Monthly Archives: February 2015

A day in the life of an African librarian – video

Nasra Gathoni, former President of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) is featured on this video on Youtube and in the Research4Life Newsflash. She is one of the “Unsung Heroes” in African librarianship and works at … Continue reading

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EVIPNet – a new resource for francophone health professionals

HIFA-EVIPNet est un forum international de discussion en ligne de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) sur la prise de décision reposant sur des bases factuelles et une plateforme de gestion et partage des connaissances encore appelée plus communément Communauté … Continue reading

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Predatory Journals: librarians please alert your researchers to this scam

These are fake or scam journals that target researchers (especially those in LMI Countries) with an offer to publish their research in an open access journal in exchange for payment. Often the editor boasts of an impact factor (2.35 in … Continue reading

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L’Observatoire Africain de la Santé : une source d’information sur la santé détaillée

Le Bureau régional de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé pour l’Afrique, installé à Brazzaville, République du Congo, a créé son site de l’Observatoire Africain de la Santé au http://www.aho.afro.who.int/ En plus de fournir un accès gratuit aux statistiques clés (dans … Continue reading

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The African Health Observatory: a comprehensive health information resource

The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), based in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, has created its African Health Observatory website at http://www.aho.afro.who.int/ . Apart from providing free access to key statistics (live in an online database, and through … Continue reading

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Recent activities  of Kenya Health Librarians

Ken-AHILA the Kenya Chapter of the Association for Health Information and libraries has a rich history. This is what it has achieved from 2012-2014. Public Health – Information Access (begun in 2009) Oloishobor Health Dispensary is a a Government Dispensary in a … Continue reading

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