Dear HIFA colleagues
CABI'S GLOBAL HEALTH IS NOW MORE THAN A DATABASE.
In March we launched a new online interface (site) which allows you to browse and search public health research information, alongside news and alerts. Our aim is to keep you on top of public health developments from around the world.
Each month our new Global Health site has a monthly focus on an important public health issue and provides a related news item, a useful smart search, and a selection of focussed records, book chapters and CAB reviews.
THIS MONTH'S FOCUS TOPIC IS SNAKEBITE.
It features a news article "Wellcome announces £80 million funding boost for snakebite treatments" which links together funding, the WHO's first snakebite strategy, current treatment, and the Global Snakebite Initiative.
The news article can be read here: https://bit.ly/2IVdIR7
Other news articles can be found on 6 theme pages and 7 regional pages. These include:
Chronic diseases: "Oklahoma USA seeks damages from drug manufacturers to combat opioid epidemic"
Disease vectors & Entomology: "Climate change will boost dengue spread"
Health & Wellbeing: "What's the best way to deliver treatment for obstetric fistula in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa?"
East Asia & Pacific: "Infectious disease risk for 2020 Olympic Games"
Europe & Central Asia: "Surge in sexually transmitted infections in England"
Read these news items and try out the new site and its novel features here: https://bit.ly/2L1ltYy
If you have any questions or need support using the site, do please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am always glad to hear from fellow HIFA members and really value your advice and opinions.
KEY FEATURES OF CABI'S new GLOBAL HEALTH SITE
1. HOMEPAGE with monthly focus topic
2. BROWSE BY THEME: 6 themes - Chronic Diseases & Ageing, Infectious Diseases, Disease Vectors & Entomology, Health & Wellbeing, Environmental & Occupational Health, and Nutrition & Food Science
3. BROWSE BY REGION: 7 regions - giving you access to the regional content and news that's important to your study and practice.
4. READ NEWS & ALERTS chosen to match the theme or region.
5. USE SMART SEARCHES on each page along with a traditional search box to access the underlying Global Health database (subscription or trial is required)
HOW CABI'S GLOBAL HEALTH SITE CAN SUPPORT YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY OR PRACTICE It 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.
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. www.cabi.org Wendie has a background as a research scientist in developmental biology. She is a member of the HIFA Steering group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group
w.norris AT cabi.org