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Public Health: Global Health Resources

Recommended resources for HPD Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program students and faculty

Global Health

The definitive international public health database, Global Health is the only specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice.

Global Health Websites

Gapminder World (graphic software for comparing countries) shows the World’s most important trends.  They aim to keeping their tools’ statistical content up-to-date and freely available.  Gapminder also produces videos, Flash presentations and PDF charts showing major global development trends with animated statistics in colorful graphics.

Global Health Atlas (interactive)  through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.

Human Resources for Health (HRH) Global Resource Centre Global library of human resources for health (HRH) resources focused on developing countries

IGO search - searches the web sites of over 3000 intergovernmental organizations at once

Malaria Atlas Project - The Malaria Atlas Project aims to disseminate free, accurate and up-to-date information on malaria and associated topics organized on a geographical basis.

NGO search - simultaneously searches the web sites of over 1000 non-governmental organizations in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council

Popline(POPulation information onLINE) contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE is maintained by the K4Health Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication.

UN Food and Agriculture Organization Use search box (upper left) to find FAO publications. FAO’s most important publications present comprehensive and objective information and analysis on the current global state of food and agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, forests, agricultural commodity markets and hunger. These titles are issued regularly, to inform public debate and policy-making at national and international levels

US National Library of Medicine - Environmental Health and Toxicology Site

World Bank eAtlas of Global Development maps and graphs more than 175 thematically organized indicators for over 200 countries, letting you visualize and compare progress on the most important development challenges facing our world. Most indicators cover several decades, so you can see, for example, how “life expectancy at birth” has improved from 1960 up through the latest year.

Global Health Council

 This is the official website of the Global Health Council, a coalition of global health advocates.

HPD Library Databases (with Global Health topics)

A Working Guide to International Comparisons of Health (.pdf)

The guide is intended to encourage users of international health-related data to consider the complexities before comparing countries, and to assist them in interpreting the results of these comparisons. It presents examples to highlight the types of questions to ask when using health data in an international context.

Global Health TV

 
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