, a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Health care in the 21st century relies not only on individual medical skills, but also on the best information on the effectiveness of each intervention being accessible to practitioners, patients and policy makers.
The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative and a resource center for good reporting of health research studies. Of special interest are the standards for different types of scientific studies clearly organized, presented here
- Evidence Portal Unites, organizes, and offers integrated access to health information sources of high level evidence in agreement with the Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) methodology.
- Healthcare Information for All 2015 (HIFA2015). A campaign and knowledge network with more than 2700 members in 150 countries worldwide, all working independently to improve the availability of healthcare information and frontline healthcare providers in developing countries. Members interact by two email discussion forums, HIFA2015 (general) and CHILD2015 (child health).
- Health Information Forum (HIF-net). A community of practice with more than 1800 members worldwide. Members explore issues around access to information for researchers, policymakers and health professionals in developing countries.
Health Research Policy and Systems
. An open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that aims to provide a platform for the global research community to share their views, findings, insights and successes.
A collection of over 6400 journal titles that are now available to health institutions in 108 countries. Set up by WHO together with major publishers, the HINARI program enables developing countries to gain access to a valuable collection of journals.
An open access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine healthcare in both clinical and policy contexts.
ListServ to support the formulation and evaluation of science and technology policies in health. Managed by PAHO, América Valdes, subscribers are encouraged to submit entries of news and information on health policy research. >The Equity
list aims to share public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective to improve health, particularly among disadvantaged populations.
The Reproductive Health Library
offers a collection of evidence based research in topics that include adolescent sexual and reproductive health, fertility regulation, HIV, STDs, Pregnancy and childbirth, newborn health. It is offered as a service to developing countries.
. Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides universal visibility and accessibility to scientific literature that could be hidden otherwise.
Virtual Health and Science Library [BVS Ciencia y Salud
]. Offers information related to the management of scientific and health information in the countries of the Americas and the Caribbean. In Spanish and Portuguese only.
The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is an international journal of public health with a special focus on developing countries. As the flagship periodical of WHO, the Bulletin draws on WHO experts as editorial advisers, reviewers and authors as well as on external collaborators. All peer-reviewed articles are indexed, including in ISI Web of Science and MEDLINE. (Open access).
This site offers a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. There are now nearly 700 maps.
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