KENYA

Activity

 

Partnership: 

Ken-AHILA (the Kenyan Chapter of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa). Members of Ken-AHILA represent university, research, hospital, government and non-government health libraries throughout Kenya.

Ken-HIP (Kenya Health Information Partnership). A consortium of libraries and librarians from across the South West, including NHS libraries, the library at the Government Office for the South West, and the Health and Social Care Library at the University of the West of England.

 

2012 May: Nancy Kamau was sponsored by Phi to attend a Digital Repositories Workshop held at the Muhumbili University for Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania.

 

For earlier activities see General Information and Partnerships - Kenya 

Information

 

PARTNERS

Ken-AHILA (the Kenyan Chapter of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa). Members of Ken-AHILA represent university, research, hospital, government and non-government health libraries throughout Kenya.

Ken-HIP (Kenya Health Information Partnership). A consortium of libraries and librarians from across the South West of the UK, including NHS libraries, and the Health and Social Care Library at the University of the West of England.

 

FORMATION AND AIMS OF THE PARTNERSHIP

The Kenya Health Information Partnership was formally established in 2006, following a needs assessment by Phi. The partnership’s focus has been on improving opportunities for training and continuing professional development for health information professionals in Kenya to develop responsive, modern information services and improve access to these.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

2010 February: Follow-up Workshop in Nairobi - Ken-AHILA and KEN-HIP organised their second two-day workshop on 'Evidence Based Healthcare and the Role of the Librarian in promoting its use' in Nairobi. Read more

 

2008 November: two UK partners visited Kenya and facilitated a two-day workshop for members of KEN-AHILA, entitled: Building Information Literacy Skills and Competencies of Health Information Professionals in the Electronic Era. Read more.

 

2006 September: a Health Information Workshop facilitated by Phi was held in Kenya and training needs were identified.

 

2006 March: Preliminary assessment visit to Kenya by two Phi representatives and establishment of the partnership

 

PARTNERSHIP DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES

Kenya partnership leaflet 2010