How a rural public library improved flows of health information in Uganda

Busolwe Public Library, Uganda: ICT training and local language health service

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TYPE:
Case Study
AUTHOR:
EIFL-PLIP
DATE:
May 2013
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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Two-page case study about Busolwe Public Library's 'Humanye Obulamu Project', whichh uses the internet to improve flows of health information to villagers living in Butaleja District in Eastern Uganda. In less than a year, the library trained over 80 community members to use computers to look for health information online. Working with the Lunyole Language Association and local doctors, librarians translated information about how to identify and prevent common local illnesses into local languages, and produced leaflets which health workers and schoolchildren distribute in remote villages.

The project was initiated with support from EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) in April 2012. The study is based on impact assessment conducted by the library in April 2013.