HLG International Award

The HLG International Award was established in 2012 and is run in partnership with CILIP’s International Libraries Group (ILIG) and Partnerships in Health Information (Phi). 

The award is aimed at health librarians working in a country served by the WHO’s HINARI scheme to low income countries. 

Award recipients benefit from a free place at HLG’s bi-annual conference, funding to support their expenses, and a tailored study programme comprising learning opportunities such as shadowing and participating in professional development visits. 


Applications for the 2016 Award

Applications are now closed for the 2016 Award.  

HLG-ILIG-Phi Award 2014

The 2014 recipient was Virginia Hamwela, Medical Librarian from Copperbelt University, Zambia.  In addition to attending the Health Libraries Group conference in Oxford, Virginia enjoyed a varied programme meeting with information specialists in the UK.  This included visits to BioMed Central and Book Aid in London, a placement with Christie Hospital NHS Trust library in Manchester to explore repositories, and with NHS libraries in Birmingham and Derbyshire.

HLG-ILIG-Phi Award 2012

The 2012 recipient was Masimba Muziringa, Medical Librarian at the University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Science Library. Masimba participated in a 2 week visit to UK, based in London, Birmingham and Glasgow with a detailed programme of professional activities and visits to health libraries in the NHS and Higher Education sector being planned by Phi, ILIG and HLG.