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LINK between the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka and the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and Medical School was formed in 2005 and supported by the Tropical Health and Education Trust.

highlights of past activities and achievements

  • 2010 September: Training visit to U.K - Visit by Francina Makondo (Medical librarian at the University of Zambia and Edward Phiri (Nursing Librarian) to discuss: effective information skills programmes and current awareness services to health professionals, setting up institutional repositories, evidence based health care and systematic reviews, and the acquisition of health information resources including those in electronic formats. Read more.
  • 2010 Publication: The development of telehealth as a strategy to improve health care services in Zambia - Kenneth L. Chanda & Jean G. Shaw. Health Information & Libraries Journal. Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 133–139, June 2010.  It is available through HINARI
  • 2009 April: Phi becomes part of the informal network of the Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance website
  • 2008: Preliminary visit by two Phi representatives. A one-day workshop at the University of Zambia brought together librarians, information professionals, nurses, doctors and two radio producers. The participants looked at all aspects of the human and geographical environment in Zambia which affect the transfer of information, both the positive and the negative. This formed part of a wider programme of activities intended to gain a broad view of the health information scene in Zambia. Phi representatives met with staff from the University and its Medical Library, as well as  a range of people from Zambia’s library and information community.
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