Category Archives: Information resources

Open Access and the African Journal Partnership Project

Neil Pakenham -Walsh of HIFA has written : ” For some time now I have been applauding on HIFA the fact that so many medical journals published in Africa are now available open access. This really is a remarkable shift … Continue reading

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Open Repository

As of 28th July 2016 Open Repository has been acquired from BioMed Central / Springer-Nature by Atmire NV, a leading open access repository specialist headquartered in Belgium and the USA. Nigel Palmer                 … Continue reading

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Undertaking an Information Needs Assessment- a Guide

This guide was produced by the UK Health Forum, Research and Information Services Team with support from Public Health England. Public Health practitioners require data on the information channels used by the population, which can be difficult to find. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Guide to Training Resources

This guide to training resources in health care, social work, medicine  and related fields on the internet ( free or low cost ) is produced annually by the American International Health Alliance and compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, Library and Information … Continue reading

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BMA Information Fund 2016: Now Accepting Applications

The BMA ( British Medical Association ) Information Fund 2016 is now open for applications until 5pm on Thursday 8 September 2016 ( UK time ) or until the cap of 100 applications has been reached. The Information Fund provides … Continue reading

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Diversity in Practice-Congress 12-16 June, 2017

The International Congress of Medical Librarianship and the European Association for Health Information and Libraries Workshop will be held in Dublin next year. The call for papers is now open: Diversity in Practice: integrating, inspiring and innovative. Sub themes are … Continue reading

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INFORMED AND HEALTHY – Theoretical and applied perspectives on the value of information to health care

The University of Makerere’s  Professor Maria Musoke has recently launched her new book Informed and Healthy – Theoretical and applied perspectives on the value of information to health care which is now available from the Elsevier Store, other retailers and in eBook Format – on 70 … Continue reading

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Zika Communication Network

K4Health, along with USAID and the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), is pleased to announce the Zika Communication Network (ZCN) – to support communities currently affected—and those that will soon be affected—by Zika. ZCN connects responders with state-of-the-art knowledge and tools … Continue reading

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Videos available: Diabetes in Pregnancy: Stories from Saint Lucia

Thanks to Ms Abi Alayo, Librarian at Barts Health NHS Trust for alerting us to this. Diabetes is considered to be the biggest global health crisis faced today.  Around 422 million adults live with the condition, resulting in 1.5 million deaths … Continue reading

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Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Library

The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Library is a digital library containing resources for BMETs working in the developing world. It hosts an open-source collection with information about repair and preventative maintenance of medical devices, healthcare technology management, Biomedical Equipment Technician’s Assistant … Continue reading

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