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This clearing house from The Lancet aggregates scientific articles, news reports and commentary from over 60 journals and societies on the scientific, clinical and public health aspects of A(H1N1) influenza, commonly known as 'swine flu'.
The site contains research articles on the diagnosis, epidemiology, pathogenesis, surveillance, virology, prevention and treatment of A(H1N1) among others. A podcast from John McConnell, editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, discusses issues surrounding swine flu. The site also links to relevant organisations and online sources of information about the virus.
This collection of material, from The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), includes news, original research, commentary and analysis on the A(H1N1) influenza virus, or 'swine flu', and related topics such as avian influenza, the 1976 swine flu epidemic and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
The NEJM resource also publishes advice to practitioners and surveillance updates, including an interactive map of worldwide cases of A(H1N1) influenza. It also links to relevant public health organisations, professional societies and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Twitter feed.
This blog provides comprehensive coverage of bird flu news and developments. It is frequently updated and contains a number of links to other relevant H5N1 resources, including journal articles, government sites and audio-video files. Links to French language websites are also provided.
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide centre providing expertise in public health, medicine, social science, management, and other disciplines to promote evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance.
HHI's aim is to advance the science and practice of humanitarian action worldwide so as to reduce the impacts of disasters.
Its Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning examines the use of information communications technologies in conflict and disaster settings. Research focuses on identifying patterns in humanitarian emergencies to improve warning and response. Specifically, HHI undertakes extensive examination of the use of crisis mapping, geospatial and crowd sourcing technologies to prepare, mitigate, and respond to emergencies.
The website showcases the initiative's work, as well as making a number of programme publications and working papers available.
HarvestPlus works towards reducing micronutrient malnutrition, or 'hidden hunger', by improving the level of micronutrients in staple food crops in Africa and Asia using bio-fortification. It focuses on iron, zinc, and vitamin A — recognised by the WHO as critical micronutrients — and on crops such as millet, wheat, rice and sweet potato.
The website details current activities through an online map and provides access to publications including abstracts, technical monographs, and working papers produced with 60 partner institutions.
A list of links to online resources including reports, articles, and blogs is also made available.
See below for a HarvestPlus video about their work:
This website was created by the Consortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) — a partnership between African and European universities. It is a resource for educators, researchers, students and policymakers interested in health policy and systems research, which aims to understand and improve how societies organise themselves to achieve collective health goals, and how stakeholders interact in policymaking.
The website includes links to recommended reading, organisations, training opportunities and events, and teaching materials.
This 'toolkit', created by the WHO's Health Research Systems Analysis initiative aims to give institutions, policymakers and individuals a systematic way of collecting data on health research and national health systems.
The toolkit includes downloadable surveys to document individual experiences; a guide to assessing the quantity and quality of media communications; a guide to moderating focus groups; and a template for national case studies.
The ICT4Peace foundation aims to facilitate communication about conflict resolution using information and communications technology (ICT). It also examines the role of ICT in the management of and response to natural disasters.
The provides free access to reports and presentations on issues including the use of mobile phones, mapping technology and social networking in humanitarian response, including specific incidents such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as well as end-of-year reports. The website also publishes a list of relevant events and updates on the organisation's projects.
This free-access information portal, managed by India's Centre for Science and Environment, publishes news, features, opinion articles and blogs about environmental issues that apply specifically to India. The website publishes collections of articles on a range of subjects from science and technology to climate change, biodiversity, food safety and mining. It makes available links to reports, slide-show presentations, data, and a directory of Indian organisations and institutes listed by sector.