Phi works to improve health in Africa by…

One of the best organisations in the UK ... so friendly and professional

Blessing Chataira, deputy director of the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (Itoca)

Health information reduces suffering, alleviates poverty and saves lives.

In the UK, we take it for granted that doctors and pharmacists have access to all the information they require - and that the general public, too, can find out all they need to know about health issues.

In most of Africa, that is not the case.

There, disease and disability are often attended by a lack of information, if not misinformation, or even deliberate disinformation.

Health information specialists, including librarians, have a crucial role to play in getting the right information - timely, reliable and appropriate - into the right hands.

Partnerships in Health Information, or Phi, is a small charity based in the UK but focused on Africa that has been working hard since 1992 to make sure that the same expertise and the same access we enjoy in the UK are available across that continent.

Phi is all about building - building networks, building partnerships and ‘building capacity’.

We are extremely proud and privileged to be associated with Phi

Nasra Gathoni, president of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (Ahila), 2010–14