Tag Archives: public health

Information Needs of Public Health Workers

This article reports on a survey and other research in the UK, but may have some value in assessing the health needs of public health workers in other countries. The authors point out that public health workers have very many … Continue reading

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Research into Practice Toolkit

” To him who devotes his life to science, nothing can give more happiness than increasing the number of discoveries, but his cup of joy is full when the results of his studies find practical applications”. Louis Pasteur. Research utilisation … 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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Great offer for members of AHILA

Global Health is a unique database covering  Public Health in depth and including research from many many low / middle income countries. The publisher CABI is offering a very generous discount on the subscription price to the institutions of AHILA members … 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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Cooperation between African and Finnish Universities

The Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland has been cooperating for many years with the Ain Shams University (Egypt), the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania) and the University of Eastern … Continue reading

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Global Health Workforce Alliance

Some recent developments in achieving value for money in health in Africa to read about on the Global Health Workforce Alliance website. Led by Lord Nigel Crisp, ( member of the House of Lords UK and champion of the Alliance … Continue reading

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Bicycles, Poo and Public Health

Congratulations to Nate Sharpe for the People Powered Poo Pump, which uses someone cycling ‘in place’ for a few minutes to transfer the waste from a pit latrine into a kind of barrel which can then be bicycled away. The … Continue reading

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