From the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

I had hoped to send you pictures from the 13th congress in Cape Verde,but that will have it wait until I return on 21st as the bandwidth is so slow. We have had a number of fascinating papers on research relating to access to information by rural farmers to postgraduate medical students. The first still rely on radio,but students rely on google and Wikipedia unless librarians are given the opportunity to tell them of the other important resources that are available to them e.g.HINARI. We have also had a workshop on improving access to health information to the public – based on the PAHI materials. And we are not yet half way through!
Jean Shaw, Phi


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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One Response to From the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

  1. Hi Jean – thanks for this fascinating blog post. I’ll be pulling bits and pieces from your mini-reports and sending them to the public and community libraries that EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) works with. So please keep sending – it’s always great to have information that gives the feel of what’s happening in the libraries and in communities. Your blog really highlights the vital role of librarians. And it’s good to be reminded of the effectiveness of radio in reaching rural areas too. There is incredible potential in radio-library links, in which libraries and radio stations work together to disseminate health (and other) information.

    Let us know where to find these papers, please! And travel safely.

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