RESOURCES

The Red Trunk Library

Website Link: http://www.emro.who.int/information-resources/health-knowledge-initiatives-rtl/red-trunk-library.html


The Red Trunk Library



The Red Trunk Library is a library kit containing a wide selection of technical books on topics related to public health and disaster management. The library was developed to be used in emergencies. It is intended to reach out to remote areas, providing health staff at all levels with tools to prepare for, and deal with, issues related to public health and emergencies. This mini library is ideal for health staff in remote areas but is also valuable for all health professionals working in emergencies. It provides the basic tools and guidance needed to plan, prepare and respond to complex emergency situations or natural disasters.
Technical repository
The Red Trunk Library serves as a technical repository of essential public health and emergency management-related publications to be used either as a quick reference or for capacity-building in isolated areas. It contains over 100 publications on major health topics related to emergency management, practical manuals, guidelines, training manuals and WHO publications. It also comprises other publications from the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières, United Nations agencies and various other organizations.
Coverage subjects

  • AIDS and HIV 
  • Blood transfusion, laboratory techniques and procedures and pharmacology 
  • Communicable diseases and immunization 
  • Disasters and emergencies 
  • Environmental health and water supply 
  • Gender identity and human rights 
  • Maternal and child health services, nutritional requirements and food services 
  • Mental health and psychiatry 
  • Public health