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African Medical and Research Foundation
An independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization which strives to improve the health of disadvantaged people in Africa.

Addresses the needs of people in Africa, in areas ranging from food security and agriculture to health and HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Education Global Information System
Offers up-to-date news and clinical information about HIV/AIDS, a law library of HIV-related cases and more useful features.

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Seeks to influence, support and improve the quality of health care through the practice and management of infection control and the application of epidemiology in all health settings.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A federal agency of the United States; aims to develop and apply disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities.

Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response
A global outbreak and response network operated by the World Health Organization.

Connecticut Emerging Infections Program at Yale University School of Medicine
Assesses the public health impact of infections and evaluates methods for their control and prevention.

European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Promotes the exchange of information, research and training in the field of pediatric infectious diseases.

Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center
Creates resources and models to eliminate tuberculosis nationally and internationally, and develops culturally appropriate trainings, products and assistance.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
A partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and communities affected by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Global Health Council
The world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world; its diverse membership is comprised of health-care professionals and organizations that include NGOs, foundations, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions that work to ensure global health for all.

Hong Kong Society for Infectious Diseases
Promotes the advancement of the study of infectious diseases and keeps the medical profession and public informed of the latest developments in the field.

Infectious Disease News
An online news source for up-to-date information on infectious diseases.

Infectious Diseases Society of America
Represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases.

Institut Pasteur
Contributes to the prevention and treatment of disease through research, education and public health activities.

Institute for OneWorld Health
Advances global health by developing new medicines for infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the developing world.

International Society for Infectious Diseases
Aims to improve the care of patients with infectious diseases, the training of clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology and the control of infectious diseases around the world.

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Works to prevent and control tuberculosis and lung disease around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries.

International Vaccine Institute
Provides research, training and technical assistance for the development of vaccines needed in developing countries.

A medical development charity that works to restore health, hope and dignity to people affected by leprosy.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Contributes to the improvement of health worldwide through research, postgraduate teaching, advanced training and consultancy in international public health and tropical medicine.

Malaria Foundation International
A global network for facilitating the development of solutions to problems caused by malaria.

National Center in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
An Australian research center on HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Focuses on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through education and sponsorship of research and training.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
A component of the National Institutes of Health; conducts and supports research that strives to understand, treat and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic and allergic diseases that threaten hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

A project funded by a public/private international partnership that focuses on the cessation of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Pan American Health Organization
Works to strengthen national and local health systems and improve the health of the peoples of the Americas.

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Aims to promote and advance the study, control and prevention of disease in warm climates, facilitate discussion and exchange of information among those who are interested in tropical diseases, and promote the work of those interested in these objectives.

An online project aimed at enhancing the provision of reliable and authoritative information on science- and technology-related issues that impact the economic and social development of developing countries.

Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
Coordinates, supports and influences global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor; co-sponored by the United Nations Development Program, World Bank and World Health Organization.

The Stop TB Initiative
Aims to accelerate social and political action to stop the spread of tuberculosis around the world.

Virology Journal
An ppen Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that presents high-quality original research concerning viruses, and establishes a strategic alternative to the traditional virology communication process.

A joint program of nine UN system organizations that advocates for global action on the AIDS epidemic.

World Health Organization
The United Nations specialized agency for health; seeks the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.


Training in Tropical Diseases Image Library
Features images from the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.

The Big Picture Book of Viruses
Offers images of numerous types of viruses.

National Immunization Program: Disease Images
Hosted by the CDC, this Web page features a searchable database of disease images.