Monthly Archives: November 2015

Preloaded tablets for libraries – health content?

Book Aid international has successfully introduced e-readers into children’s corners in Uganda in partnership with the National Library of Uganda and World Reader. Ten libraries in Uganda now have 20 e-readers each preloaded material to support reading and education. Such … Continue reading

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Critical care handbook for global surgery

An open access, online handbook for use in settings where resources are scarce has been compiled by the editors Jacob S. Dreyer and David R. Ball, assisted by Abebe Bekele & Andrew Howard. It aims to supply essential support for the … Continue reading

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Free online courses from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Several free online courses have been developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine working with other organisations where appropriate. The following courses are available: Ebola in contex: understanding, transmission, response and control  – this is ongoing -a … Continue reading

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Phi’s latest activities

Phi has just said goodbye to three Nigerians on Commonwealth Professional Scholarships. Specially tailored programmes for learning and experience in the UK had been planned for each of them according to their interests. The Scholars included a senior university librarian, … Continue reading

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Systematic reviews & the librarian

A librarian’s role can vary from that of search expert to project manager. Planning stage: The question needs to be specific and fit a standard framework e.g. Population , Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO); and be both unique and feasible. … Continue reading

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Fistula Repair: a new training film for fistula nurses

Nursing care after surgery for fistula repair is vitally important. This film produced by Medical Aid Films in collaboration with the Fistula Foundation was filmed at the Gynocare Fistula Centre, in Eldoret, Kenya is available for download on the Medical … Continue reading

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