Monthly Archives: July 2012

A New Mobile Library in Uganda

Have a look at the short video clip on the Bookaid International website showing the  impact of a new mobile library on the school curriculum and education generally in one area of Uganda. Nigel Palmer           … Continue reading

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National eHealth Strategy Toolkit

Worldwide, the application of information and communication technologies to support national health care services is rapidly expanding and increasingly important. This is especially so at a time when all health systems face stringent economic challenges and greater demands to provide … Continue reading

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Global Health Workforce Alliance

Some recent developments in achieving value for money in health in Africa to read about on the Global Health Workforce Alliance website. Led by Lord Nigel Crisp, ( member of the House of Lords UK and champion of the Alliance … Continue reading

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Africa Health : Insights on Public Health

Once again John Eyers, a retired librarian who worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has surfed the world wide web to identify some leading websites for reliable resources in the field of public health. He has … Continue reading

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Aga Khan University Hospital Library, Nairobi

Congratulations to the library of Aga Khan University Hospital , Nairobi, for winning one of the $500 ( US ) grants from INASP           (the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications ) for promotional … Continue reading

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Library Service Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Mothers-to-be, new mothers and their infants will benefit from the new mobile phone e-health service to be provided by Northern Regional Library in Ghana. The library, based in the administrative capital of Northern Ghana, Tamale, is one of three new … Continue reading

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UK Study Tour for African Student

A Malawian library student is spending a month in the UK as part of a study tour organised by librarians from the Association of Landbased Libraries in Colleges and Universities ( Allcu ). Alufeyo Manda works at the Mzuzu Government … Continue reading

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E-Health Corners Contribute to Community Health

Health workers are making good use of the Kenya National Library Service’s e-health corners for research and study and to seek information about treatment of illnesses. The e-health corners – dedicated space where health workers can use the internet to … Continue reading

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INASP Open Access Week Competition 2012 is now Open

INASP Open Access competition for 2012 is now open in support of the week 22-29 October 2012. There are 10 available grants of $500 ( US )and the winners will have the opportunity to share their OA activities on the … Continue reading

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New Award for Innovative Library Health Services

EIFL ( Electronic Information for Libraries ) is inviting applications for a new award that recognises the valuable impact of public library health services. The invitation by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP ) is open to all … Continue reading

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