Past program – ILDC

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In August 2013, a team of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine visited the University of Malawi College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi, to assess the needs of the college’s library and share their expertise on library information infrastructures and the changing function of the library building. The Elsevier Foundation Innovative Libraries program provided a grant for the medical library needs assessment. Read more on Elsevier… [Read more]

Categories: News, Past program - ILDC

How donated medical books and librarian training are helping Kenyan health providers Across sub-Saharan Africa, there is an enormous demand for health and medical books and for training to make resources accessible. A 2011 report by EIFL titled Perceptions of Public libraries in Africa surveyed  library users and non-users, librarians and officials in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda and revealed overwhelming support for the role that… [Read more]

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The Taubman Health Sciences Library has received an Elsevier Foundation grant to finance the enhancement of education, research and practice in emergency medicine in Ghana. The award is part of the foundation’s Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program, which funds innovation in improving access and use of scientific, technical and medical information. The grant will allow us to develop a sustainable program for lifelong learning in the emergency… [Read more]

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Over the past decade, there has been a growing understanding that the solution to many problems in developing countries must include the active participation of the people living there. On the ground, this means local doctors and public health scientists who can research endemic diseases and health issues; agricultural researchers geared to local crop and climate conditions; and environmental researchers who address impacts in their own backyard. In… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation has announced the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. ​The grants total​ $700,000​ to be distributed​ to 10 institutions around the world in addition to 5 ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. Developing countries often suffer from a lack of access to the knowledge resources necessary for today’s medical practices. Also a major issue… [Read more]

Categories: News, Past program - ILDC, Past program - NS

At the end of each year, the Elsevier Foundation announces the grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars programs. This year, we have committed about $700,000 to 10 institutions around the world, along with five ongoing multi-year grants and support for the Nursing Faculty program. In addition to funding the foundation, Elsevier earmarks an additional $200,000 to match Elsevier colleagues’ donations to nonprofit… [Read more]

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Organized by CEBHA with the National Public Health Institute and the University of Burundi Faculty of Medicine, the EBHC workshop was the first of its kind in Burundi. The 20 participants were health care workers and librarians. Through the Innovative Libraries program, the Elsevier Foundation has been able to significantly contribute to the launch of CEBHA’s project by providing funding. Dr. Forland explained: “The role of Elsevier here… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation not only provides book donation programs, but it also has a special grant system where it requests for proposals and selects organizatons to provide them with the ‘Innovative Libraries Grants’ in Developing Countries. Read more on fundsforngos.com.

Categories: News, Past program - ILDC

Globally, 285 million people are blind or visually impaired , two-thirds of them women and 90% live in developing countries. Poverty and blindness are often linked: people who are blind are less likely to go to school or to work. Often, they need other family members to care for them. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness despite the fact that a simple 15-minute surgical procedure can restore… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation is seeking grant proposals for the 2013 New Scholars and Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries programs. The deadline for applications is June 24. Grants will be awarded in December and will provide one-, two- and three-year awards between $ 5,000 to $ 50,000 per year for a total of $ 100,000. The Elsevier Foundation will accept one- page applications until June 24 through its website: elsevierfoundation.org. Forty shortlisted… [Read more]