AHILA CONFERENCE 2019 - Achieving healthy lives and well-being in Africa through access to and use of information

Welcome to the 16th Conference of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) to be held in Ibadan, Nigeria 14-18 October, 2019

The Local Organising Committee is planning an exciting, challenging and different programme for all conference delegates. We hope to hear from professionals in any sector involved in health information including public health professionals, pharmacists, ICT professionals and others with a passion for reliable health information. We encourage submissions describing working across professional boundaries and the lessons learned from such collaborations and partnerships. We especially encourage submissions from current and recently graduated LIS students, (Masters or PhD), who would like to take this opportunity to present their research to a community of health information professionals.

The Conference Theme focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

Health and wellbeing is one of the key goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which  is a framework of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These encompass economic, environmental and social development. They lay out a plan for all countries to engage actively in making our world better for its people, with no-one left behind. These are challenging times for our profession as libraries are key institutions for achieving the Goals and as health information professionals, we have a crucial role to play in contributing to the health and well-being of the people of Africa. In an interdependent and interconnected world, we need to share and learn from each other and from other professionals.  This is an opportunity to look at what others are doing, as well as what we are doing, and to showcase partnerships and collaborations which take forward this goal. 

See full conference theme and sub-themes

Conference Fees
Pre-conference registration fees: USD 200
On-site registration fees: USD 250

Important Dates 

Friday 30 June, 2019: Deadline for submission of abstracts

Sunday 30 July, 2019: Notification of acceptance/rejection

Submissions should be sent as email attachments, by the dates indicated above, to:

  1. Professor Ademola A. Ajuwon- ajajuwon@gmail.com
  2. Dr Shehu Allade – alladefaith@gmail.com
  3. Dr Violet Ikolo – violet.ikolo@gmail.com

and copied to:

Samuel Bello – asamuelbello@gmail.com

All proposals must be received by Friday 31 May, 2019