In a new book : Making a difference- stories from the field : how access to scientific literature is improving the livelihoods of communities around the world, ed. Richard Gedye and Charlotte Masiello- Riome, Mulugeta Bayisa who practises and teaches physiotherapy at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, tells in chapter one how he was introduced to HINARI ( Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative ) through a teaching programme organised by the Leicester- Gondar medical and university link and how it changed his life.
When Phi discovered that Leicester’s Professor Mike Silverman wanted two health information experts from the University to deliver the Evidence Based Practice module in their training programme to Ethiopian postgraduate students , it alerted him to the existence of highly trained and experienced Ethiopian HINARI trainers. In the event that only one trainer from Leicester was available Phi coordinated the submission of a successful bid to the BMA humanitarian fund. This funded another experienced UK trainer plus the Head of the Department of Information Studies at Jimma University to support the training led by Leicester’s trainer.
Nigel Palmer, Phi