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Partnerships will focus on innovation in health information, research ecosystems, and nurse faculty leadership The Elsevier Foundation has launched a series of partnerships in the fields of health information delivery, research ecosystems in developing countries, diversity in STEM, and nurse leadership. With an annual budget of about $1 million, the new programs have evolved from a decade of successful programming with the New Scholars program to advance women… [Read more]

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Elsevier Foundation launches program with TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences, for North-South collaboration in sustainability science From the invention of penicillin to the development of the Internet, science plays a major role inadvancingsociety. In September, representatives from 194 countries convenedin New York and signed the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) — a commitment to tackle some of our greatest social and environmental challenges over the next… [Read more]

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Portable libraries are bringing books – and a love for reading – to remote communities in Zanzibar and beyond In the isolated village of Unguja, Zanzibar, Kilindi Nungwi Primary School is typical of many schools in the archipelago. Many pupils come from poor families of subsistence farmers, and the school lacks teaching and learning materials. Parents are required to contribute money to support the running of the school… [Read more]

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Maureen Fondo, Senior Legal Officer at COSOTA, on copyright awareness in Tanzania “In Tanzania, not all people are aware about the existence of copyright. It’s the duty of the Copyright Society of Tanzania to at least create awareness. … We actually educate them and try to make people understand that infringement of somebody’s rights is a crime.” That’s Maureen Fondo, Senior Legal Officer at the Copyright Society of… [Read more]

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Dr. Leonard Mboera, Editor of the Tanzanian Journal of Health Research, on publishing research, building networks and accessibility of research “What is coming out of research in this country is not that adequate. It does not reflect what is being done. We have contributed a lot, especially in the health research arena. … There is a need to build a culture for scientists to publish.” Those are the… [Read more]

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Walter Bgoya on Tanzania’s reading culture and a new consortium of academic publishers “There are now 20 universities in Tanzania and many more are coming. Every university wants to do two, three journals. The resources don’t really permit. I think it would be much better if several universities came together and produced one journal at a time together.” says Walter Bgoya, managing director of Mkuki na Nyota Publishers,… [Read more]