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and speakers
Questions:
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‘Widgets’ (o...
Strengthening research
and knowledge systems in
lower and middle income
countries
@INASPinfo
www.inasp.info
Ethiopia July 2015
03/12/2015 3
03/12/2015 4
Materials science in Ethiopia
“You only need a couple of weeks in Ethiopia to
realise that materials science is a priority...
What does INASP do?
INASP is an international charity
working with a global network of
partners to improve access,
product...
Access
• Work in 22 partner countries, building skills to
enable affordable, sustainable access to
research information
• ...
INASP’s principles for responsible
engagement #inaspprinciples
1. Make an effort to understand the country
context
2. Resp...
Production and communication of
research
www.authoraid.info
• Supporting developing country
researchers in writing up and ...
Use - Evidence-Informed Policy
Making (EIPM)
Strengthening the capacity of policymakers and
practitioners in the use of ev...
Our approaches
Finding ways that work – ways that fit countries’
needs
• Sustainability
– Embedding
– Organisational capac...
To the end that
countries are equipped
to solve their own
development
challenges
03/12/2013 12
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution
ShareAlike 4.0 International licence.
03/12/2015 13
Anne Powell...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
Ubiquity Press and the South
Tom Mowlam, Director of ...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
To return control of publishing to societies, univers...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
The Social Contract
of Science
• Validation
• Dissemi...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
For any questions, please contact
tom.mowlam@ubiquity...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
Press portal and content management system
Sri Lanka ...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
Journal and journal management system (based on OJS)
...
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
Network and teamwork
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
The Ubiquity Partner Network
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
Thank you.
Tom Mowlam
tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com
Ub...
Meeting the information needs of
healthcare providers in LMICs
UKSG Webinar, 1 December 2015
Contact: Dr Neil Pakenham-Wal...
Introduction
Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh
Oxford, UK
NHS/Ecuador/Peru 1983-90
 Medicine Digest/Wellcome Trust/WHO
1990-95
 INA...
HIFA
Global campaign and knowledge network
>15,000 members, 175 countries, 5 forums, En/Fr/Pt
HIFA vision: “A world where ...
29
The HIFA forums are hosted by the
Dgroups Foundation - 700 CoPs
www.dgroups.info
Dgroups Vision: “A world where every p...
Health professionals lack access to
health information
“The studies suggest a gross lack of
knowledge about the basics on ...
Example: hospital care of children
'3 in 4 doctors caring for sick children in
Africa and Asia lack basic knowledge of
com...
Example: home care of
diarrhoea
'4 in 10 mothers in India believe they should
withhold fluids if their baby develops diarr...
Example: Ebola
“Ebola kills people; but more lives
are put at risk because of lack of
information or misinformation”
Dr. G...
The Global Health
Information System
Paper: Can we achieve health information for all by 2015?
The Lancet, 2004; 364:295-3...
Doing health research
“Clinical trials should begin and end with
systematic reviews of relevant evidence”
Clinical trials ...
Publishing health research
“Abstracts of research should be routinely
available in the main language of the country
where ...
Making research information
available
“Open access, open access, open access…”
Openness, transparency and sharing in healt...
Making actionable information
available
WHO HQ
WHO Country Offices
Ministries of Health
Mass media
Publishers
Information ...
Acknowledgements
39
BMA
WHO
Financial contributors (2015):
• British Medical Association (main funder)
• Africa Health
• A...
1. Contact: Neil Pakenham-Walsh
neil@hifa.org
2. Continue the discussion on the
HIFA forum: www.hifa.org
Thank you
40
INASP
www.inasp.info
@INASPinfo
Anne Powell
apowell@inasp.info
@AnnePowellINASP
Ruth Bottomley
Rbottomley@inasp.info
Ubiqu...
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UKSG webinar: Focus on the South: access to, production and use of research information in low and middle income countries with INASP, Ubiquity Press and HIFA

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Anne Powell and Ruth Bottomley from INASP discuss INASP’s role in access to, production and use of research information.

Access: Why access is important, what INASP does, what publishers do/can do
Production: Research writing and local publishing support for Southern journals
Use: Taking research to policy and practice

Tom Mowlam from Ubiquity Press outlines Ubiquity’s work with Southern journals.

Finally, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, the Coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) discusses access to and production of healthcare information specifically and the use of health research and journals by frontline workers.

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UKSG webinar: Focus on the South: access to, production and use of research information in low and middle income countries with INASP, Ubiquity Press and HIFA

  1. 1. Audio: Through your computer mic and speakers Questions: Please type them into the Q&A box and click ‘Submit’ ‘Widgets’ (options): At the bottom of your console including bios, survey, social media, resources and help
  2. 2. Strengthening research and knowledge systems in lower and middle income countries @INASPinfo www.inasp.info
  3. 3. Ethiopia July 2015 03/12/2015 3
  4. 4. 03/12/2015 4
  5. 5. Materials science in Ethiopia “You only need a couple of weeks in Ethiopia to realise that materials science is a priority… …Even in the capital you’ll experience cuts in power and water; in rural areas it’s even worse… ….Producing quality and inexpensive bricks for building houses, designing active water filters, and supplying ‘off-the-grid’ energy systems for rural areas are all vital to the country’s development.” Visiting academic 03/12/2015 5
  6. 6. What does INASP do? INASP is an international charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production, communication and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges 03/12/2013 6
  7. 7. Access • Work in 22 partner countries, building skills to enable affordable, sustainable access to research information • Offer 150 packages, containing about 50,000 journals and 20,000 books • Consortia make annual selections based on research interests and budget • Sustainability is key, so we are preparing consortia to take over responsibility for access 03/12/2013 7
  8. 8. INASP’s principles for responsible engagement #inaspprinciples 1. Make an effort to understand the country context 2. Respect a country’s wish to negotiate as a consortium or purchasing club 3. Avoid making sudden changes 4. Think medium to long term on pricing 5. Be realistic about sales expectations 03/12/2015 8
  9. 9. Production and communication of research www.authoraid.info • Supporting developing country researchers in writing up and publishing their work Journals OnLine • Raising visibility of Southern research • Addressing quality of Southern journals 03/12/2015 9
  10. 10. Use - Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) Strengthening the capacity of policymakers and practitioners in the use of evidence Aims: • Promote the use of evidence in policy and practice • Stimulate demand from policymakers for evidence • Strengthen capacities to use evidence • Strengthen links between researchers and policymakers 03/12/2015 10
  11. 11. Our approaches Finding ways that work – ways that fit countries’ needs • Sustainability – Embedding – Organisational capacity development • Networking and convening – Mentoring, brokering relationships • Scale – Online courses 03/12/2015 11
  12. 12. To the end that countries are equipped to solve their own development challenges 03/12/2013 12
  13. 13. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International licence. 03/12/2015 13 Anne Powell Ruth Bottomley apowell@inasp.info Rbottomley@inasp.info @AnnePowellINASP @INASPinfo @INASPinfo www.inasp.info www.inasp.info
  14. 14. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress Ubiquity Press and the South Tom Mowlam, Director of Operations ‘Focus on the South’, webinar 1 December 2015
  15. 15. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress To return control of publishing to societies, universities and researchers, providing them with the infrastructure and support to publish open access at a competitive cost. About Ubiquity Press Background Mission  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  50+ years publishing experience (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier, IoP)  Current staff of 15, based in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data, software, wetware…
  16. 16. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress The Social Contract of Science • Validation • Dissemination • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Data • Results • Software • Hardware, wetware… #@%$#@ % #@%$# Source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2015
  17. 17. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
  18. 18. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress For any questions, please contact tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com Data courtesy of: http://www.scimagojr.com/
  19. 19. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
  20. 20. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress Press portal and content management system Sri Lanka Journals Online website: http://www.sljol.info/ Sri Lanka Journals Online
  21. 21. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress Journal and journal management system (based on OJS) Ceylon Medical Journal website: http://cmj.sljol.info/ Sri Lanka Journals Online
  22. 22. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress Network and teamwork
  23. 23. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress The Ubiquity Partner Network
  24. 24. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress
  25. 25. tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com | www.ubiquitypress.com| @ubiquitypress Thank you. Tom Mowlam tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress.com Ubiquity Press website: http://www.ubiquitypress.com Koh, A. 2012. Open Access Ahoy! An Interview with Ubiquity Press. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Available: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/ubiquity/43312 More information
  26. 26. Meeting the information needs of healthcare providers in LMICs UKSG Webinar, 1 December 2015 Contact: Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator neil@hifa.org www.hifa.org 26
  27. 27. Introduction Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh Oxford, UK NHS/Ecuador/Peru 1983-90  Medicine Digest/Wellcome Trust/WHO 1990-95  INASP 1995-2004  HIFA 2005-present  Dgroups Foundation 2013-present 27
  28. 28. HIFA Global campaign and knowledge network >15,000 members, 175 countries, 5 forums, En/Fr/Pt HIFA vision: “A world where every person and every health worker will have access to the information they need to protect their own health and the health of others." 28
  29. 29. 29 The HIFA forums are hosted by the Dgroups Foundation - 700 CoPs www.dgroups.info Dgroups Vision: “A world where every person is able to contribute to dialogue and decision-making for international development and social justice.”
  30. 30. Health professionals lack access to health information “The studies suggest a gross lack of knowledge about the basics on how to diagnose and manage common diseases, going right across the health workforce and often associated with suboptimal, ineffective and dangerous health care practices.” Pakenham-Walsh N & Bukachi F. Information needs of health care workers in developing countries: a literature review with a focus on Africa. Human Resources for Health 2009, 7:30doi:10.1186/1478-4491- 7-30 http://www.human-resources-health.com/content/7/1/30 30
  31. 31. Example: hospital care of children '3 in 4 doctors caring for sick children in Africa and Asia lack basic knowledge of common causes of child death‘ Nolan T et al. Quality of hospital care for seriously ill children in less- developed countries. Lancet 2001;357(9250):106-10 http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140- 6736(00)03542-X/fulltext# 31
  32. 32. Example: home care of diarrhoea '4 in 10 mothers in India believe they should withhold fluids if their baby develops diarrhoea, thereby tragically increasing their risk of death from dehydration' (India MoH, 2006) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India. National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) 2005/6 http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADK385.pdf 32
  33. 33. Example: Ebola “Ebola kills people; but more lives are put at risk because of lack of information or misinformation” Dr. Guido Borghese, UNICEF Principal Advisor Child Survival and Development for West and Central Africa 33
  34. 34. The Global Health Information System Paper: Can we achieve health information for all by 2015? The Lancet, 2004; 364:295-300 Fiona Godlee, Neil Pakenham-Walsh et al. 34
  35. 35. Doing health research “Clinical trials should begin and end with systematic reviews of relevant evidence” Clinical trials should begin and end with systematic reviews of relevant evidence: 12 years and waiting. Mike Clarke, Sally Hopewell, Iain Chalmers. Lancet 2010;376:20-21. http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)61045-8/fulltext 35
  36. 36. Publishing health research “Abstracts of research should be routinely available in the main language of the country where the research was undertaken” HIFA members (especially those in francophone and lusophone LMICs) 36
  37. 37. Making research information available “Open access, open access, open access…” Openness, transparency and sharing in health research, publishing and information sciences 37 open access
  38. 38. Making actionable information available WHO HQ WHO Country Offices Ministries of Health Mass media Publishers Information services 38
  39. 39. Acknowledgements 39 BMA WHO Financial contributors (2015): • British Medical Association (main funder) • Africa Health • Afro-European Medical & Research Network • Anadach Group • Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria • Awojobi Clinic Eruwa • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy • Children for Health • Commonwealth Nurses Federation • Council of International Neonatal Nurses • eCancer • Elsevier • Friends Of Chitambo • Global Health Media Project • Haiti Nursing Foundation • HealthProm • Intel Corporation • International Child Health Group • International Foundation for Dermatology • International League of Dermatological Societies • International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health • IntraHealth International • Joanna Briggs Institute • Knowledge Transfer Africa Ltd • The Lancet • LiveWell Initiative • mPowering Frontline Health Workers • Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba • Network for Information and Digital Access • Partnerships in Health Information • Physicians for Haiti • Public Library of Science (PLOS) • Quality + Care Solutions • Royal College of Midwives • The Test Foundation • The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust • WHO Collaborating Centre for Knowledge Translation & Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity • Wiki Project Med Foundation • Your.MD • Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance.
  40. 40. 1. Contact: Neil Pakenham-Walsh neil@hifa.org 2. Continue the discussion on the HIFA forum: www.hifa.org Thank you 40
  41. 41. INASP www.inasp.info @INASPinfo Anne Powell apowell@inasp.info @AnnePowellINASP Ruth Bottomley Rbottomley@inasp.info Ubiquity Press http://www.ubiquitypress.com Tom Mowlam tom.mowlam@ubiquitypress. com HIFA – www.hifa.org Neil Pakenham-Walsh neil@hifa.org THANK YOU TO OUR SPEAKERS

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