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.

This wake-up call is at the heart of our work, as we seek to promote and strengthen the roles that librarians play in response to global health challenges and in times of disaster.

In our session during IFLA Congress 2022 [Librarians as evidence intermediaries during times of crisis], and in our ongoing work, we are capturing and showcasing how our profession has taken up or adapted their roles as ‘evidence intermediaries’ and ‘evidence brokers’. This is in response not just to the pandemic but more broadly to disease outbreaks, to natural and manmade disasters – from floods and wildfires to refugee crisis.