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Evidence for all in times of health emergency: IFLA supports Cochrane Call for Action

The COVID-19 pandemic underlined the importance of timely and comprehensive health information, but also the difficulties faced by many in accessing it. Action is needed to ensure that everyone benefits from the infrastructure needed to achieve this. This goal lies at the heart of the Cochrane Call to Action on supporting evidence responses to global health emergencies. Read More

  • News
  • 23 May 2022

Libraries: Places That Care for People Webinar Series May 4, 5 and 6 2022

Book now   IFLA Public Library Section Online Mid-Term Seminars   Here’s your chance to examine how public libraries worldwide deliver healthier outcomes for their communities.  Join IFLA’s Public Library Section for our online mid-term seminar “Libraries: Places That Care For People.”   Photo by Towfiqu Barbhuiya, Pexels.com On… Read More

  • News
  • 29 March 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

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

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  • 12 January 2022

Libraries Engaged in Advocacy for Access to Health in Chile

An important part of the right to health is the right to health information and knowledge. COVID-19 has only underlined this connection. We interviewed María Angélica Fuentes Martínez and Mónica Núñez of the Association of Chilean Librarians to find out more about their involvement in a project to strengthen advocacy around this. Read More

  • News
  • 24 November 2020
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