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Master´s Degree in Global Health Care

Focus on disaster management and humanitarian aid; the guide affords ideas and guidelines for finding relevant information and library resources for your Master studies or research work

MEDBOX - the aid Library

MEDBOX is an innovative online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action; the service is worldwide, initiated and operated by the Medical Mission Institute and is meanwhile supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development. Medbox is a kindred organization of Research4Life, the platform formed by HINARI (Research in Health), AGORA (Research in Agriculture), OARE (Research in the Environment) and ARDI (Research for Development and Innovation).


Tools for information retrieval

Information search : focus on Global Health and Disaster Management

This page highlights the relevant information resources to support the studies of the Master's Degree in Global Health Care, which is a is a joint Master level programme between Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Arcada university of Applied Sciences (Finland) and University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (Kenya). 
Use the tabs to navigate between different pages. There are free open access resources and those which are licensed for Diak Community (access via ezProxy server to get the access; you need Diak´s username and password). If the resource link has a yellow lock icon, it opens in Diak´s network or by using distance access (sign in with Diak´s network username).
Diverse type of information resources are available for you: printed books, e-books, journals and newspaper collections, databases, theses and links to open access documents in the Internet.
Need help?  Reserve a tutor session online or face to face in the library:

News From The Sphere Project

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Disaster alerts

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Emergency Events Database EM-DAT

EM-DAT contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies. link to the database:

Disease Outbreaks

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CDACS - Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

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