The Medical Books for Ugandan Hospitals was implemented in seven hospitals and medical training colleges in Uganda in partnership with the Ugandan Protestant Medical Bureau.
This evaluation report presents the project’s key findings.
Background to the programme
The project aimed to improve the quality of healthcare in Uganda by providing health professionals and students with access to up-to-date medical books and resources, enabling them to make better-informed decisions on treatment and patient care.
The project’s main objectives were:
- Provide an updated print collection of a range of medical and healthcare books, including HIV/AIDS, for professional hospital staff in seven hospitals in Uganda.
- Equip hospital librarians with the confidence and key librarianship skills to manage their library and promote their collections.
- Provide support to medical and healthcare students during their education and training.
Key findings from the Medical Books for Ugandan Hospitals project
– Students are better able to support their studies.
Students reported that they now have the resources to read around subjects they are taught in class and understand subjects they are having difficulty with.
– Lecturers have more resources for their lessons.
Teaching staff report that lesson planning and setting tests and examinations is much easier with a broader range of up-to-date resources to draw upon.
– Improvement in students’ performance.
Training colleges report that exam scores are improving thanks to access to the new books.
The Medical Books for Ugandan Hospitals project has been generously funded by GILDEAD Sciences Inc. We would like to thank them for their support.