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Partnerships in Health Information (PHI)

SHINE has become a member of Partnerships in Health Information (PHI) (http://www.partnershipsinhealthinformation.org.uk).  Following the presentation by PHI Partnerships Health Information about their work in Africa at the SHINE event on the 31st March 2011 ‘Health Information Outreach – Local, National and International ‘(http://stats.shinelib.org.uk/events/34  ) SHINe members agreed to join this organization. Working with Phi. SHINe can make connections with librarians in Africa and provide support to various projects providing health information.

Useful document about what it means to be in a partnership http://www.partnershipsinhealthinformation.org.uk/internal-resources/partnership-resource/0911Guidance%20v2.pdf

To keep up to date with developments in health information follow Jean Shaw’s blog - http://jeanshawphi.wordpress.com/?blogsub=confirming#blog_subscription-3

Annette Thain has agreed to take the role as International Officer for SHINE, Annette can be contacted Annette.thain@nes.scot.nhs.uk Phi is hosting a tour of the UK for Gracian Chimwaza, Executive Director of ITOCA( International Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) http://www.comminit.com/en/node/135395/36  during February and March 2012. This visit is funded by a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship award.  Mr Chimwaza will visit Scotland on 5th and 6th March. Contact me for more details of this visit at; Annette.thain@nes.scot.nhs.uk