Getting Involved in International Development Activities

Another paper in Health Information & Libraries Journal 32(1) March 2015 is by Phi’s very own Shane Godbolt and Jackie Cheeseborough ( with Maria Grant ) – Getting involved in international development activities: UK initiatives and hidden benefits.

Jackie Cheeseborough and Shane Godbolt describe the role that UK health information professionals have in global health and in supporting colleagues from developing countries to continue to develop as a profession. They give an overview of a range of organisations working to improve access to health information in developing countries and in particular sub Saharan Africa, including Book Aid International, HIFA 2015, INASP, ITOCA, Phi, TALC, THET and Research4Life. Even in a recession many UK health librarians are choosing to get involved in international development activities in low resource countries by volunteering, and discovering hidden benefits for their own organisations, and their own continuing professional development.

Nigel Palmer                                  Phi

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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