for life’, is a Government mass media and communications initiative that aims to reduce new HIV infections and increase treatment, care and support for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. This dynamic campaign involves wide-ranging use of mass media, public relations and social mobilisation. It is managed by the Khomanani Communication Consortium (KCC) on behalf of the national Department of Health. The vision is all about developing simple, innovative and effective messages that will continuously promote healthy living and contribute significantly to the acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment, as well as care and support among all South Africans.

Khomanani Communication ConsortiumContact details:
Mankete Thamae
Khomanani Communication Consortium
Tel: +27 (0) 11 339 1000
E-mail: mankete@lhomanani.org.za
Web address: www.khomanani.org.za

Stand No 3: Population Council

The Population Council, an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the wellbeing 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.

Population CouncilContact details:
Zukiswa Fipaza
Tel: +27 (0) 11 781 7590
E-mail: zfipaza@popcouncil.org
Web address: www.popcouncil.org

Stand 4: Global Forum for Health Research (GFHR)

The Global Forum for Health Research is an independent, international organization committed to demonstrating the essential role of research and innovation for health and health equity, benefiting poor and marginalized populations.

Global Forum for Health ResearchContact details:
Sylvie Olifson
Tel: 00 99 41 22 7911667
E-mail: sylvie.olifson@globalforumhealth.org
Web address: www.globalforumhealth.org

Stand 5: The GBV Prevention Network

GBV Prevention Network brings together over 260 organizations across the Horn, East and Southern Africa. The Network aims to provide member organizations with relevant information about and access to resources on violence prevention; and builds solidarity between organizations working on violence. The network is currently coordinated
by Raising Voices.

GBV Prevention NetworkContact details:
Jean Kemitare
The GBV Prevention Network
Tel: 256414 531186
E-mail: jean@raisingvoices.org
Web address: www.preventgbvafrica.org

Stand 6: World Health Organisation (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.

World Health OrganisationContact details:
Patricia White
Email: whitek@who.int
Web address: http://www.who.int/en/

Stand 7: Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)

The SVRI is a global initiative that promotes and disseminates policy relevant, action-orientated research to reduce and respond to sexual violence through: identifying gaps; building capacity; supporting research; raising awareness; and building partnerships. We are an important contribution to eliminating sexual violence by simultaneously addressing the lack of research on the different aspects of sexual violence as well as drawing attention of a wide range of people including policy makers and the media, to this important public health issue. We are building an experienced and committed network of researchers, policy makers, activists and donors to ensure that the many aspects of sexual violence are addressed from different disciplinary and cultural perspectives.

Sexual Violence Research InitiativeContact details:
Elizabeth Dartnall
Tel: +27 (0) 12 339 8527
Email: svri@mrc.ac.za
Web address: http://www.svri.org

Stand 8: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs.

CInternational Center for Research on Womenontact details:
Noni Milici
Tel: 1-202-797-0007 ext. 113
Email: nmilici@icrw.org
Web address: www.icrw.org

Stand 9: EngenderHealth

EngenderHealth works to improve the health and well-being of people in the poorest communities of the world. We do this by sharing our expertise in sexual and reproductive health and transforming the quality of health care. We promote gender equity, advocate for sound practices and policies, and inspire people to assert their rights.

EngenderHealthContact details:
Mogomotsi Mfalapitsa
Tel: +27 11 403 4625
E-mail: mmfalapitsa@engenderhealth.org
Web address: www.engenderhealth.org and www.iamapartner.org

Stand 10: South African Medical Research Council

The objects of the MRC are, through research, development and technology transfer, to promote the improvement of the health and quality of life of the population of the Republic, and to perform such functions as may be assigned to the MRC by or under this Act’. Health research is the primary instrument by which the MRC seeks to gain a better understanding of bodies and minds and its interaction with the environment, as well discovering methods by which it can preserve and promote physical, mental and spiritual health. This, in turn, provides a basis upon which the MRC can develop interventions to prevent or cure disease. Health research is the core business of the MRC. This research must be validated and of high quality if it is to impact on the health of South Africans. The MRC has systems of peer review and audit that ensure that such high standards are met. MRC research, development and technology transfer encompass all spheres of knowledge generation that impact on health and quality of life, from basic to applied research. Following international best practice, all the broad disciplines of human health research are within the remit of the MRC: laboratory, clinical, public health, policy and implementation. This work is usually done in an integrated, multidisciplinary fashion. Often, a participatory approach is used in setting the research agenda, in performing and analysing the research, and in disseminating the research results. The portfolio of MRC research also addresses the health and development priorities of South Africa as defined by the National Health Research Committee (NHRC), set up under the National Health Act, to advise the Minister of Health on health research priorities for South Africa. The MRC research priorities are agreed upon annually in consultation with the Minister of Health.

South African Medical Research CouncilContact details:
Sarah Bok
Tel: +27 (0) 21 938 0827
Email: sarah.bok@mrc.ac.za
Web address: http://www.mrc.ac.za/