Global health information resources

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This guide lists selected print and electronic information sources for global health research that are available to SFU faculty, students, and staff. Check the Library catalogue to find additional materials at SFU Library.


 Freely available databases

    "LILACS is a cooperative database of the Virtual Health Library network that covers the health sciences literature published in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean since 1982."
  • SciELO
    "Scientific Electronic Library Online is a consolidated electronic publication project to scientific journals following the Open Access model, that makes available in the internet, the full text articles from more then 290 scientific journals of Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Spain, Venezuela and other Latin America countres, totally free of charge."

Background information

Disease surveillance and mapping


Associations and organizations

Government information

British Columbia


United States



Useful web sites

  • Global Health Council - Global Health Council provides access to e-journals such as Global AidsLink, Global HealthLink, Global Public Health. As an institutional member, SFU has access to several services from the Global Health Council.
  • Global Forum for Health Research - Identifies and provides information on neglected research priorities such as sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and climate change.
  • Global Health Reporting - Latest information on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other diseases, conditions, risk indicators. Searchable by country.
  • MedlinePlus: International Health - Excellent information portal for overviews, news, journal articles, research, reference, law & policy, statistics, in global health.

Additional resources

Please view the general Health Sciences subject guide to find additional resources.