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 gave a presentation on “Community Health Information for Poverty Alleviation in Sierra Leone” – the results of a three year grant to the Cardiff /Sierra Leone Partnership (one of PHI’s partnerships) to train health promoters to work within their own communities on basic food, water, sexual and general hygiene to prevent the spread of infection and ill health.

There is more information about the Congress on the Association for Health Information and Libraries (AHILA) website and we understand that all the papers will be published shortly.



About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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