Re: Do all hospitals have a medical librarian?

18 May, 2019

Dear Caroline

Thank you for raising this important component of qualitative health care delivery. To the best of my knowledge I have not yet come across any hospital in Cameroon that runs a medical library. Neither have I heard about them from friends in other developing countries. May be they are but I think the idea of a hospital library is still novel and would sound like innovation if medical librarians should be employed by the health services. I think implementing such would first require that opinions be sampled to adopt the best methods to employ in order to setup such a facility in health services.

Emmanuel Tangumonkem

HIFA Profile: Emmanuel Nembundah Tangumonkem is a Chaplain, Community Health and Youth and Development Adviser and the Executive President of the Academic and Career Development Initiative Cameroon (ACADI) in Cameroon.

Professional interests: Community engagement in the promotion of access to healthcare, primary health care research and policy advocacy. He is committed to mobilising and mentoring young people.

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