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IPHC-E Resource Center classification system

The IPHC-E Resource Center has identified subject categories for main subjects in primary health care and related materials. The subjects cataloged by the Resource Center are listed below under ‘Main subject areas’. For detailed topics under each subject category, see ‘Subsidiary subject areas’.

Main Subject Areas

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

  • Adolescent health
  • Child health
  • Communicable diseases
  • Community health care
  • Disability and rehabilitation
  • Disaster management and emergency services
  • Diseases/disease control
  • Elder health
  • Environmental health
  • Health communication/information
  • Health information technology and information management
  • Health planning and management
  • Health promotion and education
  • Health services
  • Health workforce and training
  • Injuries
  • Medical services
  • Men’s health
  • Mental health & psycho-social services
  • Mother, newborn and child health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Primary health care
  • Refugee and immigrant health
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Rural health
  • Traditional health care and alternative therapies
  • Urban health
  • Women’s health

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Energy
  • Food production and agriculture
  • Gender and development
  • Water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH)

GENERAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Global health
  • Health statistics
  • International development – MDGs/SDGs
  • Public health
  • Universal health coverage

Subsidiary Subject Areas

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

  • Primary health care – General
  • Primary health care – Ethiopia
  • Primary health care – Africa
  • Primary health care – Global perspective

COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE

  • Community health care – General
  • Health extension program – Ethiopia
  • Community health care/health workers – Africa
  • Community health care/community health workers – Global perspective

DISEASES/DISEASE CONTROL

  • Disease and disease control – general
  • Diagnosis and management
  • Immunization – vaccine safety
  • Infections control

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

  • Communicable diseases – general (infectious diseases; disease outbreaks; emerging communicable diseases.)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis
  • Water-borne diseases
  • Diarrheal diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Parasitic diseases
  • Malaria
  • Polio
  • etc

NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCDs)

  • Non-communicable diseases – General
  • Cancer (breast cancer; cervical; colorectal; prostate; skin; lung; oropharyngeal cancer)
  • Cardiovascular diseases – heart disease; hypertension; stroke
  • Congenital conditions
  • Diabetes – Endocrinology
  • Rheumatism/arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Renal & urinary tract diseases
  • Oral health/dentistry
  • Vision & hearing
  • Podiatric health
  • etc

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHO-SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Mental health & psycho-social services – general
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Substance abuse (alcohol, etc)
  • Tobacco use and control
  • Trauma recovery

INJURIES

  • For more resources on injuries, see Limb loss or impairment
  • Injuries – general
  • Road accidents/injuries
  • Physical rehabilitation

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES (NTDs)

  • NTDs – general
  • Eye health (Trachoma; Onchocerciasis /river blindness), for more resources on eye health, see Visual impairment and blindness
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Soil-transmitted helminths/schistosomiasis
  • Pondoconiosis
  • Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease)
  • Leishmaniases
  • Leprosy
  • Rabies
  • etc

NUTRITION

  • Nutrition – general
  • Child nutrition/malnutrition – for more resources on child health, see Child healthMother, newborn and child health
  • Adolescent nutrition/malnutrition
  • Adult nutrition/malnutrition
    •  Obesity; eating disorders; over/underweight

WOMEN’S HEALTH

  • For more information, see Gender-based violence in health facilities
  • Women’s health – general
  • Maternal health – For more information, see; Reproductive and sexual health
  • Maternal health – general
  • Maternal morbidity/mortality reduction
  • Breastfeeding – for more resource, see Child nutrition/malnutrition; Child health
  • Maternal nutrition – for more resource, see Mental health and psychosocial services

CHILD HEALTH

  • Child health – general –  For more resource, see Child nutrition; Diarrheal diseases; Immunization
  • Neonatal morbidity/ mortality – For more resource, see Maternal health
  • Health promotion in schools

MOTHER, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH

  • Mother, newborn and child health – general
    • For more resources, see Child health; Maternal health; Reproductive and sexual health

MEN’S HEALTH

  • Men’s health – general
    • For more resource, see Mental health and psychosocial services

ADOLESCENT HEALTH

  • Adolescents’ health – general
    • For more resource, see Reproductive and sexual health

ELDER HEALTH

  • Elder health – general
  • Ageing

REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT HEALTH

  • Refuge & immigrant health – general

DISASTER MANAGEMENT & EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Disaster management & emergency services – general
  • Emergency health services
  • Disaster & emergency preparedness.
  • Natural disasters

REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH

  • Reproductive health and sexual health – general
  • Reproductive health/family planning
    • For more resource, see HIV/AIDS; Sexually transmitted infections

TRADITIONAL HEALTH CARE AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

  • Traditional health care & alternative therapies – general
  • Incorporating traditional healers into the formal health system
  • Traditional and herbal medicines

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION

  • Disability and rehabilitation – general
  • Social services and provisions for disabilities
  • Visual impairment and blindness
    • For more resource, see Eye health
  • Limb loss or impairment
    • For more resource, see Injuries
  • Prosthetic limbs
  • Intellectual disabilities/ brain impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Epilepsy

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • For more resource, see Health services
  • Medical services – general
  • Medical equipment and health facilities
    • For more resource, see Health information technology and information management
  • Health infrastructure (hospitals, health centers and health posts)
    • For more resource, see Health personnel and training
  • Pharmaceutical and medical supplies
  • Emergency medical services (information on ambulance, call systems etc)

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • Health information technology & management- general
  • Electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Health information system (HMIS)
  • Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS)
  • Integrated Pharmaceuticals logistics System (IPLS)
    • For more resource, see Pharmaceutical and medical supplies

HEALTH PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

  • For more resources, see General information (Ethiopia health strategies and policies; Health sector implementation guidelines & procedures in the Repository)
  • Health planning and management – general
  • Leadership, management and governance
  • Health care financing/resource mobilization
    • Development partners in the health sector
    • For more resources, see Health Organizations webpage
  • Community-based health insurance
  • Supply chain and logistics management (eg. PFSA)
    • For more resources, see Pharmaceutical and medical supplies
  • Integrated community case management (ICCM)
  • Systematic reviews and evidence-based practices
  • Health systems & policy
  • Health economics

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  • For more resources, see WASH; Energy
  • Environmental health – general
    • (Toxicology; ecology; environmental epidemiology…)
    • Climate change/climate-related hazards
  • Environmental pollution (hazardous chemicals; air pollution, water pollution; soil pollution; land pollution; industrial pollution; wastewater management; noise pollution; buildings & health; indoor pollution; food protection; safe drinking water)
    • Natural disasters
    • For more resources, see Injuries; Trauma recovery.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Occupational health & safety – general
    • For more resources, see Injuries
  • Industrial hygiene

HEALTH WORKFORCE AND TRAINING

  • Health workforce – general
  • Pre-service education
  • Health extension workers training programs
  • In-service training and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Mental health and job satisfaction for health care workers
    • For more resources, see Mental health and psychosocial services

HEALTH COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION

  • Health communication/information – general
    • For more resources, see Health information technology
  • Telemedicine/Tele education
  • Social behavior change communication (SBCC)
  • Health behavior change

HEALTH PROMOTION & EDUCATION

  • Health promotion & education – general
  • Health promotion/education in a community setting; school setting; worksite setting
  • Health advocacy

HEALTH SERVICES

  • For more resources, see Medical services
  • Health services – general
  • Public health emergency
    • For more resources, see Disease/disease control; Ethiopian Public Health Institute
  • Health care in humanitarian emergencies
  • Quality health services
  • Health monitoring and evaluation
  • Health equity
    • For more resources, see Gender equity/women’s empowerment
  • Regulation of health care (services, personnel, facilities, product safety)

URBAN HEALTH

  • Urban health – general
  • Clean Cities
  • Urban planning/built environment and public health
    • For more resources, see Environmental health

RURAL HEALTH

  • Rural health – general

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

ENERGY

  • For more resources, see Environmental health
  • 402.1 Energy – general
  • 402.2 Household energy (clean)

WATER, HYGIENE AND SANITATION (WASH)

  • 402.1 WASH – general
  • 402.2 Integrated Urban Sanitation and Hygiene (IUSH)
  • 402.3 Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
  • 402.4 WASH infrastructure (latrines, wells, etc)

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

  • For more resource, see Health equity
  • 406.1 Gender and development – general
  • 406.2 Gender equity/women’s empowerment
  • 406.3  Gender based violence in health facilities

FOOD PRODUCTION AND AGRICULTURE

  • Food production and agriculture – general
  • Food security
    • For more resource, see Nutrition
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