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IFLA SCITECH Webinar: Health Information Literacy: Content Creation during the COVID Infodemic

This webinar's panelists from five different Asian countries will discuss challenges, strategies and training adopted and imparted for creating accurate and authoritative content about COVID-19. We will share the training imparted to create awareness and will address the global challenges of creating multilingual content in forms that are easily accessible and understandable. Read More

  • Events
  • 12 January 2022

Looking Ahead on Health

The Pandemic has clearly focused minds on health, and how essential it is that we do not take it for granted. The right to health – and with it, the right to health information – have rapidly moved up the political agenda. Find out about the plans of our Health and Biosciences Section (HBS) and Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group (E4GDH), and in particular about the 2022 International Congress of Medical Librarianship. Read More

  • News
  • 12 January 2022

Health information by right: making the case for ensuring access to reliable information

In the early months of 2020, WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus underlined that in addition to fighting a pandemic, the world also needed to reckon with an 'infodemic'. As argued by the speakers at the WLIC 2021 session on Access to health information as a human right: A global call to action and practical steps, there is an urgent need for action to ensure that every person should have access to  reliable health information and should be protected from misinformation. Read More

  • News
  • 12 January 2022

Libraries and Access to Reproductive Health Information in Times of Crisis

Access to health information is an important part of the fundamental right to health. Much like in other areas of healthcare, the realisation of the rights to reproductive health services and information is impacted both by structural systems and inequalities, and by crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. What insights… Read More

  • News
  • 15 December 2021

Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries: Sharing Global Perspectives

The capacity to understand and communicate health information is a major international health concern. Sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Section of International Federation of Library Associations, this book highlights the contribution that librarians are making to improving health literacy and enabling citizens to be active participants in the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 16 December 2020
  • By: Prudence W. Dalrymple and Brian Galvin (Eds)