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Virtual information on health emergencies and disasters for South America

January 2005

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This brief article reports on Peru's Virtual Disaster Library, which focuses on disasters in South America. The library is powered by two databases: DESAS and INFOR. DESAS provides access to full-text documents, bibliographic references for in-person consultations, courses and events related to natural, manmade and social disasters. The INFOR database keeps up-to-date information on events throughout Peru using a simple spreadsheet on the web to consolidate reports and provide a quick preliminary analysis. The virtual library is available to the entire disaster community at www.minsa.gob.pe/ogdn

Portal Diassere - Derechos, Investigación y Abogacía en Salud, Sexualidad y Reproducción. Internet como herramienta para el establecimiento de una red que fortalezca la investigación y la abogacía en regiones del Perú

CLÍMACO, Danilo
2004

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Describes a website called Diassere (Rights, Research and Advocacy in Health, Sexuality and Reproduction), which is part of a wider project which aims to fortify capacities for research and advocacy. This site is being used by researchers exchanging experiences and evidences related to sexuality and reproductive health. Given the fact that information is highly centralized in Lima, the site is benefiting researchers from different regions, guaranteeing an equal access to evidence, information and opportunities

Strengthening the knowledge and information systems of the urban poor

SCHILDERMAN, Theo
March 2002

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Presents the findings of a research project that focused on the information needs of the urban poor, and the information sources they access. The study found that the main sources of information were social networks, key informants, and infomediaries. It considers the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and impact assessment methods. It ends with suggestions for development agencies seeking to share their knowledge and information with the urban poor

Cómo evaluar la información sobre la salud en la red : guía práctica para personas mayores y personal médico|[Guide to evaluating health information on the world wide web]

SPRY FOUNDATION
2001

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The SPRY (Setting Priorities for Retirement Years) Foundation has created this hands-on guide to help older adults and their caregivers to evaluate health information available on the World Wide Web. The guide does not recommend particular sites, but provides tools to help users to determine which sites contain reliable information. This resource is geared to United States (US) users and provides links to US government resources

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

Education : towards inclusion

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

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This section of the UNESCO's education website hosts definitions of concepts, policies and publications relating to inclusive education. UNESCO has identified certain issues as 'flagship initiatives', to strengthen efforts at addressing the issues through partnerships between UN bodies and other stakeholders. Case studies, support materials for teachers and those promoting inclusive education, and a set of guides to the education of different groups of learners are also available in the online materials section

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