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Evidence Aid - new shareable leaflet available

Though the body of evidence-based research continues to grow, there still stands a divide between new and relevant findings and their real-life application towards disaster relief and humanitarian aid. We hope that by distributing these leaflets, you can help publicize our work to better the availability of research in needy areas.

 

Increasing the availability of health research in languages other than English (2)

Publishing an abstract in the language of the country where the research was carried out seems an excellent idea, Neil, and should be relatively easy to implement - as is the idea of recommending this to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
 

Narrowing the knowledge gap in sub-Saharan Africa

We are pleased to share a Supplement of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The publication of this supplement was funded by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa.

Please note that all the papers are freely available on the Journal website: http://jrs.sagepub.com/content/107/1_suppl.toc
 
 
 

 

 

Bangladesh - An Overview of Open Access Initiatives

We are pleased to share with you an article on Open Access Initiatives of Bangladesh. Please find attached. This article discusses about the Open Access (OA) of both golden and green routes for global access, repository, preservation, and organized management of networked information services. The paper explains the benefits of open access, salient features of ICT in Bangladesh, initiatives of institutional repositories, and open access movement in Bangladesh. I believe this article will help make stronger open access movement in scholarly communication.
 

Introduction: Trinity Zan, USA - mHealth Knowledge

I'd like to share with everyone a new mHealth resource, called mHealth Knowledge, from the Knowledge for Health Project (K4H), funded by USAID.  mHealth Knowledge is a one-stop shop for mHealth resources and more.  From it, you can access Take the mHealth Basics eLearning Course: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health, search the latest research and literature via the mHealth Evidence Database, and access guidance and tools for planning your next mHealth effort with The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs.  Please go to the

BBC article: "Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say scientists" (6)

Highlighting the quality of health information on the Internet should be in the core of what HIFA2015 is trying to achieve, whether Wikipedia or else. This dialogue should really lead to the more strategic discussion on quality of health information on the Internet, what safeguards, who is publishing under which mandate and why, what code of conduct used, etc.. The recently published guiding principles by WHO http://www.who.int/ehealth/en/ may help.
 
 
 

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