Tag Archives: Africa

Managing knowledge and communications for development in Africa

This is a call for applications for a short course provided by ITOCA and SOAS, and the University of London. This theoretical and practical course will have a strong focus on how to build successful knowledge management and communication for … Continue reading

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New Book – Neurology in Africa

The author William Howlett has practised in both Tanzania and Sierra Leone. His book is now available for download either as a whole or by chapter by chapter. There are 20 chapters in all covering the common neurological topiics, including … Continue reading

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Information and the new UN Sustainable Goals

The Cape Town Declaration 2015 Ministers and country representatives from 13 African countries met to discuss the status of libraries and implementation of access to information agenda at a meeting on 14 August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. The … Continue reading

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Africa: Sustainable Development for All

I’m indebted to HIFA2015 for the announcement by Carolyn Adams of Aberdeen University of its free, online course ” Africa: Sustainable Development for All”. Carolyn Adams’ main area of interest is organisational governance in large and small health organisations in … Continue reading

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Subvention pour le congrès de l’IFLA 2015

L’AHILA en collaboration avec l’Association des bibliothèques de Norvège (Section médecine et santé) sont heureux d’annoncer une subvention de participation pour le congrès mondial des bibliothèques et de l’information (IFLA) du 15 au 21 août 2015. Objectifs de la subvention … Continue reading

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Health Information Resources

Selected Health Information Resources for Africa produced by Phi has recently been updated and rearranged by topic. A short description of each organization/ database is given and they are arranged: – Journals and journal articles (finding free articles, open access … Continue reading

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IFLA grants for Francophone countries

Le Comité Français International Bibliothèques et Documentations offre un maximum de 10 bourses pour la conférence IFLA au Cap. Date limite de dépôt des candidatures le 24 avril The Comité Français International Bibliothèques et Documentations is offering a maximum of … Continue reading

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The Ebola Pocket Library v.1.1

The WiderNet Project and WiderNet@UNC have developed the Ebola Pocket Library as a free-to-copy digital off-line library for people responding to the Ebola crisis in Africa — especially local health care workers in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. This collection includes high-quality … Continue reading

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African Health Leaders: a new book

A new book has just been published which I have heard is ” quite marvellous”. African Health Leaders : Making Change and Claiming the Future by Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp. Oxford University Press, 2014. Comments are invited, please, … Continue reading

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Scientific Research in Africa is Gathering Momentum

Thanks to hifa2015 for spotting this article in The Economist. Here are two extracts. In health care, more clinical trials are taking place in Africa than before. The vast majority of local laboratories still fail to meet the World Health … Continue reading

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