Monthly Archives: March 2011

Downloading times in developing countries: survey needing your help

Forwarded from Anne Powell. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested and reply to her: INASP is looking for volunteers in developing countries to assist them in collecting data about the relative download speeds of several … Continue reading

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Animated cartoons: using mobile phones for health [and farming] messages

Scientific Animations Without Borders, University of Illinois, USA has already produced one such example on the prevention of cholera and others on topics for rural farmers. The narrations could be translated into local languages and thus could reach low-literacy communities. … Continue reading

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Monitoring and evaluation -some techniques

I had a brief look at this document which is in English and can be downloaded from here. It is a useful source of advice on the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation. Different methodologies which could well be … Continue reading

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President of AHILA invited to HIFA 2015 conference in London

Nasra Gathoni, the President of the Association for Health and Libraries in Africa has agreed to attend the first annual HIFA 2015 conference as a guest speaker with support from Partnerships in Health Information ( one of HIFA 2015’s supporting … Continue reading

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Mozambique: Workshop on Public Access to Health Information

By all accounts this was very successful and stimulating workshop which was reported on national TV, Radio and in newspapers in Mozambique. A quote from one of the organizers Aissa Issak: “The group of participants is very mixed (doctors, librarians, … Continue reading

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Ethiopia – HINARI Workshop at work!

MSc students from all over Ethiopia at the HINARI workshop in the autumn of 2010. Photo. T. Petrinic

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Ethiopia-Librarians and the value of HINARI training

” I realised how much librarian tutors could offer at the health care front line in resource poor settings ….” This was the reaction of Tatjana Petrinic ( University of Oxford, UK )during her participation in the five day module … Continue reading

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Building Strong Library Associations

BSLA country projects are single country projects lasting up to two years, aimed at strengthening national library associations. One country will be selected from each of IFLA’s three regional sections in 2011. Applications should be submitted to IFLA by 1 … Continue reading

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Mozambique – Public Access to Health Information

A two day workshop on Public Access to Health Information will be held in Mozambique from 13th – 15th March, 2011. This is a joint venture between IFLA-FAIFE (International Federation of Library Associations – Free Access to Information and Freedom … Continue reading

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Zambia – Using a Blackberry phone for quick diagnosis

I had a rare privilege to meet a senior consultant at the University Teaching Hospital Internet café to view his correspondence with his junior doctor from Nangoma  a rural Hospital 250 km. from Lusaka I viewed two cases: a snake bite … Continue reading

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