Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rural Libraries Contribute to Teenagers’ Health in Uganda

Uganda Community Libraries Association ( UgCLA ) has shared results of its Health, Reading and Computer Training Camps pilot project, which was started with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP). UgCLA worked with five rural libraries … Continue reading

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Can You Help Field Test Hesperian Health Guides ?

Paula Worby of Hesperian Health Guides , the non profit publisher of Where There Is No Doctor, is appealing for help in field testing material for a revised edition. She is looking for community based groups in the global south … Continue reading

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Health Illiteracy Could Be the Death of Us.

This is the title of a recent article in the Guardian. ” Being health literate lies at the heart of better health. It means being able to process basic health information and use it to navigate decisions. Even more simply, … Continue reading

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New Journal : BMJ Global Health

The British Medical Journal have announced their new journal : BMJ Global Health. The journal’s aims are to achieve a world in which every person and country has access to the information about health, health care and social determinants of … Continue reading

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Free Access to Evidence Based Point of Care Summaries

An article by J.Hellman ” Open access to a high quality, impartial point of care medical summary would save lives: why does it not exist ? ” in PLoS Med highlights the lack of reliable, high quality medical information available … Continue reading

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Library and Information Education in Malawi

” A decade of formal library and information education in Malawi: the case of Mzuzu University ” is the title of a paper by Winner Chawinga presented at the recent IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town. Winner, … Continue reading

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