16th Biennial Conference of Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa: Announcement and Call for Papers

27 April, 2019

Dear All,

Theme: Achieving healthy lives and well-being in Africa through access to and use of information.


1. Application of ICTs to supportmedical education, quality health care and well-being

2. The contribution of health literacy to achieving health and well-being

3. Educationand training for health sciences librarianship in the 21st century: is the curriculum addressing the need?

4. Training for evidence based policy/practice and systematic reviews

5. Reaching out to under-served communities to achieve health and well-being in Africa: contribution of Health information professionals

Venue: International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Date:   14-18 October, 2019


Target Audience: Professionals in any sector involved in health information including librarians/ health information professionals, health care and public health professionals, pharmacists, ICT professionals and others with a passion for reliable health information.

Abstract Submission:

Only abstracts reporting completed research work or implemented projects will be considered for Congress Papers. The abstract must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:

- Title of abstract/paper

- Summary of abstract (250 – 300 words maximum)

- An indication of the sub-theme the abstract is focusing on

- An indication of format (Paper, Lightning talk, or Poster)

- Speaker’s name, address, telephone number(s), professional affiliation, email address, keywords (not more than five) and biographical note (40 words).

Abstracts must be submitted also for all other formats.

1. Dr Shehu Allade - alladefaith@gmail.com

2. Dr Violet Ikolo - violet.ikolo@gmail.com

3. ProfessorAdemola A. Ajuwon- ajajuwon@gmail.com

and copied to: Samuel Bello-  asamuelbello@gmail.com; ahila_ng@yahoo.com

Deadline for submission of abstract: June 30,2019   


Pre-conference Registration - $200

Onsite Registration - $250

Information about conference registration will be made available at -  http://www.ahila.org

Thank you.

Grace A. Ajuwon, MLS, CLN, Ph.D

President of AHILA,

E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library,

College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Email: gajuwon@com.ui.edu.ng

Phone:+234 802-345-1141

HIFA profile: Grace Ajuwon is the Reference and Information Services Librarian at the University of Ibadan, College of Medicine, E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library, Nigeria. She is a member of the HIFA steering group, HIFA Country Representative and is currently President of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa.



agajuwon AT yahoo.com