Tag Archives: Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

New Sustainable Development Goals from September 2015

IFLA ( International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions ) is calling for a focus on increased access to information in the new post 2015 development framework and is working to highlight the role that information intermediaries, such as librarians, … Continue reading

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A day in the life of an African librarian – video

Nasra Gathoni, former President of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) is featured on this video on Youtube and in the Research4Life Newsflash. She is one of the “Unsung Heroes” in African librarianship and works at … Continue reading

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Recent activities  of Kenya Health Librarians

Ken-AHILA the Kenya Chapter of the Association for Health Information and libraries has a rich history. This is what it has achieved from 2012-2014. Public Health – Information Access (begun in 2009) Oloishobor Health Dispensary is a a Government Dispensary in a … Continue reading

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Effects of Librarian Provided Services in Healthcare Settings : a Systematic Review

A new systematic review has looked at the impact of health librarians on patient, healthcare provider, and researcher outcomes. The review identified 25 studies, all of which were conducted in high income countries, demonstrating once again the need for more … Continue reading

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Improving public access to health information: case studies from Africa

The President of the Association for Health Information and Libraries and the Director of Partnerships in Health Information are pictured beside their poster, showing how the two organisations have worked together to improve public access to health information, with case … Continue reading

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14th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

Just a reminder that this will take place in Dar es Salaam from 20th – 24th October 2014 and that abstracts need to be submitted online (500 words in English) by 1st March 2014. Jean Shaw, Phi

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14th Biennial Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

The 14th Congress of AHILA/ AIBSA will take place in 2014 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 20th -24th October, 2014. The main theme is on: ICTs, Access to Health Information and Knowledge: building strong knowledge societies for sustainable development in … Continue reading

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AHILA Resolutions 2012

This information is available on AHILA-Net but for those of you who do not see this, the following is taken from a brief feedback on AHILA 13 by the President, Nasra Gathoni. Mapping/documenting of information literacy training in AHILA member … Continue reading

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13th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa

The programme is up on their website and it looks as though the programme of papers, workshops and time to talk to your colleagues from other countries will be an exciting mix. The two workshops are on: Finding, Organizing, Managing and Using … Continue reading

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AHILA Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015

A message from AHILA president: “It is my great pleasure to share with you the final product of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) Strategic Plan 2010-2015 that was endorsed at the last AHILA General Assembly. … Continue reading

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