Tag Archives: public access to health information

Open Access and the African Journal Partnership Project

Neil Pakenham -Walsh of HIFA has written : ” For some time now I have been applauding on HIFA the fact that so many medical journals published in Africa are now available open access. This really is a remarkable shift … Continue reading

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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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“From action to impact: health information professionals connecting communities”

This is a call from the Biosciences & Health section of IFLA for their World Library and information  Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA from 13-19 August, 2016. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 26th February 2016 (250-300 words) … 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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New Journal : BMJ Global Health

The British Medical Journal have announced their new journal : BMJ Global Health. The journal’s aims are to achieve a world in which every person and country has access to the information about health, health care and social determinants of … 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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Healthcare Online Resources 2015

Healthcare Online Resources 2015 is a comprehensive listing of healthcare resources currently available on the internet. These include healthcare indexes, subject guides and search engines that supply the latest technology and information about healthcare and how it relates to you. … Continue reading

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