Tag Archives: community health information

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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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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Rural Libraries Contribute to Teenagers’ Health in Uganda

Uganda Community Libraries Association ( UgCLA ) has shared results of its Health, Reading and Computer Training Camps pilot project, which was started with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme ( EIFL-PLIP). UgCLA worked with five rural libraries … Continue reading

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Can You Help Field Test Hesperian Health Guides ?

Paula Worby of Hesperian Health Guides , the non profit publisher of Where There Is No Doctor, is appealing for help in field testing material for a revised edition. She is looking for community based groups in the global south … Continue reading

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Health Illiteracy Could Be the Death of Us.

This is the title of a recent article in the Guardian. ” Being health literate lies at the heart of better health. It means being able to process basic health information and use it to navigate decisions. Even more simply, … Continue reading

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Hesperian HealthWiki

Rachel Grinstein of Hesperian points out via HIFA2015 that a recent study on the impact of the Hesperian HealthWiki shows that when one person learns new information from the Wiki, they share it with an average of 40 people in … 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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THET Resource Library

THET ( Tropical Health and Education Trust ) has a very useful resource library on its website. It houses both practical and academic information for health partnerships and those working in human resources for health. This is a user-driven site … Continue reading

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Hesperian and Kindles

In May of 2013 Hesperian Health Guides teamed up with Worldreader, an e-reader based literacy-building program, to deliver ” Where There is No Doctor ” on Kindle devices throughout sub Saharan Africa. Since its release for eBook in 2013 Worldreader … Continue reading

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