Monthly Archives: May 2016

Library consortium formed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Bibliothèques Académiques du Congo (COBAC) was launched in 2015 after two years of  consultation with EIFL. This gives them access to a wide range of hight-quality, commercial electronic resources – such as databases, e-books and e-journals – which are … Continue reading

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New Website for the Health Community in Sierra Leone

With a grant from the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) the UK – Sierra Leone Health Partners Network  (UKSLHPN) will be working in consultation with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation to provide a website for promoting … Continue reading

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Predatory journals – all they want is your money

We have highlighted this problem before – but the situation especially in developing countries appears to be getting worse – not better. Researchers keen to publish their research are offered a wonderful service to publish in an open access journal, … Continue reading

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Open data – and librarians

Access to “open data” has proved beneficial in a number of areas including scientific and health research to derive greater value from apps produced by others rather than paying for the development of new services in-house. It is not suggested … Continue reading

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Information Needs of Public Health Workers

This article reports on a survey and other research in the UK, but may have some value in assessing the health needs of public health workers in other countries. The authors point out that public health workers have very many … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS Care – Collaborative Project between Ethiopia and Italy

“The objective of the CASA – Ethiopia project is to contribute to improve the quality of care of patients with HIV- infection in Tigray. The achievement of this objective needs a holistic approach including research, training, and the involvement of patients … Continue reading

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