Source International Information Support Centre
2nd Floor, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH
Ansprechpartner: Deepthi Wickremasingbe
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
Source is an International Information Support Centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on health and disability.
The partners are:
• Centre for International Health and Development, a research and teaching department which has united the Centre for International Child Health (CICH), the International Perinatal Care Unit and the International Health and Medical Education Centre within University College London's Institute of Child Health.
• Handicap International, a disability and development NGO. Its objective is to support people in situations of disability or vulnerability, whatever the cause and the environment underlying that situation.
• Healthlink Worldwide, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in developing countries.
Vision: Source will be a key point of access to up-to-date, relevant information on international health and disability. It will be composed of a well-maintained, comprehensive, catalogued physical collection and regularly reviewed electronic material.
Mission: Source's mission is to use available expertise to support the dissemination, repackaging and sharing of information on international health and disability to promote research, innovation, learning and training and North-South organisational linkages. Source will be characterised by being sustainable, responsive and encouraging of both creativity and innovation.
Source is a collaborative venture of the Centre for International Health and Development (formerly CICH), a department within an academic institution; Healthlink Worldwide, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to strengthen information and communication on health and disability; Handicap International, a disability and development NGO; and Exchange, a networking and learning programme on health communications for development. Source has been formed from a merger of CICH's and Healthlink Worldwide's resource centres.
The combined information support centre is designed to meet the information needs of individuals and organisations working in health, disability and development worldwide. These include health workers, researchers and students, nongovernmental and governmental organisations, and disabled people's organisations.
Source has a unique collection of around 25,000 health and disability information resources. These include books, journals, manuals, reports, posters, CD-ROMs, websites and organisations. Many materials are from developing countries and include both published and unpublished literature not readily available elsewhere in the UK.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.