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Geography of Disease Useful Links


Wellcome Trust
Website of the Wellcome Trust, an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

Global Atlas of Infectious Diseases
Interactive atlas produced by the World Health Organization presenting maps, tables and charts of different diseases at global and local levels.

World Heath Organization
Website of the WHO is packed with stats and facts about health in all parts of the world.

Stop TB Partnership
The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem.

Find out what Oxfam is doing to combat HIV/AIDS, and learn about the rest of its health programme.

Missionaries of Africa
This website contains much information about disease in Africa and its effects.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Contains news about what the Foundation is doing to relieve poverty and hunger around the world, including improving health.

Global Health Report Blog
Longtime health journalist Christine Gorman searches for what works, what doesn’t and what needs to happen next in global health.

Health Protection Agency
This website contains a lot of general information about disease threats as well as emergency responses to disease outbreaks.

Department of Health – Public Health England
This section of the Department of Health’s website details the measures the Department is taking to protect and improve people’s health in England.

BBC Swine Flu
Area on the BBC website with the latest news, articles, and FAQs about swine flu. Includes an interactive map of cases.

Guardian – Health
Health related articles, features and blogs from the Guardian website.

BBC News – Health
Health related news from the BBC website.

Travel Medicine
Designed for tourists, this site provides disease risk advice for more than 200 regions and countries. Could be helpful.


Past pandemics that ravaged Europe (BBC News)
UK ‘in grip of measles outbreak’ (BBC News)
Measles ‘surge’ prompts warning (BBC News)
Global measles deaths fall by 40% (BBC News)
Africa, the infectious continent (MSNBC News)
Climate change can wait. World health can’t (Guardian Comment)
GIS On the Trail of Disease (
All About Infectious Diseases (Pacific Medical Training)


Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease (pdf) (World Health Organization)
World Health Reports 1995-2007 (World Health Organization)
Tackling health inequalities: 2007 Status Report on the Programme for Action (Department of Health)

(Updated 26.08.09)

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