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The journalist, the germ, the test tube and the public. Julia Royall Chief, International Programs U.S. National Library of Medicine Fulbright Scholar to Uganda Presented to: Uganda Health Communication Alliance May 21, 2008. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

The journalist, the germ, the test tube and the public

Julia Royall

Chief, International Programs

U.S. National Library of Medicine

Fulbright Scholar to Uganda

Presented to:

Uganda Health Communication Alliance

May 21, 2008


National library of medicine nlm

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Largest biomedical library in the world.

Premiere database in medicine: MEDLINE

Peer reviewed, no advertising, no passwords, free to the world


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Collaboration with Albert Cook Library and Faculty of Medicine

History here

Training undergraduate medical students

Training graduate students to assist with thesis writing

Training clinical officers, nurses, and faculty at local research sites and clinical trials

Training students, faculty, and researchers at Gulu Medical School

Access to fulltext through various programs


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Some challenges and basics before we begin…….


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Types of Disease

Infectious Disease

Chronic Disease

Diseases of Ageing – life span increases, so does chronic disease

20-80: 20% of the people in the world who die, die of nfectious disease; the other 80% die of other things

10-90: funding and research publication


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Epidemics vs Prevention

Something out there to get us vs things we can do to help ourselves and take charge of our own health

75% “epidemics” in Uganda related to sanitation and hygiene


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Follow the money…..

MU 10 years ago – small focus on malaria

Now everyone is there on HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB:

Has the disease gotten worse – probably not, but money has increased

Question to ask: What difference has money made


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Uganda

What are top 10 disease burdens according to Ministry of Health?

How about chronic diseases?

(check out private clinics)


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Approach


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

News

Outbreaks

Drugs

Health system

Scandals


What might interest the public

What might interest the public?

What you can do to help yourself

Basics

Clearing up a misconception

New research that can help you

What research going on in Uganda is of interest to country, world

Local/national issues surrounding health care – comparison with other countries in EA


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

Criticize

Praise

Investigate


Information you can trust

Information you can trust

Problem with Google and Wikipedia

What to look for:

Is the article/info peer reviewed?

Is there advertising in the journal/website?

Does the info/article come from a reputable source

Info from NLM:

Vetted and updated daily

No password required

Free to all


Nlm home page www nlm nih gov

NLM Home Page – www.nlm.nih.gov

List of NLM

databases


Nlm home page

NLM Home Page

List of NLM Databases – click on NLM Gateway


Nlm gateway

NLM Gateway


Nlm gateway1

NLM Gateway

Uganda and ebola


Nlm gateway2

NLM Gateway

Uganda and ebola


Nlm gateway3

NLM Gateway

ebola


Nlm gateway4

NLM Gateway

ebola


Nlm gateway to bookshelf

NLM Gateway to Bookshelf

ebola


Nlm gateway5

NLM Gateway

ebola


Nlm gateway to clinicaltrials gov

NLM Gateway to ClinicalTrials.gov

ebola


Medlineplus www medlineplus gov

MedlinePlus – www.medlineplus.gov


Medlineplus

MedlinePlus


Medlineplus health topics

MedlinePlus – Health Topics


Medlineplus1

MedlinePlus


Medlineplus encyclopedia

MedlinePlus - Encyclopedia


Medlineplus encyclopedia1

MedlinePlus - Encyclopedia

Malaria


Medlineplus encyclopedia2

MedlinePlus - Encyclopedia

Malaria


Medlineplus2

MedlinePlus


Medlineplus drugs

MedlinePlus - Drugs

Search for coartem - combination drug therapy for malaria


Medlineplus drugs1

MedlinePlus - Drugs

Coartem not found - not approved by FDA


Drugs

Drugs


Drugs1

Drugs


Drugs2

Drugs


Drugs3

Drugs


Medlineplus surgeries

MedlinePlus - Surgeries


Medlineplus surgeries1

MedlinePlus - Surgeries


Medlineplus surgeries2

MedlinePlus - Surgeries


Clinical trials

Clinical Trials


Medlineplus clinicaltrials gov

MedlinePlus – ClinicalTrials.gov


Clinical trials1

Clinical Trials


Clinical trials search prostitution and uganda

Clinical Trials - search prostitution AND Uganda


Clinical trials search stis and uganda

Clinical Trials – search STIs AND Uganda


Clinical trials p 1

Clinical Trials – p. 1


Clinical trials2

Clinical Trials


Clinical trials3

Clinical Trials


Clinical trials4

Clinical Trials


Clinical trials5

Clinical Trials


Clinical trials link to fulltext

Clinical Trials – Link to Fulltext


Clinical trials6

Clinical Trials


Clinical trials7

Clinical Trials


Interactive tutorials

Interactive Tutorials


Medlineplus african tutorial on malaria www nlm nih gov medlineplus africa

MedlinePlus African Tutorial on Malariawww.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africa


Medlineplus african tutorial on malaria

MedlinePlus African Tutorial on Malaria


Genetics home reference

Genetics Home Reference


Nlm home page www nlm nih gov1

NLM Home Page – www.nlm.nih.gov

List of NLM

databases


Genetics home reference go to genetic conditions

Genetics Home Reference – go to Genetic Conditions


Genetics home reference select sickle cell

Genetics Home Reference – Select Sickle Cell


Genetics home reference p 1

Genetics Home Reference – p. 1


Genetics home reference1

Genetics Home Reference


Genetics home reference2

Genetics Home Reference


Genetics home reference3

Genetics Home Reference


Genetics home reference4

Genetics Home Reference


Genetics home reference go to genes

Genetics Home Reference – go to Genes


Genetics home reference5

Genetics Home Reference


Genetics home reference6

Genetics Home Reference


Bookshelf

Bookshelf


Bookshelf go back to database list on nlm home page

Bookshelf – go back to database list on NLM home page


Bookshelf1

Bookshelf


Bookshelf2

Bookshelf

Cancer in Uganda


Bookshelf3

Bookshelf

Cervical cancer


Bookshelf4

Bookshelf

Cervical cancer


Medline

Medline


Medline1

Medline

Click on

PubMed

on right


Medline2

Medline


Medline3

Medline

75% of epidemics are result of poor sanitation and hygiene

Search for personal hygiene and Uganda


Medline4

Medline


Medline5

Medline

Search for traffic accidents and Uganda


Medline6

Medline

Look at icons on left for full text


Medline7

Medline

Look at icons on left for full text

Free full text:click icon for

Full text


Medline8

Medline

Look at icons on left for full text

Has abstract:

Click to see if

it might be of

interest


Medline9

Medline

Look at icons on left for full text

Have no abstract BUTAlbert Cook Library may

have them in their collection

or be able to get them for you

through one of their services


Free full texts

Free Full Texts


Pubmed central

PubMed Central


Pubmed central1

PubMed Central


Pubmed central2

PubMed Central


Pubmed central search hpv and uganda

PubMed Central – search HPV AND Uganda


Pubmed central3

PubMed Central


Pubmed central4

PubMed Central


The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

HINARI – need password from Albert Cook

www.healthinternetwork.org


Free full texts1

Free Full Texts

Click on

Full-text

journals


Free full texts2

Free Full Texts


More free full texts don t require password

More Free Full Texts – don’t require password

See bottom right:

Free collections


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