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World disasters report 2005 : focus on information in disasters [summary]

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION ON RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES (IFRCS)
2005

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This report considers the quality of communication between aid givers and receivers, and what impact this has on vulnerable people. The report examines how information is handled before, during and after disasters. It analyses thematic issues such as consulting with affected people, assessing needs, mapping risks and sharing information. It looks at the role of both local and international media, and the impact of information and communication technology on humanitarian relief. The report calls on agencies to focus less on gathering information for their own needs and more on exchanging information with the people they seek to support

Telephone and Internet-based medical appointments

RODRIGUEZ-ALEMAN, Luis Angel
2003

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This report briefly outlines the results of a project which aimed to reduce waiting time for patients of Mexico family health care centres. A call centre has been set up and appointments can be made either by phone or via Internet. The system is currently working in 116 clinics and 9387 calls are attended daily. The document concludes with lessons learned and some considerations on the impact on development

Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) Library Catalogue

DISABILITY INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTRE (DIRC)
1982

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Includes references for disability-related materials from Australia and other countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the Western Pacific Islands. Offers a fairly basic search mechanism with a word wheel, which helps identify broad subject areas. Materials include journal articles, books, conference reports and videos. References include the title, author, publisher and subject keywords. None of the resources is available on-line

Virtual health library (VHL)

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This online portal allows users to search through thirteen general and specialised databases relating to health in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Searching is through DeCS/MESH terminology or through a free-text search box

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