Globalization and Health

The GIDEON is a Global Infectious disease knowledge management tool that maintains up-to-date information on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment. All the information available through GIDEON is from sources that are peer-reviewed and backed by scientific evidence. The information available through GIDEON is collected from various sources including ProMED. The information is accessed and collated through a system of computer macros which includes a monthly search of PubMed against a listing of all GIDEON keywords, and titles/abstracts of interest are reviewed. All available National Health Ministry publications [print and electronic] are scanned, as are standard publications of WHO and the US Center for Disease Prevention and Control (US CDC). Additionally, relevant peer-reviewed publications are continually examined for relevant articles. The GIDEON database contained 119 events over the period 2016 to 2018.