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THE BIENNIAL CONGRESS: 17-21 OCTOBER 2016

The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) announces the 15th Biennial Conference which will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 17-21 October 2016. AHILA was founded in 1984 with the aim of improving provision of up-to-date and relevant health information; encourage professional development of health librarians; promote information resource sharing in Africa and exchange of experiences as well as promoting the development and standardization and exchange of health databases in Africa.

Congress theme: “Access to and utilization of health information in Africa: New challenges, new solutions!” . For More Updates Click HERE

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The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) is a professional association founded in 1984 with 46 member countries, partners and collaborators worldwide. 

 History:

The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa was founded in Nairobi on Thursday 23 August 1984 under the name - Association of African Medical Librarians Association (AMLA). The name later changed in 1988 to the 'Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa' so as to cater for those who are interested in health information issues and may not be librarians. 

Aims and Objectives:

  • Improve provision of up-to-date and relevant health information
  • Encourage professional development of health librarians
  • Promote resource sharing in Africa and exchange of experiences
  • Promote the development and standardisation and exchange of health databases in Africa 

Vision:

Leader in promoting access and use of health information in Africa 

 

 

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