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A View of EAHIL Conference in Rotterdam Netherlands 2022

A View of EAHIL Conference in Rotterdam Netherlands 2022
Mon August 1, 2022
We are pleased to share the experience of one of our MLA-ICC caucus members from her attendance at the EAHIL conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands that was held during May 31- June 3, 2022. Here is Alice Stoke, perspectives and views:

International Cooperation Caucus officers have gathered a few key links to information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus
WHO Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Coronavirus Infections, also called: COVID-19, MedlinePlus
Get Rapid Access to Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCo
Welcome to the inaugural Global Health & Health Equity column! This column will cover hub activities and be a platform of relevant topics in our profession.
Members of the International Cooperation Caucus may have heard of Plan S, but have your faculty and students?
With partial support from the MLA ICS Reis Grant, I attended the 16th Biennial Congress for Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) from October 14 to October 18 in Ibadan, Nigeria.
A four-day workshop was conducted in Cairo, Egypt from April 22-26, 2018
The 2019 WLIC, IFLA’s 85th General Conference and Assembly, will be held in Athens, Greece, August 24–30. The calls for papers are out, and anyone interested in presenting is encouraged to submit proposals. Please consider joining colleagues from over 120 countries and attend.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released guidelines to assist in managing physical health concerns among adults diagnosed with severe mental disorders. People living with severe mental disorders have a general life expectancy of between ten and twenty years shorter than average
The goal of Research4Life (R4L - is to reduce the knowledge gap between high- and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC’s) by providing free or low-cost access to online scholarly, professional and research information in five programs...
Exercise medicine has become a popular and effective treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia. Early intervention with exercise for sufferers in the beginning stages of disease can prevent development of the main NCDs, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, or dyslipidemia.
Innovative new technology improves patient care in Singapore
Work is underway to develop software with which patients can “chat” for preliminary screening and quick, proper triaging in Singapore. When patients type their symptoms and medical histories into the chatbot, they can be assessed
Patients in India will soon be able to perform their own quality control checks on prescription drugs. As of 2016, 3% of pharmaceuticals marketed in India were not up to standard, while 0.023% were counterfeit.
Ghana Health Service digitizes patient data
The Ghana Health Service has begun a revolutionary process of digitizing their health data. The initiative was made possible through a partnership with telecommunication company Samsung, as well as humanitarian organization Good Neighbors International.
Mental health counselling sessions are offered in public libraries
Mental health services are a necessity to citizens of every community. Paradoxically, they can also be difficult to find or access.
WHO’s mobile program to manage diabetes
For sufferers of diabetes, managing their condition is an ongoing and complicated task. Fast, reliable, and clear information is perhaps just as important as medication.
WHO launches free courses in health emergencies
To aid both health care personnel and the general public in obtaining education on epidemics, pandemics, and other emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new collection of introductory video courses.
Schizophrenia library launches in Australia
Patients and families affected by schizophrenia now have access to a virtual collection of reliable information comprising 2,000 fact sheets, evidence reports, videos, podcasts, and interviews with experts.
“World No Tobacco Day” inspires smoking cessation efforts
World No Tobacco Day seeks to spread awareness of tobacco-related health risks and influence public policy to discourage tobacco use.
The IVIP Program Pilot was a partnership between MLA/ICS IVIP Program Task Force and the Taiwan Medical Library Association.  The goal was for the Program Task Force to gain experience in placing an IVIP in a host institution.

The Pilot placed Mr. Chao-yu Wu from the National Taiwan University Medi
The International Congress of Medical Librarianship and the European Association of Health Information and Libraries held their joint conference in Dublin June 12th – 16th.
Innovative health partnership prevents library closures
Funding cuts are a common and challenging reality for many libraries. To overcome the budgetary challenge, public libraries in Staffordshire, England, UK, have strategized to keep all libraries open through a creative partnership.
IFLA engages fifty countries to promote libraries’ role in sustainable development
As a part of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Advocacy Program (IAP), 50 countries are already participating in the initiative
Free website enhances medical education globally
As the millennial generation enters medical school, educators are presented with new challenges. Among the challenges is the issue of how to reach students who have grown up on the Internet and therefore are accustomed to information delivery models
September 5-6 and 7-8, 2016 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at Keysar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan.
June 13-17, 2016 HINARI/Health on the Internet Resources Workshop held in Mount Hagan, Papua, New Guinea
February 19 and March 4, 2016 Librarians without Borders® Regional HINARI Train the Trainer Workshop Reports conducted at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
May 14, 2016 MLA CE305 Workshop: Hinari and Internet-based Information Resources for Health Professionals in Low and Emerging Countries, Toronto, Canada
April 17-19, 2016 National HINARI Training of the Trainers Workshop conducted at the Biomedical Research Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
November 16-20, 2015 Regional HINARI Training Workship conducted at the Computer Lab of Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) and the conference room of Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS).

Don't miss out on applying for up to five $1500-$6000 Librarian Without Borders grants to conduct HINARI/Research4Life training activities.
Does MLA have an international strategy? Not really, but time we do. Here are proposed strategies on how we can strengthen MLA’s international presence and worldwide impact in health information and care.
Elsevier Foundation increases its support of the E-Library Training Initiative for another three years with $45,000 annually. We will be able to expand the scope of the program by recruiting a new cadre of trainers.
September 28-29, 2015 HINARI Training Workshop conducted at Hanoi University of Medicine, Hanoi, Vietnam
September 23-24, 2015 National HINARI Training the Trainer Workshop conducted at University of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar
Is MLA an international organization? Should we be? What does that mean in terms of what we do?
March 24, 2015 HINARI and Research4Life training workshop held at Johns Hopkins University
February 6, 2015 HINARI and Research4Life training workshop at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
2014 Hinari and Research4Life training workshops in Yemen, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro
2013 Hinari, Research4Life, and Train the Trainers Workshops in Albania, Ethiopia, Florida, Macedonia, Massachusetts
2012 Hinari and Research4Life training workshops in Belize, Namibia, Nepal, and Vietnam
2011 Hinari and Train the Trainers Workshops in Ethiopia, Florida, Guyana, Kingdoms of Swaziland, South Africa, United Kingdom
2010 Hinari and Train the Trainer workshops in Belgium, Florida, Jamaica, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Washington, DC
2009 Hinari Training and Train the Trainers Workshop Reports in the Solomon Islands, Republic of Moldova, Queensland, Australia, and Mongolia
Workshops and other Hinari training in The Gambia, Burundi, Fiji, Zambia and Mozambique
2007 HINARI Training Activities - Vietnam, Nigeria, Nepal, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Cambodia