The Project on Inventory and Harvesting of Public Domain Information on Health Emergency and Disaster Management is in line with the UNESCO theme of promoting access to public domain information, also known as the “information commons”. Public domain information is publicly accessible information, the use of which does not infringe any legal right, or breach any other communal right (such as indigenous rights) or any obligation of confidentiality.
With support from UNESCO, the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Health-Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) partnered in undertaking this project.
The Inventory and Harvesting of Public Domain Information on Health Emergency and Disaster Management aimed to provide health emergency managers, especially of disaster-prone Eastern Visayas, quick access to essential and usable information on health emergency preparedness, response, rehabilitation and mitigation. The inventoried materials consist of those which were available online and in physical sites like libraries and government and non-government organizations involved in health and disaster management.
A portal on public domain information on health emergency and disaster management was created under the Department of Health-Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) to serve as gateway to the inventoried online materials. A CDROM-kit complements the portal.
We hope both the portal and CDROM will be a useful resource for you. Should you wish to contribute to the portal, please communicate with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thank you.