The Network of African Medical Librarians is an independent consortium with a secretariat at Kenyatta University in Kenya, comprising medical librarians from seven academic institutions in Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Network has been active in improving electronic access to research and health care information for researchers, students, health care workers and policy makers in Africa. To this end, the Network has developed a training manual titled: Finding, Organising and Using Health Information which is available in print and electronic formats.

The Vision of the Network of African Medical Librarians is to strengthen health sciences education, research and outreach for better health outcomes in Africa.

The Mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge through the training of, and outreach to African librarians, the academic community, health care professionals, health policy makers in finding, organising and using of health information.

Special Feature

August 9, 2012
Network of African Medical Librarians presentation at MEPI Symposium 2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Read script [Word document 66KB]


Voices of Change, an interactive documentation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in Africa.

MEPI supports 13 institutions in Sub-Saharan African countries and their partners to develop or expand and enhance models of medical education. These models are intended to support the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal of increasing the number of new health care workers by 140,000, strengthen medical education systems in the countries in which they exist, and build clinical and research capacity in Africa as part of a retention strategy for faculty of medical schools and clinical professors. Largely funded by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), MEPI is jointly administered by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (FIC/NIH) and the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration (GHAP/HAB/HRSA.)

Listen to principal investigators of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative present their successes and challenges and join in the discussion.

Online Courses

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will be offering a new online class called “PubMed for Librarians” beginning in January 2013. Participants can choose any or all of the five segments (one hour each) that interest them. Each session will be held using Adobe Connect and is worth one hour of MLA CE credit.

More information can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd12/brief/nd12_pm_librarians_class.html


Finding, organizing and using health information: A training manual for students, researchers and health workers in Africa

View online training module

Download PDF [3.7MB]

View video and PDF of each module:
Module One – Information sources [Video] [PDF]
Module Two – Searching Tools [Video] [PDF]
Module Three – Electronic Information Searching Techniques [Video] [PDF]
Module Four – Intellectual Property Rights[ [Video] [PDF]
Module Five – Management of Information [Video] [PDF]
Module Six – Evaluating Electronic Resources [Video] [PDF]
Module Six – (French version) [Video]
Module Seven – Scholarly Communication [Video] [PDF]
Greetings from AHILA President [Video]
Summary in Portuguese [Video]

Publications

Workshops

September 3 – 5, 2013
Network of African Medical Librarians and Deans Workshop
Kenyatta University, Nairobi

Theme: Creating Institutional Repositories for African Research

List of participants [PDF 88KB]

Program [PDF 95KB]

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February 27 – March 2, 2012
Network of African Medical Librarians and Deans Workshop
Kenyatta University, Nairobi

Workshop Summary Report – Outreach and Sustainability: Building Pan-African Capacity in Finding, Organizing and Using Health Information [PDF 283KB]

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March 2011
Network of African Medical Librarians and Deans Workshop
Kenyatta University, Nairobi

Finding, organizing and using health information: A training manual for students, researchers and health workers in Africa [PDF 3.7MB]

Presentations:

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Meetings

November 5-10, 2012, Kenyatta University Secretariat
Theme: Building an outreach strategy for Finding, Organizing, and Using Health Information and building an African institutional repository - project-based approaches to mentoring.

List of participants [Word document 57KB]

Program [Word document 90KB]


Comments by librarians at their planning meeting
February 27-March 2, 2012, Kenyatta University, Nairobi

List of participants [Word document 70KB]

Program [Word document 86KB]

Improving knowledge and skills in accessing health information in Africa
[Word document 37KB]

Increasing Access to African Health Research Output through Creation of Institutional Repositories Proposal [Word document 57KB]

View videos and download transcript in PDF format:

Nancy Kamau [Video] [PDF]
Masimba Muziringa [Video] [PDF]
Maria Cristina Horta (in Portuguese) [Video]
Christine Kanyengo [Video] [PDF]
Grace Ajuwon [Video] [PDF]
Abdarahamene Anne (in French) [Video]
Alison Kinengyere [Video] [PDF]
James Kiarie [Video] [PDF]


Network of African Librarians and Deans launches course at AHILA conference
October 2010

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July 22-23, 2009 Meeting
Kenyatta University Conference Centre
Nairobi

African Librarians Course Outline [Word document 70KB]

Letter of invitation to librarians and deans [Word document 1.10MB]

List of participants [Word document 96KB]

Agenda for meeting of librarians and deans [Word document 1.10MB]

Kenyatta University Newsletter, 17th-30th August 2009 [PDF 188KB]

PubMed Redesign

Presentations:

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Group photo
Front row
Nancy G. Kamau, Medical Librarian (Retired), Kenya
B. M. Okello-Agina, Dean, School of Health Sciences, Kenyatta University
Grace A. Ajuwon, Medical Librarian, E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Mamudo Ismail, Dean, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Olive Mugenda, Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University
Julia Royall, Chief, International Programs, US National Library of Medicine
Kenneth Chanda, Assistant Librarian, Medical Library, School of Medicine, University of Zambia,
William Bazeyo, Deputy Dean, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda
Prof. Onesmo ole-MoiYoi, Chairman, Kenyatta University Council, Kenya
J.K.Gakobo, Librarian, Kenyatta University
M. M. Chidzonga, Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe
Second row
Agnes Chikonzo, Medical Librarian, University of Zimbabwe
Ian G. K. Munabi, Dean’s Representative, Department of Human Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Prudencia Mweemba, Dean’s Representative, Department of Post Basic Nursing School of Medicine, University of Zambia
Sara M.Mbaga, Medical Librarian , Albert Cook Medical Library, Makerere University, Uganda
Becky Lyon, Deputy Associate Director, Library Operations, US National Library of Medicine
A.O. Omigbodun, Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Maria Cristina Furtado Horta, Medical Information Consultant, Mozambique
Frederick Gravenir, Director, University Advancement, Kenyatta University
Gerhard J. Liesegang, Deputy Dean, Faculdade de Letras e Ciências Sociais, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Abdrahamane Anne, Medical Librarian, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bamako, Mali


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