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This panel brings together African scholars involved in the role of information in fighting HIV/AIDS. Dr. Mchombu is an authority on information and rural development in Africa; Ms. Kabugo is the District Liaison Officer for the Uganda AIDS Commission; Ms. Schoombee is a librarian and researcher at the University of South Africa; and Mr. Modou Fall Sall directs the Information and Documentation Center/African AIDS Research Network in Dakar, Senegal. Together they will examine the information realities facing library and information professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding HIV/AIDS.
The panel will discuss the role of libraries in the dissemination of HIV/AIDS information. Questions will be addressed including: What lessons can be learned from the successes that have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa that might be attributed to the role of information, education, and communication in the prevention of HIV/AIDS? What role does or should technology play in a society based on oral tradition? In what ways does the oral tradition facilitate the flow of information within African societies? What are the differences in approach to information dissemination across cultures in Africa? Is it possible to translate information into behavior change? Are there other areas of information awareness that we should target besides prevention?
|START Conference Manager (V2.52.6)|