Innovations in libraries to be funded by the Elsevier Foundation

There are two projects out of five set to go in Africa. Further details are available from their website.

Collaboration for evidence based healthcare

The Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands (the central partner in the Collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare in Africa) is leading a project which focuses on the key role played by information specialists in evidence based health care. The skills of searching, retrieving, evaluating and implementing the medical literature and evidence will be taught to to medical doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers in Ethiopia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

A solution in sight: eight developing country resource centers improve access to the world’s ophthalmic information.

The Seva Foundation (USA) will work with the Association of Vision Science Librarians and eight collaborating resource centres across the world to provide “training, mentoring, and tool development to significantly enhance the librarians’ ability to make relevant scientific, technical and medical information available to eye doctors and health care workers locally, regionally and globally.”

Two centres will be set up in the continent of Africa:  Al Noor Magrabi Foundation in Egypt and the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Opthalmology in Tanzania.

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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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