Award Opportunity from Beyond Access Partner EIFL

Beyond Access partner EIFL announced today a new award for innovative library health services.  The following information is provided by EIFL.  Note that the deadline is July 31.

New award for innovative library health services

The international organization EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is inviting public and community libraries that offer services that improve community health to apply for an exciting new Innovation Award.

  •  The award is given by EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).
  • The invitation is open to public and community libraries in developing and transition countries.
  • The prize is US$1, 500 and the opportunity to showcase your service at an international conference or gathering.
  • The deadline for applications is less than a month away – July 31. So start your application NOW!
  • You can apply in English, Russian, French or Spanish.

Libraries everywhere are providing vital health services, using cutting-edge information and communication technology (ICT). In northern Ghana, a public library uses mobile phones to send maternal health care information to pregnant women; in Kyrgyzstan, a public library is leading a campaign to combat TB; in Armenia, patients are asking their doctors questions through their library’s interactive website; in Kenya, health workers have free access to the internet through their library’s e-health corners.

There are many stories like these – but they are not widely known. With this award, EIFL aims to publicize this valuable work and help public and community libraries win recognition for their excellent services.

If your library is using technology to improve community health, then this award is for you!

For further information and details of how to apply, visit or click here to go directly to the EIFL-PLIP Innovation Awards page.