Bird flu dossier
From SciDev.Net (Science and Development Network), which "aims to provide reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world". The Bird flu dossier contains "news, features, opinions and editorials focusing on the spread of the H5N1 virus, and efforts to prepare for a human flu pandemic ....also ... the internet's most comprehensive bird flu glossary and links to relevant reports, articles, websites and organisations. This includes free access to the latest relevant research papers appearing in the journals Science and Nature".
Currency Converter - Oanda.com
A multi-lingual currency converter providing up-to-date exchange rates for 164 currencies.
Fit for travel - NHS (Scotland)
Gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK. The website is compiled and updated by a team of experts from the Travel Medicine Division at Health Protection Scotland (HPS). Includes news on recent outbreaks which may affect travellers and vaccine and malaria recommendations by country.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Website with travel advice by country, country profiles, directory of UK embassies overseas and foreign embassies in the UK
International travel and health - WHO
World Health Organization online publication with guidance on health risks likely to be encountered at specific destinations associated with different types of travel. Also available in print format in BLDS (catalogue record)
National Travel Health Network and Centre - NaTHNaC
Divided into a section for Health professionals and a section for travellers. News sections carry updated information on, e.g. disease outbreaks or health risks in disaster zones. Funded by the UK Department of Health.
Traveler's health: yellow book
Health information for international travel, produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Complete text of the current edition plus any updates. Searchable/browsable in different ways; for example, a "custom report" option allows the user to build up their own report on different diseases, areas of the world, etc.
Bringing together pre-set searches of the BLDS catalogue and related resources on key development themes prepared by our librarians. Includes Conflicts, Disasters and Emergencies Subject guide and Tourism Subject guide
Resources for developing country researchers
We have compiled a list of resources that are available free, or at low cost, to researchers in developing countries including funding news, journals and advice
Explore our collection of links to major development websites.