Tag Archives: Kenya

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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Fistula Repair: a new training film for fistula nurses

Nursing care after surgery for fistula repair is vitally important. This film produced by Medical Aid Films in collaboration with the Fistula Foundation was filmed at the Gynocare Fistula Centre, in Eldoret, Kenya is available for download on the Medical … Continue reading

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Open Access – what Eifl is doing in Africa

Eifl works in a number of African countries and others around the world. Working with libraries they provide resources and training to familiarise people with the open access resources which are available through the internet. These are some of the projects … Continue reading

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Using tablets in libraries

Tablets have been used in a pilot programme by Book Aid International for reading in the Children’s Corners in a number of Kenyan libraries. Tablets encourage use of the library’s resources; and the children soon develop digital skills that will … 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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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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Librarian Heroes in the digital age

Embedding Research4Life across 10 campuses establishes the library as the digital backbone for research. Becoming a master trainer to fuel evidence-based agricultural research and innovation in Uganda. Equipping the Maldives’ new research centre to educate the young democracy’s future scientists … Continue reading

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Articles on Health Science Librarianship

I see from HIFA 2015 that articles on health science librarianship are being sought for a series called Trends in Health Science Librarianship. The editor who is Jeanette Murphy, Senior Research Fellow in Health Informatics at University College London, UK, … Continue reading

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E-reading Pilot in Eight Kenyan Libraries

Worldreader will receive a Gates Foundation grant to launch an e-reading pilot in eight Kenyan libraries. The pilot will provide eight libraries in Kenya with 250 e-readers fully equipped with protective cases providing their library patrons with instantaneous access to … Continue reading

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