Monthly Archives: September 2012

13th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

The programme is up on their website and it looks as though the programme of papers, workshops and time to talk to your colleagues from other countries will be an exciting mix. The two workshops are on: Finding, Organizing, Managing and Using … Continue reading

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Two public libraries win awards for innovative health services – one in Uganda

Two public libraries have won the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme award for contribution to community health. Congratulations and a prize of US$1,500 go to public libraries in Africa and Europe: Hoima Public Library in Uganda, whose ‘Improving Community Health through … Continue reading

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Open access and the invisibility of African research

This is the problem which concerns SCAP – Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme. Although worldmapper represents the African contribution to science knowledge as tiny compared to other continents and countries, SCAP reckons that it does not represent the true volume … Continue reading

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Mobile phones in outreach

Catmeurn, Programme Associate, m-Health Alliance gives an example of how mobile phones can empower the community through the provision of information, in this case to mothers through an organization MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action). The project to support mothers … Continue reading

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Mobile phone technology in libraries

Whilst many of the uses described here seem to be in a pilot stage it is perhaps worth looking at the series of guides – Pathways to Best Practice – so as to be aware of what is going on. … Continue reading

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