CABI launches new Global Health interface to Browse and Search public health information

27 April, 2019

Dear HIFA colleagues

Some of you may know that I am the editor of CABI's Global Health database (as well as having the privilege of being on the HIFA steering group).

I am proud to tell you that Global Health now has its own online interface as part of a major upgrade. The interface has a fresh look, extended content and new features.


Global Health now includes more than 3.2 million records, dedicated to public health, with full text hosted for over 100,000 articles including 375 CABI book chapters, around 160 reviews from CABI's very own e-journal CAB Reviews and over 500 news items from 2014 - 2019 with more added every week.

Visit the new look site at:

Try out the New features:

Its more than a database...14 pages featuring focused records, book chapters, reviews, news and alerts curated by our team of subject experts.

READ THE MONTHLY FOCUS TOPIC on the Homepage. From April 25th , it is focussed on malaria control for World Malaria Day.

YOU CAN BROWSE BY THEME: 6 themes covering Chronic Diseases & Ageing, Infectious Diseases, Disease Vectors & Entomology, Health & Wellbeing, Environmental & Occupational Health, and Nutrition & Food Science

YOU CAN BROWSE BY REGION: 7 regions - giving you access to the regional content and news that's important to your study and practice.

YOU CAN READ NEWS & ALERTS: on each page, chosen to match the theme or region. Topical news items written by our in-house editors and SciDev.Net. Open access. Keeping you on top of public health developments from around the world.

SMART SEARCHES: on each page to help the user, along with a traditional search box to access the underlying Global Health database.

In total there are 14 pages, all of which can be read without log in. Running a search requires log in.

Extended content:

Global Health now includes additional grey literature content and fulltext - handpicked by our subject experts to give you access to the most relevant public health information and research you need.

Not subscribed to Global Health?

Request your institutional free trial at: and see how Global Health can support your public health study or practice.

I would like to thank the many public health professionals and students around the world who gave up their time to provide feedback to us on the content, features and design. Some of them are HIFA colleagues.

Many thanks


HIFA profile: Wendie Norris is Editor of the Global Health & Tropical Diseases Bulletin, at CAB International, UK. CABI improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Wendie has a background as a research scientist in developmental biology. She is a member of the HIFA Steering group.

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