Author Archives: jgreigshaw

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.

Partnerships in Health Information

The Phi Board has unanimously decided that, effective from 30th September, 2016 Phi would cease to be an independent charity and become a programme of the Centre for Global Health at the University of Winchester. We are delighted that this … Continue reading

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A Librarian’s role in data management

Research funders are increasingly requiring that the data used in research articles are made available so that they can be shared and reused.  There may also  be a requirement to have a Data Management Plan outlining how the data will … Continue reading

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HEAT in Ethiopia: training for frontline health workers

This training programme has both theoretical and practical parts. Written by African Health experts in collaboration with personnel from U.K’s Open University, it addresses priority areas such as: postnatal care, newborn and childhood illnesses. The OU International Development Office has … Continue reading

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Keeping patients informed about their health options

This article gives an overview of tools and strategies to disseminate recommendations to patients. Key factors of success were a dissemination plan written at the start of the recommendation development process, involvement of patients in this development process and the … Continue reading

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Wiki for tropical medicine & Tablet based training for CHWs in Ghana

From the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp – Grand Ambitions in Annual Report for 2015: Development of a “Wikitropica” to extend and share its knowledge on tropical diseases with the world-wide scientific community. From Medical Aid Films – A new … Continue reading

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Deadline for 2017 MLA/HINARI/Research4Life grants

An Autumn 2016 deadline will be announced shortly for the 2017 grant.  Definitely time to start thinking about it now.

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A new MLA /HINARI/ Research4Life Grant for training activities

In December, the Medical Library Association (MLA) announced the expansion of the Librarians without Borders® (LWB) E-Library Training Initiative. This includes the new MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant (http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=949 ) that focuses on training activities for the Research4Life (R4L) programs (www.research4life.org ). … Continue reading

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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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