How can librarians provide critical community-first information services before, during, and after disasters? We will be exploring this question in our participatory workshop during the IFLA congress 2023
E4GDH's upcoming satellite session "It’s getting hot in here!" will shine a light on the contributions to Open Science from library and information professionals in different sectors and geographies. Together we will come up with practical ideas on what more can be done through our work, communities of practice, and professional organisations.
Our SIG will be promoting access to reliable healthcare information as a human right.
It’s getting hot in here! Information Professionals Contributing to Open Science towards Climate Empowerment8 May 2023
This IFLA satellite meeting will shine a light on the contributions to Open Science from library and information professionals in different sectors and geographies. We will come up with practical ideas on what more can be done by our profession, through our communities of practice, professional associations and local communities, to advance Open Science towards climate empowerment.
IFLA Units+Strategy: Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group - Leading as a Valued Partner20 October 2022
Sponsored by the IFLA Health and Biosciences Section, the IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group works to promote and strengthen the roles that librarians play in times of disaster and in response to global health challenges. 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.
Today, 20 October 2022 is World Evidence-based Healthcare Day (EBHC). Occurring during Health Literacy Month, EBHC is an opportunity to highlight the ways that evidence-based health literacy can support global healthcare efforts. Check out the IFLA Health and Bioscience (HBS) Section and Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group Ambassador vlogs:
JOIN the E4GDH SIG at WLIC in Dublin on Thursday 28 July 2002, 11:00 - 12:30 at Wicklow Hall 2 for 'Librarians as evidence intermediaries during times of crisis' (Session 142)
The Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) special interest group is delighted that IFLA is now a signatory for the Cochrane Call to Action, to improve evidence-informed decision-making in preparation for future health crises.
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.
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.
Access to health information as a human right - join our Provocation plus Q&A [Day 1 of IFLA Congess, right after the Opening Ceremony]15 August 2021
Seminario Web en Español del Grupo de Interés Especial de la IFLA Evidence for Global and Disaster Health6 July 2021
Webinar recording now available: Evidence-Based Librarianship. Building the Base as We Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic / Infodemic22 June 2021
Our latest E4GDH SIG webinar highlighted two projects being undertaken by the Librarian Reserve Corps.
E4GDH Webinar: Evidence-Based Librarianship. Building the Base as We Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic/Infodemic21 May 2021
The Librarian Reserve Corps is an international volunteer network of over 140 medical and public health librarians from 14 countries, working in partnership with the World Health Organization in response to public health emergencies.
Two new E4GDH resource guides: Finding the Evidence (Spanish) & Multilanguage tools for evidence based practice8 May 2020
We are pleased to announce our guide to resources for Global and Disaster Health is now available in Spanish, and we have a new guide on Multilanguage tools for evidence based practice.
Coronavirus has highlighted as never before how being online is crucial to our lives. Those who most need support (including older and socially disadvantaged people) are least likely to be online. Community organisations, including libraries, have a crucial role in building digital inclusion and digital health literacy.
Public Health England’s Knowledge and Library Services Team has collated this page of resources to help those working on the current coronavirus outbreak embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily practice.
Theme: "Engage, enable and connect in global and disaster health: increasing access to multi-language evidence". Our call for lightning talk proposals is now open, deadline: 16 March 2020.
Health and Biosciences Libraries section and Evidence for Global and Disaster Health SIG are now inviting abstracts for our joint satellite meeting on 14 August in Dublin. We are delighted to be working with local partners The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland.
In partnership with the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries (WIL) Special Interest Group and the Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA) SIG, we are inviting proposals for papers to be presented at our joint open session during the 2020 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland.