Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines 2003): Health Information Resources: ARCHIVE

This page is no longer being updated.

For recent publications, please see Disaster Lit: The Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health




  • Hurricanes and Typhoons 
    Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • Floods 
    Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Philippine Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations


International Organizations Providing Health Information


U.S. Federal Agencies Supporting U.S. Response


Cleanup and Recovery


Specific Populations


Coping with Disasters


Health Resources for the Public

Free Resources from Publishers for Medical Responders

  • Emergency Access Initiative 
    The Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated in support of medical efforts in the Philippines and surrounding areas following the devastating typhoon. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the U.S. National Library of Medicine and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 650 biomedical serial titles and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. The free access period is November 11, 2013 - December 9, 2013.
  • The Cochrane Library 
    All resources are free to those in the Philippines until March 2014. Free access is based on using a computer address (IP address) that originates in the Philippines.
  • Evidence Aid 
    Resources related to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
  • Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) Emergency Resources Portal 
    This portal is IP-validated for the Philippines, and available to hospitals, institutional libraries and other healthcare entities supporting the disaster relief efforts. It includes Ovid MEDLINE, LWW Total Access journal collection and several eBook collections for Emergency Medicine, Trauma etc. Immediate access, available for 60 days. 

    At the same URL, expert searches for post-Typhoon clinical needs are available for Ovid MEDLINE at:http://demo.ovid.com/demo/philp1/philp1.htm. Topics include Tetanus; Dysentery; diarrhea in adult and child; bacterial, viral, respiratory or parasitic diseases, PTSD, vaccinations, etc. The IP address is authenticated for the region.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 
    American Academy of Pediatrics is providing access to these publications for people in the Philippines who have a Philippine-based IP address:
    Pediatrics in Review® 
    AAP Grand Rounds™
    These two publications from American Academy of Pediatrics are available through the Emergency Access Inititative:
    Red Book® Online
  • Elsevier 
    In addition to participating in the National Library of Medicine Emergency Access Initiative, Elsevier is providing free access to its primary online clinical information and reference tool, ClinicalKey, to all IP addresses originating from the Philippines for 60 days.

Multi-language Resources


Social Media




People Locators

  • Person Finder: Typhoon Yolanda 
  • People Locator 
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  • The American Red Cross is also helping to reconnect families separated by this typhoon and has activated its family tracing services. If people are looking for a missing family member in the Philippines, please remember that many phone lines are down. If people are unable to reach loved ones, contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to initiate a family tracing care. Local chapter finder: http://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter