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Resource Sharing and Communication: serving the needs of the malaria clientele

  1. 1. Resource sharing and communication: serving the needs of the malaria clientele The ACTMalaria Information Resource Center experience (AIRC)
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>History (MMDC, Healthlink, Transfer, AIRC at Present) </li></ul><ul><li>Vision, Mission, Aims, Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration (Key Contacts, Held Trainings, Ministry Librarians) </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Services and Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading and Downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>User Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Products and Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Partner and Visited Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Current Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Mekong Malaria Documentation Center (MMDC) </li></ul><ul><li>WHO initiative for Roll Back Malaria (RBM) in Mekong countries included in the Workplan of EC Malaria Control Project </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2001 and made available in 2002 in Hanoi, Vietnam </li></ul>
  4. 4. MMDC <ul><li>Aim: To strengthen regional and inter-country knowledge sharing and learning for improved control of malaria and vector-borne diseases in the Asia Pacific Region. </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by Dr. Carlo Urbani </li></ul>
  5. 5. Healthlink Worldwide Assessment <ul><li>Malaria Consortium consultancy checking the SWOC analysis of MMDC </li></ul><ul><li>Survey and Interviews by David Curtis </li></ul><ul><li>February 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment became an issue (staffing, finance, language issues, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. ACTMalaria Transfer <ul><li>Revitalized and chosen ACTMalaria to host the project in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>New website was developed </li></ul><ul><li>Information Needs assessment was conducted during the Drug Implementation Review in Wuxi, China </li></ul><ul><li>Continued collection development </li></ul>
  7. 7. AIRC at Present <ul><li>ACTMalaria Information Resource Center ( http://resource.actmalaria.net ) </li></ul><ul><li>The information sharing and communication exchange arm of ACTMalaria </li></ul><ul><li>Has one full-time Information Resource Officer, one IT assistant and one off-site Web Developer gathering materials from 10 member countries </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vision <ul><li>To be the one-stop source of online malaria information in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Tagline: “ Your online malaria channel in Asia” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mission <ul><li>To provide free malaria resources to member countries, partners and stakeholders of malaria in Asia, facilitating dissemination of knowledge and reliable information with focus on drug related studies and research </li></ul>
  10. 10. Aims <ul><li>(1) Facilitate a venue where countries affected by malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases can share information; </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Make information accessible to users; </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Pool resources from member countries to strengthen information exchange. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Objectives <ul><li>To further strengthen information sharing among ACTMalaria member countries and partners; </li></ul><ul><li>To advance the capabilities of the ACTMalaria Key Contacts for each country or region; </li></ul><ul><li>To focus on gathering anti-malarial drug related studies and research; </li></ul><ul><li>To acquaint Ministry Health Librarians to participate in the growing need of the Resource Center; </li></ul><ul><li>To assess the usability of the AIRC not only in the region but also in the other existing networks. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Collection <ul><li>Published full-text documents (in English and local language) </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals/Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies/Research Proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Unpublished/On-going research </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>IEC Materials/ AV Materials </li></ul>
  13. 13. Collaborative sharing <ul><li>Key Contacts - 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry Librarians </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key Contacts Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam Dr. Guan Yayi Dr. Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh Dr. Chea Nguon Mr. Carles Tobing
  15. 15. Key Contacts Ms. Mastura Hashim Dr. Than Win Dr. Cristina Galang Dr. Supawadee Konchom Dr. Le Xuan Hung
  16. 16. Held Trainings for Key Contacts <ul><li>Resource Center Key Contacts Training I - Danang, Vietnam : March 23-24, 2006 (11 pax) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Center Key Contacts Training II - Manila, Philippines : November 15, 2006 (15 pax) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Center Advisory Meeting - Manila, Philippines : July 18-19, 2006 (18 pax) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ministry Librarians CNM Cambodia - Moly NIMPE Vietnam - Mai DDC Thailand – Pong and Kanokwan MOH Malaysia - Ain
  18. 18. Classification scheme / Subject List <ul><li>Capacity Development </li></ul><ul><li>Children, youth and pregnant women </li></ul><ul><li>Communicable Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Community development </li></ul><ul><li>Control and Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Culture, economy & society </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis & case management </li></ul><ul><li>Entomology and Vector control </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental health & occupational health </li></ul><ul><li>Epidemiology </li></ul><ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><li>Health personnel & training </li></ul><ul><li>Health planning & health management </li></ul><ul><li>Health promotion & health education </li></ul><ul><li>History (as a disease) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Classification scheme / Subject List <ul><li>Immunisation </li></ul><ul><li>Information services & information management </li></ul><ul><li>Medical equipment & health facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Medical services </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs and other Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Primary health care </li></ul><ul><li>Regional information </li></ul><ul><li>Surveillance, Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Therapy and treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional health care </li></ul><ul><li>Urban health </li></ul>
  20. 20. Access <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Open-access </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable </li></ul>
  21. 21. Copyright <ul><li>Copyright laws and practices hinder the essence of open access or online publishing of published papers. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Services and Databases <ul><li>Online Bibliographic Database </li></ul><ul><li>Online Contacts Database </li></ul><ul><li>Online Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Soon: Online Training, IEC Database and Comprehensive Photo Gallery and Archives </li></ul>
  23. 23. Interface
  24. 24. Diagram: Uploading and Downloading Fill up the form Submit to Database Share a resource Approved Disapproved Published online Kept in the database Published online Viewed
  25. 25. Language <ul><li>All languages are accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>English is the primary and universal language </li></ul><ul><li>Local languages are highly anticipated with English abstracts </li></ul>
  26. 26. In an EB Meeting, 76.4 % said that finding keywords in local language can be helpful.
  27. 27. User Statistics: Resource 9089.77 Monthly Average 81808 Total 13053 September 7254 August 6782 July 9607 June 8237 May 7173 April 13016 March 9128 February 7558 January Total Hits Month (2007)
  28. 28. User Statistics: Forum 9284.33 Monthly Average 83559 Total 10246 September 9879 August 16537 July 12600 June 9444 May 5247 April 7801 March 5692 February 6113 January Total Hits Month (2007)
  29. 29. Coverage by country: Resource <ul><li>Other countries: Vietnam, Austria, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Australia, Brazil, UK, India, Mexico, China, Argentina, Canada, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Thailand, East Timor, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Israel, Slovenia, Zimbabwe, etc. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Coverage by country: Forum
  31. 31. Products and Indicators <ul><li>More diverse area coverage of IP addresses that access the online services of the resource center to include non-member countries </li></ul><ul><li>Unique IP addresses visiting http://resource.actmalaria.net : 6,804 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Products and Indicators <ul><li>Increased number of members to the virtual library “library card” </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Users of My Library : 53 </li></ul>
  33. 33. Products and Indicators <ul><li>Trainings and promotions conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Four advocacy promotional activities and one continuing education, development and training. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Products and Indicators <ul><li>Improvements and development of the satellite libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Development of online training course for establishing satellite libraries and support for purchase of peripherals for partner libraries. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Products and Indicators <ul><li>Increased collection contributed by members and non-members alike </li></ul><ul><li>There are 630 records posted since its operations. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Advocacy Programs <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd National Management of Malaria Field Operations (MMFO) – Philippines (April 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Regional Transfer of Training Technology (TTT) – Malaysia (August 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Regional Pharmaceutical Management and Quantification of Malaria (PMM) – Vietnam (November-December 2007) </li></ul>
  37. 37. Partner and Visited Libraries <ul><li>CNM Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>NIMPE Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>DDC Thailand </li></ul>
  38. 38. Other Visited Libraries <ul><li>IMR Malaysia (August 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>MOH Malaysia (August 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>DOH Philippines (September 2007) </li></ul>
  39. 39. Current Activities <ul><li>Online Training Curriculum Development </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of Partner Satellite Libraries including peripheral support (CNM and NIMPE) </li></ul>
  40. 40. Emerging Activities <ul><li>Development of Curriculum and Modules for Online Training </li></ul><ul><li>Actual Online Training Implementation </li></ul>
  41. 41. AIRC Demo <ul><li>Demonstration on how to use AIRC Databases. </li></ul>
  42. 42. In a survey conducted during an EB meeting, 93.33% said that AIRC contains relevant information
  43. 43. Conclusion <ul><li>AIRC is still on its infancy stage. It constantly undergoes development through dependence on users and stakeholders comments and needs. Full cooperation, coordination and support from partner agencies, key contacts, libraries and librarians will make AIRC effective and useful as a databank of online malaria information in Mekong and Asia Pacific. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Visit: http://resource.actmalaria.net <ul><li>Joseph Yap </li></ul><ul><li>Information Resource Officer </li></ul><ul><li>AIRC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>“ Information sharing, is the first step, the simplest form of regional cooperation” – Hungarian official

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