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HealthEnabled – Country Dashboards

This notification came thanks to HIFA and Peter Benjamin HealthEnabled, Cape Town, South Africa. HealthEnabled has put together, through the HealthE Africa initiative (with support from K4Health), nine country dashboards on digital health. The initiative features nine Sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, … 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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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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Deadline extended for AHILA 14 Call for Abstracts

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the 14th Congress of AHILA/ AIBSA has been extended to 1 May 2014. The event will take place in 2014 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 20th -24th October, 2014. The main … Continue reading

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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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Strengthening Surgical Capacity Fund – Round 2

THET is pleased to announce a call for applications for Round 2 of the Strengthening Surgical Capacity (SSC) Fund Grants. The purpose of the SSC fund is to improve health outcomes for people living in sub-Saharan Africa by leveraging the … Continue reading

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Two new resources for free or open access books

I have added two new sources of free or open access books on Phi’s “Selected Health Information Resources for Africa” Netvibes site. The Directory of Open Access Books [DOAB] initiated by OAPEN Foundation currently holds 756 Academic peer-reviewed books from … Continue reading

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ZUKHWA Conference 7th February 2012

There will be a conference at the British Medical Association on 7th February 2012 of the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance. This will include the international launch of the by the Zambian Ministry of Health of the Zambian National Health … Continue reading

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Handicap International & Source – information support for health and disability

Handicap International has taken on the database and functions of Source which was formerly part of HealthLink Worldwide, which is sadly no longer with us. Source is an international information support centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact … Continue reading

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Who else, other than librarians, are knowledge brokers?

I think that the upshot of a discussion* on infomediaries (in agriculture and health) is that they are needed at every stage of information distribution – through research workers, practitioners to the general public. I personally believe that researchers and … Continue reading

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