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 projects are being tried out in different libraries (academic and public) and for different age groups. So it would seem to be an excellent way of introducing health topics for different age or social groups either through fiction, pamphlets and even short films on different health topics.

BUT where is the suitable content to be found or does it have to be developed?  Can you recommend any open access health-related material that might be made available for children (various ages) or adolescents through a public library system (preferably pictorial especially for younger children).

Help needed!

Jean Shaw, Phi

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About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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One Response to Preloaded tablets for libraries – health content?

  1. Hi Jean, this would be a great question to put to hifa2015@dgroups.org
    best wishes, Neil

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