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Health information is a right – new IFLA statement

Libraries of different types, through providing inclusive access to information can make a major contribution to making the right to health a reality. Governments, in turn, can and should help realise this potential through law, regulation and funding, as a new statement from IFLA underlines. Read More

  • News
  • 21 April 2024

IFLA Units+Strategy: Health and Biosciences Section Engages and Energises the Healthcare Library Sector

In the spirit of partnership, this month IFLA features the IFLA Health and Biosciences (HBS) Section and their partner the IFLA Evidence for Global Disaster and Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group in the Units + Strategy recognition series, for their collaborative efforts not only with each other, but with several external medical and health-related information organisations. Read about what they’ve been doing and what they’ve got planned for 2022-2023. Read More

  • News
  • 20 October 2022

Upcoming Webinar: From fake news to infodemic

In this webinar you will learn more about infodemic as a concept and how we went from fake news to infodemic in the last five years; about training initiatives at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT in Jakarta, Indonesia. You will also hear the clarion call on the role of the librarian in advocacy and the skills needed to fight infodemic and infobesity. Read More

  • News
  • 05 October 2022

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