Monthly Archives: July 2011

Link between Ndola, Zambia and Guys and St Thomas Hospital, UK

This summer a programme of visits is planned to support the International Citizens Programme in Ndola. The project areas at Ndola Central Hospital are: Biomedical engineering, Patient safety, Women’s health, and IT infrastructure. The project areas at the Arthur Davison … Continue reading

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Funding opportunity – Health Partnership Scheme

This scheme funded by DfID is managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust in cooperation with HLSP. Paired institutional partnerships – encouraging reach into underserved and rural areas. Call for applications open 1st August – closing date for applications … Continue reading

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Opening up Open Access

An article by A. Hodgson (University of Nottingham) on the benefits of making research open access is included in a recent ‘Overview’, the newsletter produced by Vitae (representing the interests of UK researchers and research students). (p5) http://www.vitae.ac.uk/CMS/files/upload/Overview_Winter%202010_11web.pdf   Jean … Continue reading

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Problem solving health information outreach to rural areas in Uganda

Professor Maria Musoke spoke to a meeting of Phi Officers and representatives from Elsevier about the current Elsevier project for information outreach to community members and health workers in different districts of Uganda. A team including doctors and librarians have … Continue reading

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Dis/connects: African Studies in the Digital Age

SCOLMA: The UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa – Conference in Oxford,UK – 25–26 June 2012 – Call for papers. One page abstracts warmly welcomed on the following themes (across all subjects) but are not limited to them. Papers in French … Continue reading

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Finding, organizing and using medical information

This all-Africa manual is now in printed form and the online format will be available on the web shortly (free of charge to all) and updated regularly. As Julia Royall at NLM says, “This is a tremendous achievement of the … Continue reading

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Glorias Asiimwe, Libraries Officer at the African Prisons Project

Glorias will be talking about her experiences of working within Ugandan prisons; and how professional development opportunities in the UK and 77th IFLA Conference in Puerto Rico have helped her develop the skills, and contacts necessary to build a successful … Continue reading

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Don’t leave the planning to someone else!

Almost all organizations have digital resources that are of importance to them. The problem is that digital storage media are not long lived; and the data can suffer from alteration or corruption (even deleted) without such problems being noticed. William … Continue reading

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Librarians save lives in Kenya

Librarians save lives ! The latest example is Book Aid International’s (BAI ) three year project with public libraries in Kenya. It focuses on preventing deaths during pregnancy, birth or unsafe abortions. According to the World Health Organisation every day … Continue reading

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