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.