Tag Archives: developing countries

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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OPT-IN : Overseas Partnering and Training Initiative

This charity was founded in 2000 and works from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver training with partner hospitals in low income countries which will ” result  in the sustained development in the health care services within these … 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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Getting Involved in International Development Activities

Another paper in Health Information & Libraries Journal 32(1) March 2015 is by Phi’s very own Shane Godbolt and Jackie Cheeseborough ( with Maria Grant ) – Getting involved in international development activities: UK initiatives and hidden benefits. Jackie Cheeseborough … 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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Libraries on chips! – for tablets and mobile phones

WiderNet (creators of eGranary on hard drives) are seeking crowd-funding to produce new information resources on chips that can be placed in mobile devices –  dubbed the Pocket eGranary Library. The focus will be on topics such as: language, literacy, … Continue reading

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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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Predatory Journals: librarians please alert your researchers to this scam

These are fake or scam journals that target researchers (especially those in LMI Countries) with an offer to publish their research in an open access journal in exchange for payment. Often the editor boasts of an impact factor (2.35 in … Continue reading

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Engaging in Global Health

An NHS ( National Health Service ) report jointly by the UK Department of Health and the Department for International Development ( DFID ) has just been published ( Sept 2014 ). Engaging in Global Health : the Framework for … Continue reading

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Libraries in the Developing World to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration

Libraries in the Developing World to benefit from JournalTOCs / INASP collaboration.

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