Interviewees who report that the SolarSPELL Health Library helped them develop the skills needed to do their job more effectively
The world is facing a shortage of millions of qualified healthcare professionals, especially in rural and hard-to-reach communities. The SolarSPELL Health Library can provide access to information and skill-building to support better healthcare systems in underserved communities globally.
What's in our Health Library?
The library contains a full range of reference materials, including a medical encyclopedia, textbooks and instructional videos to support clinical rotations and patient care.
Resources in the SolarSPELL Health Library
Basic sciences that medical and nursing students need to know and understand during their schooling, including basic anatomy, physiology, biology, biochemistry + genetics
Resources about public health, preventative health + environmental health, including information for both healthcare workers and communities
Health-related resources pertaining to a specific country, such as government policies, country health guidelines + country-specific data tables and reports
General dentistry resources and information about oral health
Practical resources on the different types of diagnostic tests commonly used in clinical settings, including laboratory and imaging studies
Teaching and education resources specifically for professors, curriculum based on resources in the SolarSPELL Library, and basic information literacy and digital literacy
Information on different types of medical emergencies, including resources on how to provide care in certain emergency situations
Information on diagnosis and management of a wide range of general medical and health topics, including communicable and noncommunicable diseases
General information on surgical procedures for different areas of the body, including musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal + urology surgery
Resources related to psychiatry, psychology + substance abuse
Information about child health + development, adolescent health + development, emergency medicine and pediatrics assessment procedures
Information about principles of pharmacology, prescribing considerations for different medications and pharmacokinetics
Information on various health guidelines and protocols, including World Health Organization guidelines that aid in the treatment of various health + medical topics
Resources about best practices and guidelines for how to care for patients in various medical settings and situations
Resources focused on reproductive health, family planning, as well as information on fetal medicine, pregnancy care, labor + delivery, and postpartum care
Resources designed to support the learning of EBP, a process that nursing students can use to review, analyze + translate scientific evidence to make informed decisions about patient care
Healthcare students, professors and clinicians can also access a series of learning modules to further advance their skills, including a searchable medical encyclopedia by MedLine Plus, interactive global health courses from WiRED International, and Hesperian Health’s community health guides. One of our most popular modules consists of videos designed and developed by Global Health Media to train health workers and populations in low-resource settings.