“…health community based organisations have been using the health hub which is very encouraging, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”
Over three years Book Aid International and Kenya National Library Service have worked together to develop health information hubs in 15 public libraries. These libraries are now seeing the benefits of the hubs for not only health workers but also students and local communities. Relevant and up to date books shipped from the UK are a valuable resource, and librarians in each library have received training in understanding the needs of health workers and the role that public libraries have in providing health information.
“In most project locations, the health hub was the only authoritative source of information that medical officers could find close to their jurisdiction.” Caroline Kayoro, KNLS
Bernard Lugah is a medic working with the Ministry of Health in Kenya’s Rift Valley province:
“The health hub has been of great importance to me as an individual, and to the vast number of health workers in Nakuru. I know of colleagues who have also travelled from Naivasha, Edana Ravine, and Molo Districts to use the facility.
I wish to thank and point out the good job done by the librarians who have been instrumental to the success of the health hub. It has long been a dream for the universities and colleges offering medical training in Nakuru. I have also noted that health community based organisations have been using the health hub which is very encouraging, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”