Summary: Groups of people working together in a structured manner to pursue common goals and objectives.

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  1. Gulis G, Garrido Herrero L, Katreniakova Z, Harvey G, McCarthy M. Public health research priorities in Europe seen by non-governmental organizations. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2008;16:209-12 pubmed
    ..There are growing numbers of NGOs in Europe concerned with public health. This survey indicates their interest also in public health research priorities. ..
  2. Shircliff E, Shandra J. Non-governmental organizations, democracy, and HIV prevalence: a cross-national analysis. Sociol Inq. 2011;81:143-73 pubmed
    ..analysis that examines world polity ideas that higher levels of health and women’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should be associated with lower levels of HIV prevalence...
  3. Ditmore M, Allman D. An analysis of the implementation of PEPFAR's anti-prostitution pledge and its implications for successful HIV prevention among organizations working with sex workers. J Int AIDS Soc. 2013;16:17354 pubmed publisher
    ..This analysis utilizes a case story approach to build a narrative of defining features of organizations in receipt of funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other US funding ..
  4. Drake J, Hutchings J, Elias C. Making evidence work for communities: the role of nongovernmental organizations in translating science to programs. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010;19:2119-24 pubmed publisher
    ..A key role for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in evidence-informed public health is to use and expand on research to help shape appropriate ..
  5. Ellen M, Léon G, Bouchard G, Lavis J, Ouimet M, Grimshaw J. What supports do health system organizations have in place to facilitate evidence-informed decision-making? A qualitative study. Implement Sci. 2013;8:84 pubmed publisher
    ..Healthcare organizations can implement tools and infrastructures to support the use of research evidence to inform decision-making...
  6. Collier B, Blackstone S, Taylor A. Communication access to businesses and organizations for people with complex communication needs. Augment Altern Commun. 2012;28:205-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Recommendations are made for communication accessibility accommodations in regulations, guidelines, and practices. ..
  7. Al Tehewy M, Salem B, Habil I, El Okda S. Evaluation of accreditation program in non-governmental organizations' health units in Egypt: short-term outcomes. Int J Qual Health Care. 2009;21:183-9 pubmed publisher
    To determine the effect of accreditation of non-governmental organizations' health units on patient satisfaction and provider satisfaction and the output of accreditation on compliance to some accreditation standards...
  8. Rigotto R. Exploring fragility: industrial delocalization, occupational and environmental risks, and non-governmental organizations. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009;6:980-98 pubmed publisher
    What is the role of non-governmental organizations--NGOs--in the process of industrial delocalization and socio-spatial redistribution of occupational and environmental risks? In an attempt to contribute to this debate, this study ..
  9. Li H, Kuo N, Liu H, Korhonen C, Pond E, Guo H, et al. From spectators to implementers: civil society organizations involved in AIDS programmes in China. Int J Epidemiol. 2010;39 Suppl 2:ii65-71 pubmed publisher
    Over the past 20 years, civil society organizations (CSOs) in China have significantly increased their involvement in the AIDS response...

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  1. Krivelyova A, Kakietek J, Connolly H, Bonnel R, Manteuffel B, Rodriguez García R, et al. Funding and expenditure of a sample of community-based organizations in Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe. AIDS Care. 2013;25 Suppl 1:S20-9 pubmed publisher
    ..donors, technical specialists, and governments have come to recognize the potential of community-based organizations (CBOs) in the fight against HIV/AIDS...
  2. Cheng S, Mak W. Contextual influences on safer sex negotiation among female sex workers (FSWs) in Hong Kong: the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), FSWs' managers, and clients. AIDS Care. 2010;22:606-13 pubmed publisher
    ..promote FSWs' safer sex negotiation and condom use, the present study examined the effects of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), FSWs' managers, and clients on FSWs' negotiation efficacy and condom-use efficacy, and the effects of ..
  3. Lencucha R, Kothari A, Labonte R. The role of non-governmental organizations in global health diplomacy: negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Health Policy Plan. 2011;26:405-12 pubmed publisher
    ..officials, has witnessed the dilution of its state-centric origins with the inclusion of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the diplomacy process...
  4. Verma R, Shekhar A, Khobragade S, Adhikary R, George B, Ramesh B, et al. Scale-up and coverage of Avahan: a large-scale HIV-prevention programme among female sex workers and men who have sex with men in four Indian states. Sex Transm Infect. 2010;86 Suppl 1:i76-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Avahan's monitoring data show that Avahan achieved infrastructure scale by year 3 and high contact coverage through peers and with commodities by year 5 of implementation as per the design. ..
  5. Kegeles S, REBCHOOK G, Pollack L, Huebner D, Tebbetts S, Hamiga J, et al. An intervention to help community-based organizations implement an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention: the Mpowerment Project technology exchange system. Am J Community Psychol. 2012;49:182-98 pubmed publisher
    ..but such models do not impact the AIDS pandemic unless they are implemented effectively by community-based organizations (CBOs) and health departments. The Mpowerment Project (MP) is being implemented by CBOs around the U.S...
  6. Berenguera A, Pujol Ribera E, Violan C, Romaguera A, Mansilla R, Giménez A, et al. Experiences about HIV-AIDS preventive-control activities. Discourses from non-governmental organizations professionals and users. Gac Sanit. 2011;25:184-90 pubmed publisher
    The main aim of this study was to identify the experiences of professionals in nongovernmental organizations (NGO) in Catalonia (Spain) working in HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities and potential areas of improvement of these ..
  7. Larson B, Wambua N. How to calculate the annual costs of NGO-implemented programmes to support orphans and vulnerable children: a six-step approach. J Int AIDS Soc. 2011;14:59 pubmed publisher
    ..of costs of OVC programmes as actually implemented "on the ground" by local non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...
  8. Bush S, Hopkins A. Public-private partnerships in neglected tropical disease control: the role of nongovernmental organisations. Acta Trop. 2011;120 Suppl 1:S169-72 pubmed publisher
    ..These groups have now come together to form an NGDO Network for Neglected Tropical Disease control. ..
  9. Poutiainen C, Berrang Ford L, Ford J, Heymann J. Civil society organizations and adaptation to the health effects of climate change in Canada. Public Health. 2013;127:403-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Civil society organizations (CSOs) have an important role in health adaptation, but it is unknown what actions they are undertaking...
  10. Giri A, Khatiwada P, Shrestha B, Chettri R. Perceptions of government knowledge and control over contributions of aid organizations and INGOs to health in Nepal: a qualitative study. Global Health. 2013;9:1 pubmed publisher
    Almost 50% of the Nepali health budget is made up of international aid. International Non-Governmental Organizations working in the field of health are able to channel their funds directly to grass root level...
  11. Vogel J, Betran A, Widmer M, Souza J, Gulmezoglu A, Séuc A, et al. Role of faith-based and nongovernment organizations in the provision of obstetric services in 3 African countries. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012;207:495.e1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..NGO/FBOs have been found effective in providing delivery care in developing countries and should be appropriately recognized by stakeholders in their efforts to assist nations achieve international goals. ..
  12. Rothman S, Raveis V, Friedman A, Rothman D. Health advocacy organizations and the pharmaceutical industry: an analysis of disclosure practices. Am J Public Health. 2011;101:602-9 pubmed publisher
    Health advocacy organizations (HAOs) are influential stakeholders in health policy...
  13. Chad D, BIDICHANDANI S, Bruijn L, Capra J, Dickie B, Ferguson J, et al. Funding agencies and disease organizations: resources and recommendations to facilitate ALS clinical research. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013;14 Suppl 1:62-6 pubmed publisher
    ..their perspectives on facilitating clinical research in ALS including four federal agencies, four disease organizations, one foundation and one advocacy group...
  14. de Souza R. Creating "communicative spaces": a case of NGO community organizing for HIV/AIDS prevention. Health Commun. 2009;24:692-702 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the study suggests that the primary role of nongovernmental organizations should be the creation of "communicative spaces," which are discursive and material spaces within ..
  15. Bhan A, Singh J, Upshur R, Singer P, Daar A. Grand challenges in global health: engaging civil society organizations in biomedical research in developing countries. PLoS Med. 2007;4:e272 pubmed
  16. Jacobs B, Price N. Community participation in externally funded health projects: lessons from Cambodia. Health Policy Plan. 2003;18:399-410 pubmed
    ..projects with relatively short implementation timeframes requires engagement with existing community-based organizations and agencies...
  17. Kelly J, Somlai A, Benotsch E, Amirkhanian Y, Fernandez M, Stevenson L, et al. Programmes, resources, and needs of HIV-prevention nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa, Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. AIDS Care. 2006;18:12-21 pubmed
    This study assessed the programmes, resources, and needs of HIV-prevention nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in 75 countries in Africa, Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean...
  18. Fernandez M, Kelly J, Stevenson L, Sitzler C, Hurtado J, Valdez C, et al. HIV prevention programs of nongovernmental organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean: the Global AIDS Intervention Network project. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2005;17:154-62 pubmed
    The objective of this paper is to describe HIV prevention programs conducted by nongovernmental organizations (NGO) that are meeting this challenge...
  19. Pfeiffer J, Johnson W, Fort M, Shakow A, Hagopian A, Gloyd S, et al. Strengthening health systems in poor countries: a code of conduct for nongovernmental organizations. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:2134-40 pubmed publisher
    ..aid to developing countries continues to be disproportionately channeled to international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) rather than to ministries of health...
  20. Kesselheim A, Studdert D. Role of professional organizations in regulating physician expert witness testimony. JAMA. 2007;298:2907-9 pubmed
  21. Paiva V, Ayres J, Buchalla C, Hearst N. Building partnerships to respond to HIV/AIDS: non-governmental organizations and universities. AIDS. 2002;16 Suppl 3:S76-82 pubmed to evaluate and disseminate their experiences, and to enable them to multiply this training in their organizations, working in a collaborative process with graduate students and senior researchers...
  22. Valadez J, Hage J, Vargas W. Understanding the relationship of maternal health behavior change and intervention strategies in a Nicaraguan NGO network. Soc Sci Med. 2005;61:1356-68 pubmed
    ..In Nicaragua, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local NGOs formed the NicaSalud Federation...
  23. Xu H, Zeng Y, Anderson A. Chinese NGOs in action against HIV/AIDS. Cell Res. 2005;15:914-8 pubmed
    Chinese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a significant role in the battle against AIDS in the People's Republic of China...
  24. Kelly J, Somlai A, Benotsch E, McAuliffe T, Amirkhanian Y, Brown K, et al. Distance communication transfer of HIV prevention interventions to service providers. Science. 2004;305:1953-5 pubmed
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention organizations in 78 countries were randomized to receive either a control condition or a technology transfer condition with ..
  25. Wu F. International non-governmental actors in HIV/AIDS prevention in China. Cell Res. 2005;15:919-22 pubmed
    International non-governmental organizations were among the first international actors that responded to the emergence of AIDS crisis in China...
  26. Zafar Ullah A, Newell J, Ahmed J, Hyder M, Islam A. Government-NGO collaboration: the case of tuberculosis control in Bangladesh. Health Policy Plan. 2006;21:143-55 pubmed
    ..analyzes the basic concepts and key issues of existing collaboration between government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in health care, using as an example the implementation of the DOTS (formerly an abbreviation for ..
  27. Drameh P, Richards F, Cross C, Etya alé D, Kassalow J. Ten years of NGDO action against river blindness. Trends Parasitol. 2002;18:378-80 pubmed
    For a decade, a dozen non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs) have organized themselves into a Geneva-based coordination group with the goal of global control of onchocerciasis through mass distribution of ivermectin (Mectizan(..
  28. Amirkhanian Y, Kelly J, Benotsch E, Somlai A, Brown K, Fernandez M, et al. HIV prevention nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe: programs, resources and challenges. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2004;12:12-8 pubmed
    ..Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are in a natural role to conduct HIV prevention programs...
  29. Berkes F. Evolution of co-management: role of knowledge generation, bridging organizations and social learning. J Environ Manage. 2009;90:1692-702 pubmed publisher
    ..The paper focuses on a selection of these: knowledge generation, bridging organizations, social learning, and the emergence of adaptive co-management...
  30. García Sempere A, Artells J. [Organization, functioning and expectations of organizations representing patients. Survey of key informants]. Gac Sanit. 2005;19:120-6 pubmed
    To explore patient organizations and their scope in terms of patient and user participation in decisions affecting their health. Semi-structured questionnaire survey of key informants from 21 patient organizations...
  31. Gulzar L, Henry B. Interorganizational collaboration for health care between nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Pakistan. Soc Sci Med. 2005;61:1930-43 pubmed
    ..Many nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) provide primary health care to the very poor, and some appear to collaborate to varying degrees; ..
  32. Richter D, Potts L, Prince M, Dauner K, Reininger B, Thompson Robinson M, et al. Development of a curriculum to enhance community-based organizations' capacity for effective HIV prevention programming and management. AIDS Educ Prev. 2006;18:362-74 pubmed
    Community-based organizations (CBOs), particularly minority-based CBOs, are instrumental in the delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention programs and services...
  33. Pruitt M. Size matters: a comparison of anti- and pro-gay organizations' estimates of the size of the gay population. J Homosex. 2002;42:21-9 pubmed
    ..problems associated with the Kinsey data, all of the anti-gay groups that address the issue of size discredit Kinsey's work and/or the ten percent estimate that comes from Kinsey's work and is often cited by pro-gay organizations.
  34. Sarriot E, Winch P, Ryan L, Edison J, Bowie J, Swedberg E, et al. Qualitative research to make practical sense of sustainability in primary health care projects implemented by non-governmental organizations. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2004;19:3-22 pubmed
    ..Our work with over 30 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) implementing USAID's Child Survival and Health Grants Program (CSHGP)-funded projects revealed the need ..
  35. Benotsch E, Stevenson L, Sitzler C, Kelly J, Makhaye G, Mathey E, et al. HIV prevention in Africa: programs and populations served by non-governmental organizations. J Community Health. 2004;29:319-36 pubmed
    The AIDS epidemic in Africa remains an urgent health crisis. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa play a critical role in the delivery of HIV prevention services and assistance to persons living with AIDS...
  36. Meads G, Wild A, Griffiths F, Iwami M, Moore P. The management of new primary care organizations: an international perspective. Health Serv Manage Res. 2006;19:166-73 pubmed
    ..mechanisms for multiple funding and accountabilities; and the diversification of non-governmental organizations and their roles...
  37. Shore N, Drew E, Brazauskas R, Seifer S. Relationships between community-based processes for research ethics review and institution-based IRBs: a national study. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2011;6:13-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Strengthening relationships between community-based review processes and I-REBs could ultimately enhance reviews of community-engaged research. ..
  38. Martin P, Duffy T, Johnston B, Banks P, Harkess Murphy E, Martin C. Family health nursing: a response to the global health challenges. J Fam Nurs. 2013;19:99-118 pubmed publisher
  39. Zaman T. Jockeying for position in the humanitarian field: Iraqi refugees and faith-based organisations in Damascus. Disasters. 2012;36 Suppl 1:S126-48 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, it draws attention to how the Syrian state exerts influence over religious actors and how ultimately this affects the decision-making of forced migrants. ..
  40. Patel J, Galsky M, Chagpar A, Pyle D, Loehrer P. Role of American Society of Clinical Oncology in low- and middle-income countries. J Clin Oncol. 2011;29:3097-102 pubmed publisher
  41. Nxumalo N, Goudge J, Thomas L. Outreach services to improve access to health care in South Africa: lessons from three community health worker programmes. Glob Health Action. 2013;6:19283 pubmed publisher
    ..Significant investment in resources, training, and support can enable CHWs to address barriers to care by negotiating with poorly functioning government services and community participation structures. ..
  42. Zaidi S, Gul X, Nishtar N. Parallel NGO networks for HIV control: risks and opportunities for NGO contracting. Glob J Health Sci. 2012;5:171-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Market based measures such as contracting need to be accompanied with wider policy measures that facilitate in bringing NGOs groups to a shared understanding of health issues and responses. ..
  43. Bordier M, Roger F. Zoonoses in South-East Asia: a regional burden, a global threat. Anim Health Res Rev. 2013;14:40-67 pubmed publisher
    ..commonly described by the scientific community and reported by governmental institutions and international organizations in continental South-East Asia...
  44. Abdoul H, Perrey C, Tubach F, Amiel P, Durand Zaleski I, Alberti C. Non-financial conflicts of interest in academic grant evaluation: a qualitative study of multiple stakeholders in France. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e35247 pubmed publisher
    ..Specific measures are needed to prevent a negative impact of non-financial CoIs on the fairness of resource allocation. Whether and how public disclosure of non-financial CoIs should be accomplished remains debatable. ..
  45. Rosier P, Gajewski J, Sand P, Szabo L, Capewell A, Hosker G. Executive summary: The International Consultation on Incontinence 2008--Committee on: "Dynamic Testing"; for urinary incontinence and for fecal incontinence. Part 1: Innovations in urodynamic techniques and urodynamic testing for signs and . Neurourol Urodyn. 2010;29:140-5 pubmed publisher
  46. Parmentier G. [The national union for private hospital oncology]. Bull Cancer. 2013;100:621-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The multitude of organizations representing private hospitals or independant oncologists, physicians, radiologists or pathologists have a ..
  47. Azenha G, Bass L, Caleffi M, Smith R, Pretorius L, Durstine A, et al. The role of breast cancer civil society in different resource settings. Breast. 2011;20 Suppl 2:S81-7 pubmed publisher
    Breast cancer civil society, as represented by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in this study, can play an essential role in breast cancer control...
  48. Bertram T, Tentoff E, Johnson P, Tawil B, Van Dyke M, Hellman K. Hurdles in tissue engineering/regenerative medicine product commercialization: a pilot survey of governmental funding agencies and the financial industry. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012;18:2187-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The survey, composed of 15 questions, was developed and provided to 37 investment organizations in one of three sectors (governmental, private, and public investors)...
  49. Wells P. Canadian aquatic science and environmental legislation under threat. Mar Pollut Bull. 2013;69:1-2 pubmed publisher
  50. Đorđević V, Bras M, Milunović V, Brajkovic L, Stevanovic R, Polasek O. The founding of the Centre for Palliative Medicine, Medical Ethics and Communication Skills: a new step toward the development of patient-oriented medicine in Croatia. Croat Med J. 2011;52:87-8 pubmed
  51. Ongondo F, Williams I, Dietrich J, Carroll C. ICT reuse in socio-economic enterprises. Waste Manag. 2013;33:2600-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These contributions add substantially to our understanding of the important role of reuse organisations. ..
  52. Kienzler H, Pedersen D. Strange but common bedfellows: the relationship between humanitarians and the military in developing psychosocial interventions for civilian populations affected by armed conflict. Transcult Psychiatry. 2012;49:492-518 pubmed
  53. Osborne N. Neuroscience and "real world" practice: music as a therapeutic resource for children in zones of conflict. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012;1252:69-76 pubmed publisher
    ..Music neuroscience research is related to practice within a broad biopsychosocial framework. Here, examples are detailed of work from North Uganda, Palestine, and South Thailand. ..