Training of Trainers for Health Librarians - October 2012, Ethiopia

From 1 to 5 October 2012, the Collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare in Africa (CEBHA) organizes a Training of Trainers course in Evidence Based Literature Searching for librarians. The course will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The course, made possible with support from the Elsevier Foundation, focuses on the key role that librarians play in supporting the practice and implementation of evidence based healthcare in Africa. The course will provide librarians with the knowledge and skills necessary for assisting and training health workers and researchers in efficiently searching and retrieving evidence based information. 

The course is developed by the Royal Tropical Institute (Netherlands), in collaboration with partners from the Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Makere University (Uganda) and the Kigali Health Institute (Rwanda). The target group are medical librarians and information specialists who are involved (or will be) in supporting evidence based healthcare at their own institutions. Two participants from each of the eight CEBHA partners (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South-Africa) are invited to participate.
General courses on Evidence Based Health Care will be arranged the coming years in all of the eight countries involved. The trained librarians will be responsible for teaching health personnel on how to search and retrieve the best available evidence for the health problems in their setting.
For more information, please contact Dr. Frode Forland, Project Coordinator.