Tag Archives: Ethiopia

HEAT in Ethiopia: training for frontline health workers

This training programme has both theoretical and practical parts. Written by African Health experts in collaboration with personnel from U.K’s Open University, it addresses priority areas such as: postnatal care, newborn and childhood illnesses. The OU International Development Office has … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS Care – Collaborative Project between Ethiopia and Italy

“The objective of the CASA – Ethiopia project is to contribute to improve the quality of care of patients with HIV- infection in Tigray. The achievement of this objective needs a holistic approach including research, training, and the involvement of patients … Continue reading

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Simple health downloads for tablets and smart phones

These suggestions have come to Phi via Laura Wright via HIFA with our grateful thanks. Scientific Animations Without Borders – Health video library. These can be downloaded on to tablets and cover such public health issues such as the prevention … Continue reading

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Seeking Medical Librarians from East and West Africa

Jeannette Murphy, Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at University College London, UK, is still seeking help in locating medical librarians to contribute to a feature column ( International Perspectives and Initiatives…which she edits for Health Information and Libraries Journal … Continue reading

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Still Seeking Medical Librarians from East Africa

Jeanette Murphy, Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at University College London, is still trying to find librarians who would be willing to contribute to a feature column  ( International Perspectives and Initiatives ) which she edits for Health Information … Continue reading

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African Health Library Projects

The following are African library projects that have recently been awarded grants from the Elsevier Foundation fund. Ethiopia – Consortium of Ethiopian Academic and Research Libraries The aim of this project is to build an Ethiopian national digital repository to improve research … Continue reading

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Phi makes a difference ( and so does HINARI )

In a new book : Making a difference- stories from the field : how access to scientific literature is improving the livelihoods of communities around the world, ed. Richard Gedye and Charlotte Masiello- Riome, Mulugeta Bayisa who practises and teaches … Continue reading

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Innovations in libraries to be funded by the Elsevier Foundation

There are two projects out of five set to go in Africa. Further details are available from their website. Collaboration for evidence based healthcare The Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands (the central partner in the Collaboration for Evidence Based … Continue reading

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Health information provision by public libraries – a study

Public libraries in Africa are recognized as health information providers by significant numbers of people, according to a groundbreaking six-country study commissioned by EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries). However, the study also found that the potential of libraries to play … Continue reading

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“Learning by ear” from Deutsche Welle and IICD

Deutsche Welle has developed a “Learning by Ear” programme to make educational materials for the public more widely available in Africa by radio, internet and CD. These include health and social issues amongst other topics; and programmes are available in … Continue reading

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