Online Training: Finding, organizing and using health information

Learn or refresh your skills in finding, organizing and using health information. Below are links to various training material including a training manual for students, researchers and health workers in Africa developed by the Network of African Medical Librarians in Africa.

Finding, organizing and using health information: Online training module

Module One – Information sources [Video] [PDF] [*see note below]

Module Two – Searching Tools [Video] [PDF]

Module Three – Electronic Informationn Searching Techniques [Video] [PDF]

Module Four – Intellectual Property Rights [Video] [PDF]

Module Five – Management of Information [Video] [PDF]

Module Six – Evaluating Electronic Resources [Video] [PDF]

Module Six – (French version) [Video]

Module Seven – Scholarly Communication [Video] [PDF]

Greeetings from former AHILA President [Video]

Summary in Portuguese [Video]

Another good online training source to refresh or learn skills in information literacy and using HINARI among others, is:


Chipo Msengezi,


HIFA profile: Chipo Msengezi is an IT Officer at ITOCA, South Africa. ITOCA (Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa) is a capacity building organization aimed at enhancing information and communications (ICT) skills for African librarians, information specialists, scientists, researchers and students in Sub-Sahara Africa. Since Jan 2012 Chipo has also been working as a part time coordinator for AHILA and Phi – organisations working towards the improvement of information exchange and knowledge sharing.  ITOCA, AHILA and Phi are working together in collaborative initiatives with the aim of making a positive difference to health outcomes in Africa.  chipo AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Note from HIFA moderator: To access these videos and PDFs, please visit  ]


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