Library grant to enhance emergency medicine in Ghana

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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 care environment. – Gurpreet Rana, global health coordinator, Health Science Library

The project, “Information skills training in emergency care: Strengthening research and healthcare capacity in Ghana,” funded for two years, is in conjunction with the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative (GEMC), which aims to improve emergency medical care in Ghana through training physicians, nurses, and medical students. Awareness of the urgent need for such training followed a stadium disaster in Ghana that killed 127 people.

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