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About IIfPHC-E
Resource Center

IIfPHC-E Resource Center (RC) is a unique source of information on primary health care, community health, public health and related fields.  The RC is available to the Institute’s trainees, trainers, health program designers, health implementers, policy makers, students and anyone else working in, or interested in, these areas.  

Objectives

The objective of IIfPHC-E RC is to systematically collect, archive and disseminate useful information on recent advances in primary health care. By doing so, the RC contributes to:

  1. serving as a knowledge hub for information about primary health care
  2. increasing the knowledge base of users
  3. facilitating information exchange, and
  4. building the capacity of partner institutions through information.

Services

Resources available in the RC are mainly electronic materials and will serve the needs of users.

There are more than 5,000?? e-books and book chapters available in the area of primary health care, public health and related disciplines. Some of the information is accessible only onsite. The main subject categories in primary health care fall under: primary health care; community health care; diseases/disease control; communicable diseases; non-communicable diseases; mental health & psycho-social services; injuries; neglected tropical diseases (NTD); nutrition; women’s health; child health; mother, newborn and child health (MNCH); men’s health; adolescent health; elder health; refugee & immigrant health; disaster management & emergency services; reproductive & sexual health; traditional health care & alternative therapies; disability & rehabilitation; medical services; health information technology & information management; health planning & management; environmental health; occupational health & safety; health workforce & training; health communication/information; health promotion & education; health services; urban health and rural health. Under community development category, the topics covered are: energy; water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH); gender and development; and food production & agriculture.

The IIfPHC-E Resource Center institutional repository has a collection of more than XXX government strategy and policy documents, training manuals and workshop proceedings of IIfPHC-E and other organizations, including research documents and reports.

Ethiopian, African and international online e-journals are available in the RC.  More than XX X X journals were collected for ease of use.  Furthermore, the RC acquires some journals on Ethiopia.

More than XXX main health databases in primary health care thematic areas and in the field of public health and related disciplines are organized by the RC.  You will find general reference and specialized online databases to help you make your search.

About XXX health organizations, network groups, campaigns, programs and other entities working on health and PHC thematic areas at national, regional and global levels are included with external links to their websites and resources.  Kindly visit the main sites of the author organizations for more complete and updated information. 

Some video clips on the health extension program of Ethiopia and health care services of other countries like India and Bangladesh are also available.

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