Monthly Archives: February 2011

Health Information and Outreach: local, national and international

Shane Godbolt (Director of Phi), Maria Cotera (African Prisons Project) and Jean Newman  (Kenya – Health Information Partnership) will give a presentation to members of the Scottish Health Information Network (SHINE) on the work which they are doing collaboratively with … Continue reading

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Report on Open Access Week 2010

INASP Newsletter no. 43 Winter 2010 is full of short interesting articles; those that caught my eye were: The importance of registering your institutional repository in the Directory of Open Access  Repositories – DOAJ. So that we can all find … Continue reading

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Oladipo O. Ogundipe

It was with great shock and sadness we learnt of “Olu’s” untimely death in November 2010.  “Olu”(as he was known to us at Partnerships in Health Information) had been University Librarian at the University of Benin, Nigeria and worked in … Continue reading

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for their new grant program Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. Letters of inquiry should be submitted no later than 31st. March, 2011. Some of your medical research colleagues might be interested … Continue reading

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EVENTS – Occasional round up – all in Kenya this time

E-Resources Training. 2 March – 4 March 2011. at University of Nairobi. For new institutional members of KLISC. (I am guessing that this is the Kenya Library and Information Sciences Consortium or something of the kind. J.) Further information may … Continue reading

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Phi is pleased to welcome a new team

As some of you may know Emma Stanley resigned as Phi Programmes Officer at the end of 2010. The team now includes: – Deborah Schofield, who has joined Phi as a Senior Administrative  Assistant on a part time basis and … Continue reading

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Engaging in global health: controversies and solutions

Monday 14th March,  2011. 9.30 a.m. – 5.45 p.m. at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. This one day conference organized by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Tropical Health and Education Trust will provide an overview of … Continue reading

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Uganda – The African Prisons Project (APP)

“APP also supports health, legal and reintegration projects. It sees libraries at the heart of its activities …” This is from a published report by Susan Mahony who works on collection development for APP and visited Uganda last year. She … Continue reading

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Kenya – Development of Institutional Repositories

Lots of interesting presentations at “Open Access Africa 2010”. The most exciting one for me was by Rosemary Otando, e-resources Librarian, University of Nairobi, she shows how far academic libraries in Kenya have gone in developing institutional repositories for many … Continue reading

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Charity travel rates available to Links

Diversity Travel are offering charity fares and services to Links registered with THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust). They have set up a THET Link Travellers Account for Link volunteers. Further information is available from THET Jean Shaw, Partnerships in … Continue reading

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