Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group

Sponsored by: Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

Evidence for Global and Disaster Health [E4GDH] provides a significant opportunity for libraries, under the leadership of IFLA and its Global Vision agenda, to play a critical role in supporting global and disaster health, bringing together partners and stakeholders within and outside the profession.

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.

Aim / Purpose

To provide co-ordination, advocacy and leadership for cross-sectoral knowledge and library services in support of the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) agenda.

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Evidence for Global and Disaster Health, Special Interest Groups, Disaster preparedness, Risk reduction

Last update: 11 October 2018

Latest News

E4GDH webinar: Librarian First Responders

During times of crisis, how can public libraries aid in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery? In our next E4GDH webinar (Thursday 14th March, 11.30 am – 12.30 am ET), Feili Tu-Keefner will be discussing her research into the role public librarians have played in times of crisis, and sharing lessons learnt.

6 March 2019

IFLA Satellite Meeting 2019: "Library Services for Open Science"

Science and Technology Libraries Section joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group are holding our preconference in Vienna, Austria. Do join us on 21 August!

28 February 2019

IFLA WLIC 2019: Joint session with CPDWL and E4GDH SIG

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and the Evidence for Global and Disaster Health SIG (E4GDH) are joining forces to run an open session on exploring, testing and evaluating ways to transfer skills within our profession and with our communities. Submissions may take the form of a regular presentation which shares an innovative approach, or delivery of content via an interactive learning technique. ​

28 February 2019