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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

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

HBS Webinar – Librarians Lead in Times of Crisis: Specialised Evidence-Based Information Services Support Infodemic Management

In support of World Evidence-Based Health Day, the Health and Biosciences (HBS) Section and the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group invite you to participate in the webinar “Librarians Lead in Times of Crisis: Specialised Evidence-Based Information Services Support Infodemic Management”. This session… Read More

  • Events
  • 08 October 2021