Disaster Health Library Packs Information into New Version

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The Health Library for Disasters (HELID) is an interagency initiative, under the coordination of WHO and PAHO, to make disaster information accessible quickly and free of charge worldwide. Available on CD-ROM or over the Internet, the HELID contains more than 650 full-text documents, with more than 40,000 scanned pages of text and more than 12,000 images. Documents include scientific and technical publications, guidelines, manuals and field guides, case studies, newsletters and other training material and are available in a variety of languages—English, Spanish, French and some are even in Russian. A search engine helps users to locate just the information they are looking for. Browse through the HELID online and download the material you need at www.helid.desastres.net. A limited number of CDs is available. In the Americas, write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; in other parts of the world contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What’s inside the HELID?

  • Safe Hospitals
  • Public Health Management: Principles and Guidelines
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Environmental Health & Chemical Hazards
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Parasitic and Vector-borne Diseases
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Essential Medicines and Management of Supplies
  • Management of War-wounded and Injuries
  • Safe Blood and Laboratory Services
    ...and more

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