Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group
Sponsored by: Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
Evidence for Global & Disaster Health (E4GDH) encompasses the potential for librarians and their services to play an enhanced, pivotal role in the collation, organisation, assessment and deployment of information concerning global and disaster health including disaster preparedness and risk reduction.
For librarians to achieve this potential, the necessary vision, ideas, engagement, evidence, skills training and practical support must be in place. To provide this leadership, and to enable existing expertise, organisations and resources to be harnessed, E4GDH will coordinate, stimulate and take forward the ideas and vision. An exploratory meeting was held in Wrocław in August 2017 to present the background, and to explore how members of IFLA might support global & disaster health. The meeting was well attended and generated interest, and wide-ranging debate. It was clear that the unique nature of IFLA, and the global reach of the topic warranted further action.
E4GDH provides an exciting opportunity for libraries, under the leadership of IFLA, to play a pivotal role in bringing together stakeholders, within and outside the profession, in order to support global and disaster health and in turn support IFLA agendas.
Last update: 24 September 2018