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.


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

Letzte Aktualisierung: 11 Oktober 2018

Latest News

Upcoming E4GDH webinar: Librarians are Essential - Advocating for a Seat at the Table

In our next E4GDH webinar (Thursday 8 August, 9.00 – 9.50 a.m. EDT), Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and Dr. Lenny Rhine will be discussing practical examples from across the globe of what library and information specialists are doing in the areas of advocacy, and in particular how these examples can be modelled for advocacy of libraries’ roles in disaster situations.

28 Juli 2019

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 März 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 Februar 2019