HLG International Grant

LSHTM library team

Photo:  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medical Library team with Olakekan Moses (winner of the 2016 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 1 week study programme comprising learning opportunities such as shadowing and participating in professional development visits

Winner of the 2016 award

Olalekan Moses Olayemi, librarian at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, was our 2016 bursary winner. His visit occurred in 2017 whereby Olalekan carried out a week long placement at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Library. During his stay he also be visited the Francis Crick Institute, Public Health England at Colindale and went to a Research for Life meeting in Oxford. A full report of his visit is available to read here.

Winner of the 2014 award

HLG is pleased to announce that Virginia Hamwela from the Copperbelt University Medical Library, Zambia is the winner of the HLG/ILIG/Phi International Award.

The award will enable Virginia to attend HLG's Conference in Oxford in July and additionally to follow a short programme tailored to her particular professional interests.

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.  You can view a video of Masimba’s feedback presentation on his visit soon.