Theme: Evidence for global and disaster health – where are we now and where do we need to be

Evidence for Global & Disaster Health (E4GDH) is a new special interest group, sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Libraries Section.

E4GDH will contribute to this year’s WLIC theme of “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies” with a satellite meeting exploring how libraries in health and allied sectors can play an increasing role in programmes to reduce disaster risk, loss of life, livelihoods and health.

Innovative models to support global and disaster health are emerging and a recent evidence briefing showed that library and information centres have a very important role to play in terms of providing support during, and after disasters.

We invite anyone with an interest or experience related to this theme to submit abstracts, and later full papers, particularly those which provide transferable examples of current practice, or which outline the developments needed to build skills, partnerships and resilience.

We are keen to enable sharing and learning from different perspectives and so welcome  submissions from a wide range of roles including librarians and information officers; health and public health professionals; systematic reviewers; humanitarian and voluntary sector workers, and relief coordinators.

Abstracts are invited for either full papers or for lightning talks.

Date and location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday 23 August 2018


Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday, 19 March 2018

See the full call for papers on the IFLA WLIC 2018 website.