Lack of healthcare information contributes to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths every day worldwide, across all areas of health care. Life-saving interventions such as increased fluids for child diarrhoea and amoxicillin for child pneumonia are often locally available, but are simply not provided in time because of lack of healthcare information. In India, for example, three in five mothers wrongly believe they should withhold fluids if their child develops diarrhoea, thereby inadvertently increasing the risk of death from dehydration - contributing to hundreds of avoidable deaths every day in India alone.
The HIFA Vision:
A world where every person will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible
In the spotlight
HIFA joins with WHO, UHC2030 and others in celebrating Universal Health Coverage Day, 2019.
Below are the key asks from the UHC website: https://universalhealthcoverageday.org/key-asks/
1. Ensure Political Leadership Beyond Health
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“Healthcare Information For All is an ambitious goal but it can be achieved if all stakeholders work together.”
World Health Organization