Elsevier Foundation Contributes $1 Million USD in Improving Health Information, Research in Developing Countries, Diversity in STM, and Nursing Education

A recent news release from the Elsevier Foundation:

The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of new programs to improve health information delivery, research ecosystems in developing countries, and diversity in science, technology and medicine (STM); a total annual contribution of $1 million.

Through 2018, the Elsevier Foundation will build on its experience with a new program aligned with key aspects of the newly ratified Sustainable Development Goals of the UN (SDGs): achieving gender equality, ensuring healthy lives, reducing inequality and bridging the North-South divide in scientific collaboration.

The Elsevier Foundation has collaborated with global and local partners in the non-profit community for over a decade, supporting over a hundred grants and five million dollars for researchers in developing countries, advancing women in science, and combating a global shortage in nurses.

The new Elsevier Foundation Programs in 2016-2018 include i.

Information technology can significantly advance the delivery of healthcare in developing countries, addressing problems such as the high risk of maternal death across Africa and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. “Innovations in Health Information” will directly support organizations working to improve health outcomes in developing countries – for example AMREF Health Africa – enabling them to scale up their mobile nursing education pilot into a three year program to provide m-learning or mobile nursing education Dubbed “Jibu”, a Kiswahili word meaning “answer”, the program with AMREF is designed to address barriers that nurses and midwives face in accessing information essential to learning and practice in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Other programmes include:

– Diversity and Inclusion in STM

– Research Ecosystems & Sustainability

Health information professionals in Africa have a chance to get involved.

To find out more visit Elsevier Connect.


Chipo Msengezi, ITOCA




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