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United Nations – Food and Agriculture Organization Radio: 10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program

21st September 2013

 

10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program

 African librarians win the Research4Life competition

18 September 2013, Rome—    This week marks the 10th anniversary of Research4Life’s AGORA agricultural program – a program coordinated by FAO, together with major publishers – which provides over 6,000 institutions in over 100 developing countries with

Onan Mulumba, a librarian at Makerere University in Uganda, was honoured by Research4Life for recognition of young, motivated and innovative talents at FAO Headquarters. An Honourable Mention for a second case study was also awarded to Cynthia Kimani, librarian at the Kenya Medical Research Institute Library. They are being interviewed by Liliane Kambirigi, FAO.

free or low-cost access to leading journals in the fields of health, agriculture, and environment. This past summer, the Research4life Library Competition recognized the role of librarians in building research capacity and boosting output among scientists, doctors and policy makers. Onan Mulumba, a librarian at Makerere University in Uganda, has won this year’s competition. He was honoured earlier this week during the AGORA anniversary celebrations at FAO Headquarters. An Honourable Mention for a second case study was also awarded to Cynthia Kimani, librarian at the Kenya Medical Research Institute Library. A recognition of young, motivated and innovative talents.

Mulumba and Kimani visited FAO studios to share their stories about the impacts of the AGORA program and how the Research4Life initiative is a game changer in the field research and information sharing in developing countries. (Interview conducted by Liliane Kambirigi)

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Press Release

 Photos from Anniversary celebrations in Rome, Italy 

 

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FAO | Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy | (+39) 06 570 53625 | www.fao.org

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TEDMED enjoyed by Research4Life Users and Partners for free 16-19 April

19th March 2013

 

At Research4Life, we are always looking for ways to help our members and partners.  This year we had a very special opportunity to bring TEDMED to everyone on 16-21 April.

TEDMED (www.tedmed.com)  is the famous, multidisciplinary gathering at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC (16-19 April) where world-class thinkers and doers inspire and share their ideas and vision in medicine, global health, wellness and overall quality of life issues.

TEDMED Live is an extraordinary offering that TEDMED had agreed to give away for free to all the Research4Life institutions so that all participants in R4L had the chance to join the event remotely in real-time or on-demand.

As a thank you to all the partners of Research4Life, TEDMED made TEDMEDLive available free of charge.

Learn more about TEDMED. Download the brochure here.

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Research4Life and its impact on Agronomist’s work in Burkina Faso

12th March 2013

Dr Sami Hyacinthe Kambire, a researcher from Burkina Faso, shares how Research4Life as helped him to develop better and more informed scientific writing skills, produce focused research that he can discuss with top researchers worldwide, compete more effectively for research funding, and deliver better teaching programmes.

 

 

 

 

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Research4Life helps charity improve lives of HIV-infected orphans- Zambia

21st February 2013

In 2003, a woman with AIDS, seven months pregnant and living in a bus terminal in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, was found by nuns and brought to a shelter. After delivering the baby, physician Tim Meade and a team of volunteers looked after the child. Unable to care for her newborn son, the mother turned to “Dr Tim”. As a sign of gratitude, she named the boy Tim. Thus was germinated the idea for Tiny Tim & Friends (TT&F), an organization that specializes in paediatric HIV/AIDS clinical care.
HIV/AIDS takes an enormous toll on Zambia. In Lusaka, around one quarter of the adult population are infected and there are tens of thousands of AIDS-related deaths each year. Mother-to-child transmission is a major route of infection, with more than 14 000 children infected nationally in 2010, out of 80 000 newborns exposed. Tragically, the country is also home to a million AIDS orphans. TT&F screens orphans for HIV in vulnerable communities surrounding Lusaka and provides anti-retroviral drugs, which suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of AIDS. The charity currently serves almost 500 children and their caregivers through its medical and psychosocial care programme.
Research4Life plays a major role in TT&F’s work, allowing research that informs the development of policies and medical procedures that provide the best possible treatment. Access to HINARI has also allowed the charity to obtain essential information about groups performing related research in similar settings. According to Dr Meade, this makes a big difference in resource-poor areas where published data are often unavailable. “Every issue of just three of the journals accessed through HINARI – AIDS, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency – contain papers relevant to resourcelimited settings and TT&F’s work,” he says.
One of the key policies developed by Dr Meade and his team through their HINARI-assisted research is that mothers with HIV should continue to breastfeed their babies until two years of age, if stable on anti-retroviral medications. This allows children to thrive with minimal risk of the infection. Another is that social workers and their training are crucial to the success of TT&F – training and empowering them leads to the best outcomes for the mothers and children. By providing high-quality medical care and personalized intensive adherence plans, TT&F allows patients to access the medical and social assistance they need, thus prolonging their lives and reducing the transmission of HIV in Zambia.

Text from the book, Making a Difference, available at http://www.research4life.org/case-studies/stories-from-the-field/

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Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to treat his patients and teach his students

11th July 2012

Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to treat his patients and teach his students. More than that, though, it has changed the way he thinks. Watch this video to find out more.

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Research4Life in Ethiopia – User Shares His Experiences

1st July 2011

Physiotherapist Mulugeta Bayisa’s experience with Research4Life’s HINARI programme has helped him find better ways to
treat his patients and teach his students. More than that, though, it has changed the way he thinks. July 2011

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Researchers and Farmers in Burkina Faso Benefit from Research4Life’s AGORA Programme

1st September 2010

As one of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso regularly suffers from drought, poor soil, lack of adequate communications and other infrastructure, a low literacy rate, and a stagnant economy. With 80% of the population relying on the agricultural sector, improving the productivity and competitiveness of Burkina Faso’s agricultural sector is a critical issue for the country’s future. Local researchers know that progress can made in tackling these issues in part through innovation and the application of new technologies, many of which are available in the wealth of information and knowledge developed by the world’s agricultural science community.

A new video launched today illustrates how INERA (Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles), Burkina Faso’s leading institute for agricultural and environmental research, is using the Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) programme to access online scientific journals with information on fertilizers and dosages to support development of techniques for maximizing production. Using cutting-edge research through AGORA, a new micro dose fertilization technology, adapted to local needs, was developed jointly by farmers and INERA’s researchers.

 

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Sumawa Project in Kenya’s Rift Valley OARE case study

12th May 2009

This video offers a case study on the SUMAWA project in Kenyas Rift Valley. Aided by access to research, through the Research4Life initiative, the SUMAWA project is having an impressive impact on the local community, endangered tribes and wildlife in the area. May 2009

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Research4Life in Nairobi, Kenya

12th April 2009

An insight into how Research4Life is benefitting researchers in Nairobi, Kenya.  April 2009

 

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