Do all hospitals have a medical librarian? (10)

19 May, 2019

Rule out Medical Librarians in Primary and Secondary health facilities. It only exist at tertiary level such as teaching and specialized hospitals. This is in most part of Northern Nigeria, I do not know what obtains in the southern part.

It is important to understand the need for these Medical librarians and their responsibilities. They help in knowledge management, documentations of valued books and journals. They will continue to play keys roles even if elibraries are well developed and utilized.

HIFA profile: Shehu U Muhammad is the Field Specialist, Nigeria, for the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Shehu started career as a Public Health Superintendent as per back as 1985, worked as sanitation and Immunization Officer of Mani Local Government, as a Public Health Instructor and rose to the rank of Chief Lecturer and CEO of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology for 8 years. Holds Masters in Management, Masters in Public Health and a PhD student on HRH. Chairs many committees on Maternal Health Advocacy at state and National level. Currently also teaches Population and Development and Leadership and Reproductive Health. Advocate of using mobile technology in generating data and conveying health awareness messages to the hard to reach areas. shehumakarfi2001 AT