Health Hubs in Kenyan libraries

Published: Monday 10th February 2014
Category: 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 libraries can play in development. (…)

Book Aid International has spent three years working with Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) on a project to establish Health Hubs in 15 branch libraries, with funding from the Elsevier Foundation’s Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program.

Read more on Elsevier Connect.