Monthly Archives: September 2011

Second visit to Uganda by Partnerships in Health Information (Phi )

Further to my recent post on Phi’s visit to the Albert Cook library at Makerere University, Uganda, in November 2011, there are now more details of a planned second visit in July 2012. As part of the three year successful … Continue reading

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INASP 2011 Open Access Week competition winners announced

INASP ( International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) announces the winners of the 2011 open access competition. Ten prizes of $500 ( US ) were awarded, eight of them to institutions in Africa ! Follow links from … Continue reading

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The challenge of promoting southern knowledge

Responding to George Monbiot’s recent article in the Guardian on the exorbitant costs some academic publishers charge for access to research, Globethics.net raise an important point about how such practices accentuate a ” knowledge divide ” between the global north … Continue reading

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AHILA-13 Congress in Cape Verde 2012

The 13th congress of the Association of Health Information and Libraries in Africa ( AHILA-13 ) will be held in Cape Verde, October 15-19, 2012. The theme will be : Enhancing access to health information in Africa: research, collaboration and … Continue reading

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Partnerships in Health Information ( Phi ) visit to Uganda

In November 2011 the Albert Cook Library at Makerere University will be hosting a visit ¬†by Nick Naftalin OBE, FRCOG, Chair of Phi, Shane Godbolt, Director of Phi and Ania Nogal from the London Deanery. Nick will be facilitating training … Continue reading

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Library in a box, Kagera, Tanzania

Book box libraries provide primary schools with accessible, compact and portable libraries and are being used by Book Aid International to support schools in remote areas where books are particularly scarce. Following a successful pilot in Zanzibar in 2010, Book … Continue reading

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Hospitals in Zambia

The three main hospitals in Mufulira, Copperbelt, Zambia are : Malcolm Watson –¬†originally part of the mine complex funded after 1964 ( independence ) by Zambian Consolidated Copper Mines ) , the then state-owned copper industry. Now it was one … Continue reading

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INASP Annual Review 2010 now available

The INASP ( International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) annual review for 2010 is now available online. The review includes an overview of INASP’s work in the past year including publications and highlights. 2010 INASP Annual Review … Continue reading

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The COMAHS library, Sierra Leone

The COMAHS ( College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences ) library is presently facing several challenges in endeavouring to adequately satisfy its clientele in the face of inadequate resources. The student population has increased , adding pressure on the … Continue reading

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Problems of accessing Medline in the developing world

Even if many universities, colleges, hospitals and organizations working in the area of health development have access to the internet and different free websites to search for health information and research, only a few people can access this research on … Continue reading

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