Bo hospital library

Location

Bo Government Hospital, Bo, Sierra Leone

Date library opened

February 2014

Library staff

Librarian - Alex B Marah

Library Coordinator - Komba A Momoh

Opening hours

Monday to Friday

9am - 4pm

Library members

Hospital staff and clinical students on placements at Bo Government Hospital

Current membership is 421

Additional Information

Bo Hospital Library follows the borrowing and data recording systems described in the Manual: How to plant and grow a library. (Free to download from downloads page)

The library is currently housed in a temporary space - please help us build an educational Resource Centre at the hospital! 

See "Get Involved" or the download below for more information, or please contact us directly by email.

Bo Hospital Library has its own Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bohospitallibrary/

Borrowing so far in 2018

January

66 borrowing episodes

Most popular book: WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children

February

69 borrowing episodes

Most popular book: MSF Clinical Guidelines

March

70 borrowing episodes

Most popular book: Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

April

68 borrowing episodes

Most popular book: Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

May

72 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: MSF Clinical Guidelines, Basic Laboratory Procedures/Clinical Bacteriology

June

90 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: MSF Clinical Guidelines, Common Medical Problems in the Tropics

July

13 borrowing episodes (librarian helping with Kenema set-up and then on study leave for exams)

August

98 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: MSF Clinical Guidelines, Screening Donated Blood for Transfusion/Transmission, Common Medical Problems in the Tropics, ETAT+ Manual

September

121 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: Common Medical Problems in the Tropics, MSF Clinical Guidelines, WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, Myles Textbook for Midwives, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, ETAT+ Manual

Borrowing in 2017

January

73 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) Common Skin Diseases in Africa, 3) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children

February

118 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) MSF Obstetrics in Remote Settings, 3) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

March

126 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) Common Skin Diseases in Africa, Communicable Diseases, 3) MSF Obstetrics in Remote Settings, Manual of Basic Laboratory Techniques

April

124 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 3) Manual of Basic Laboratory Practice

May

181 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 3) Common Skin Diseases in Africa, MSF Obstetrics in Remote Settings, Myles Textbook for Midwives, Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses

June

147 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 3) Bailliere's Nurses Dictionary, MSF Obstetrics in Remote Settings

July

139 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 2) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 3) Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, Balliere's Nurses Dictionary

August

92 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Common Skin Diseases in Africa, 2) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 3) Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses

September

88 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, Common Skin Diseases in Africa, WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 2) Where There is no Doctor, MSF Clinical Guidelines, Surgery at a Glance

October

110 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, Myles Textbook for Midwives, 2) Communicable Diseases: a Global Perspective

November

115 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, International Maternal and Child Health Care, Myles Textbook for Midwives, 3) Communicable Diseases

December

105 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 2) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 3) Myles Textbook for Midwives

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