Monthly Archives: December 2010

Have you ever tried conference calling with power point presentations?

I was part of an experiment using MeetMe a conference call facility provided by BT (UK provider). The telephone charges were free to participants but there were conference charges which I don’t know about. I think that Skype may provide … Continue reading

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THET’s 2010 UK Health Links Conference

Tropical Health and Education Trust’s (THET) 2010 Health Links Conference in Nottingham has been hailed as a great success. Adjectives used by delegates to describe the event include ” superb “, ” inspiring “, innovative”, “well organised” and ” good … Continue reading

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Elsevier Foundation 2010 Grants for Libraries in Developing Countries

The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2010 recipients of grants under its Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, committing over $300,000 to support the work of libraries in developing countries. The 2010 grant recipients were selected from 260 proposals worldwide … Continue reading

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Nurse Training and Maternal Health in Africa

Nurse training in Zambia and maternal health in Kambia ( Sierra Leone ) are both featured in the latest newsletter from the Tropical Health and Education Trust ( THET ). Follow links from

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Partnership Activities in Kalele, Zambia – but no library mentioned

More news from Zambia but this time featuring activities at St. Francis Hospital, Kalele in Eastern Zambia, which has a partnership with NHS Borders. The link is working in several areas: Diagnosis and management of STIs, Pharmacy, Midwifery – using … Continue reading

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African Health Libraries get together in Burkina Faso

A very successful Congress took place in Burkina Faso in October 2010. From our (PHI’s) point of view the meeting with the Ken-AHILA group was particularly useful in discussing ways in which the Kenya partnership might go forward. Nance M’Jamtu-Sie … Continue reading

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Donna goes to the Regional Referral Hospital and University in Gulu, Uganda

Donna Schofield is the Library Services Manager for the University Hospital of South Manchester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which has a Global Health Link with the Regional Hospital and University in Gulu, Northern Uganda. As part of the wider health … Continue reading

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Bicycles, Poo and Public Health

Congratulations to Nate Sharpe for the People Powered Poo Pump, which uses someone cycling ‘in place’ for a few minutes to transfer the waste from a pit latrine into a kind of barrel which can then be bicycled away. The … Continue reading

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Power point presentations (slides AND speech) via the internet

This information comes from “Phil Bradley’s weblog”. He has been using “Slideshare” so that people can look at his powerpoint presentations whenever and from wherever they want to – including African countries. Now it sounds as though it is relatively … Continue reading

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Journal Access and Availability in East and Southern Africa

Journal availability in African universities is high – but accessing them is still problematic Report from the Association of Commonwealth Universities: Jonathan Harle. Growing Knowledge: access to research in east and Southern Africa. September 2010 I’m glad that a librarian’s role … Continue reading

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