Monthly Archives: August 2014

5 Ways Wikipedia’s Health Information is Improving

James Hellman explains why Wikipedia’s health-related content is being improved. ” With Wikipedia’s health care pages receiving nearly 5 billion views in 2013 it is one of the most used global sources of health care information. However, its content is … Continue reading

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New Research4Life Training Material Portal

The new Research4Life training portal has been launched ( see website ). The goal of this resource is to centrally locate the inter-discipline training material and other training related information from all four Research4Life programmes-HINARI, AGORA, OARE and ARDI. The … Continue reading

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Scientific Research in Africa is Gathering Momentum

Thanks to hifa2015 for spotting this article in The Economist. Here are two extracts. In health care, more clinical trials are taking place in Africa than before. The vast majority of local laboratories still fail to meet the World Health … Continue reading

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Epidémie d’Ebola

La National Library of Medicine (Etats-Unis) a annoncé une initiative d’accès d’urgence pour accorder le libre accès à des articles en texte intégral pour 650 journaux, plus de 400 textes de référence et des bases de données pour les professionnels … Continue reading

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Ebola Outbreak

The National Library of Medicine (USA) has announced an Emergency Access Initiative to grant free access to full-text articles from 650 journals, over 400 reference texts, and databases for health professionals fighting the Ebola outbreak. Numerous publishers have supported and … Continue reading

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THET Resource Library

THET ( Tropical Health and Education Trust ) has a very useful resource library on its website. It houses both practical and academic information for health partnerships and those working in human resources for health. This is a user-driven site … Continue reading

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The Librarian’s Choice: Top 20

The Library and Information Association of South Africa ( LIASA ) has developed the theme ” Celebrating libraries in 20 years of democracy ” for its activities in 2014, which includes The Librarians Choice: Top 20 South African books 1994-2014. … Continue reading

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The Role of Librarians in Evidence Based Medicine ( EBM )

There’s a fascinating discussion starting up on hifa2015 ( Health Information For All by 2015 ) on whether medical librarians and information providers are ” put in an awkward position ” by Evidence Based Medicine ” ( systematic reviews, etc. … Continue reading

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BMA Information Fund 2014

The BMA ( British Medical Association ) Information Fund is run by the BMA International Department in association with the charity Teaching Aids at Low Cost ( TALC ). The Fund provides health information and educational materials to health- focused … Continue reading

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New Prize for AHILA Members

Partnerships in Health Information ( Phi ) and Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa ( AHILA ) are pleased to announce a new prize to be awarded at AHILA 2014. The award is being generously sponsored by CABI, … Continue reading

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