AMA – American Medical Association

Founded in 1847, the American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest and only national association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders. Throughout history, the AMA has always followed its mission: to promote the art and science of medicine.

American Scientist Open Access Forum

8800+ messages on open access [archives]

AMREF – African Medical Research Foundation

Our mission is to increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health services delivery and investments in health.

ASM – American Society for Microbiology

ASM’s meetings, journals and books explore the complete spectrum of microbiology, and collaborations with our partners strengthen relationships with academic, regulatory and industrial communities.

ASTMH – American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization of experts dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of tropical infectious diseases and improving global health. We accomplish this through generating and sharing scientific evidence, informing health policies and practices, fostering career development, recognizing excellence, and advocating for investment in tropical medicine/global health research.

ATC – American Thoracic Society

The American Thoracic Society is the world’s leading medical society dedicated to accelerating the advancement of global respiratory health through multidisciplinary collaboration, education, and advocacy. Core activities of the Society’s more than 16,000 members are focused on leading scientific discoveries, advancing professional development, impacting global health, and transforming patient care. Key areas of member focus include developing clinical practice guidelines, hosting the annual International Conference, publishing four peer-reviewed journals, advocating for improved respiratory health globally, and developing an array of patient education and career development resources.

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Belgian Platform for International Health

Belgian Biosafety Server

Biosafety is defined in Belgium as “The safety for human health and the environment, including the protection of biodiversity, during the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or micro-organisms (GMMs), and during the contained use of pathogenic organisms for humans”.

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is USA’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, we’ve put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health.

CGH – Center for Global Health

(Johns Hopkins University)

The CGH brings together leaders from all over the world to share information and inspire innovation. Collaboration is our hallmark.

CISMEF – Médecine Tropicale

Branche de la médecine concernant les maladies, principalement d’origine parasitaires, communes dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales

CLIR – Council on Library and Information Resources

Expanding access to information …

DNDI – Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Millions of people around the world die every year from lack of treatment. Yet only a fraction of the world’s pharmaceutical research and development focuses on diseases affecting poor and vulnerable communities. When the medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, they dedicated a portion of the award to addressing this fatal imbalance and exploring a new, alternative, not-for-profit model for developing drugs for neglected patients. In 2003, MSF, the World Health Organization, and five international research institutions founded the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). We discover, develop, and deliver new treatments for neglected patients around the world that are affordable and patient-friendly – and have already saved millions of lives.

ECDC – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe’s defences against infectious diseases. According to Article 3 of the Founding Regulation, ECDC’s mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases. In order to achieve this mission, ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems. By working with experts throughout Europe, ECDC pools Europe’s health knowledge to develop authoritative scientific opinions about the risks posed by current and emerging infectious diseases.


Belgian Development Agency

FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members – 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

FESMIH – Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health

FESTMIH connects national societies and other organisations and platforms active in the domain of global health and tropical medicine. We were founded in 1994 in the build-up to the first European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Hamburg one year later. Twenty five years later, we are proud to have established a network of European societies and platforms in the domain of global health and tropical medicine. The Federation welcomes new societies or organisations to our network to jointly work on achieving our mission.

Global Fund

The Global Fund is a worldwide movement to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all. We raise and invest US$4 billion a year to fight the deadliest infectious diseases, challenge the injustice that fuels them and strengthen health systems in more than 100 countries. We unite world leaders, communities, civil society, health workers and the private sector to find out what works and take it to scale – so the world makes more progress, more rapidly. To achieve the greatest impact against the deadliest infectious diseases, we challenge power dynamics to ensure affected communities have an equal voice in the fight and an equal chance at a healthy future. By working together, we are getting close to achieving the goals the world once deemed impossible – ending HIV, TB and malaria as public health threats.

HIFA – Health Care Information for All

Global campaign for free health care information for developing countries

IDSA – Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Our purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

IFRC – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The mission of the IFRC is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies. We do so with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

IFTM – International Federation for Tropical Medicine

The field of Tropical Medicine has a distinguished history of some one hundred years, marked by many achievements in the protection of human health. Although many of the most important diseases which form the subject of this discipline (such as malaria and yellow fever) have receded from the more temperate areas of the world, they remain important or overwhelming health problems in the tropical areas; for the most part the developing nations.

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

IPPF – International Planned Parenthoud Federation

IPPF is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all.

ISID – International Society for Infectious Diseases

At the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), our mission is to support health professionals, non-government organizations, and governments around the world in their work to prevent, investigate, and manage infectious disease outbreaks when they occur. ISID has a particular focus in countries that have limited resources and which disproportionately bear the burden of infectious diseases.

LSHTM – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health.

LSTM – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

LSTM has been at the forefront of research into infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases worldwide since 1898. Our research continues to improve the health of the world’s poorest people, with a research portfolio well over £320 million.

Medline Plus – Trusted Health Information


MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends.


Requires free personal registration

MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical care to millions of people caught in crises around the world.
Our teams conduct independent evaluations to determine medical needs and assess what assistance to provide. Different criteria determine what we do, such as the magnitude of a given crisis, the levels of illness and mortality in the population, the severity of exclusion from healthcare, and the added value we can bring to the affected people. We regularly question the form, relevance and impact of our presence, taking into account what other organisations do.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Program


Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations. Many of these diseases are often debilitating, stigmatizing, and can cause life-long disability. But they are also preventable and treatable with safe and effective interventions that can control, and in some cases, eliminate the disease. Since 2006, the U.S. government, through USAID, has worked with more than 30 countries to end the effects of five of the most common NTDs. Most countries still impacted by NTDs have fought them for many years, and many have made significant progress, but there is still more that needs to be done to control and, ultimately, eliminate NTDs.

NVTG – Nederlandse Vereniging voor Tropische Geneeskunde en Internationale Gezondheidszorg

Wij zijn een vereniging voor global health-professionals. We dragen met ruim 900 leden actief bij aan de verbetering van de gezondheid in lage- en middeninkomenslanden. We zetten ons in voor hoogwaardig wetenschappelijk onderzoek en onderwijs op het gebied van global health en tropische geneeskunde. Iedereen met een professionele belangstelling voor global health en tropengeneeskunde kan lid worden van onze vereniging.

OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.

One Health Initiative

The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Additionally, more than 985 prominent scientists, physicians, and veterinarians worldwide have endorsed the initiative.

PAHO – Pan American Health Organization

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is the specialized international health agency for the Americas. It works with countries throughout the region to improve and protect people’s health. PAHO engages in technical cooperation with its member countries to fight communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their causes, to strengthen health systems, and to respond to emergencies and disasters.

ProMED-Mail – International Society for Infectious Diseases

RSTMH – Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is a charity and membership society that has been dedicated to improving tropical medicine and global health since 1907.

SCIDEVNET – Science and Development Network

Science and development network – Healthy All Life Long

As our name suggests, science and health are central to our mission. Sciensano’s strength and uniqueness lie within the holistic and multidisciplinary approach to health. More particularly we focus on the close and indissoluble interconnection between human and animal health and their environment (the “One health” concept). By combining different research perspectives within this framework, Sciensano contributes in its unique way to everybody’s health.

TDR – For Research of Diseases of Poverty

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).

TropEd – Network for Education in International Health

The tropEd network comprises a community of institutions from around the globe that offer postgraduate education in International and Global Health. Through its activities that enable the mobility of learners and lecturers, the exchange of interdisciplinary experiences and the establishment of common standards in education and training for International and Global health, tropEd facilitates improved and sustainable health services and development with a special focus on disadvantaged populations’ needs.

UNAIDS – Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since the first cases of HIV were reported more than 35 years ago, 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Since it started operations in 1996, UNAIDS has led and inspired global, regional, national and local leadership, innovation and partnership to ultimately consign HIV to history. UNAIDS is a problem-solver. It places people living with HIV and people affected by the virus at the decision-making table and at the centre of designing, delivering and monitoring the AIDS response. It charts paths for countries and communities to get on the Fast-Track to ending AIDS and is a bold advocate for addressing the legal and policy barriers to the AIDS response.

UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, sciences and culture. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNHCR – United Nations Refugee Agency

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Universities Worldwide

Welcome to the searchable database of Universities around the world! Starting as a mirror site of Christina DeMello’s “College and University Home Pages” list that hasn’t been updated for a long time, the listing of Institutions is now based on the “World List of Universities 1997” published by the International Association of Universities (IAU) and links discovered or posted here.

Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities

The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

WHO – World Health Organization

Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organization leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.

WHO Health Topics

WMA – World Medical Association

The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris. The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behaviour and care by physicians, at all times.

World Bank

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

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