Testimonials

Testimonial From Date
"I was present at the launch of HIFA in Mombasa in 2006 and I am inspired by HIFA's vision, sacrifice, clarity of goals, focus, and humility. Thank God it all paid off. HIFA now has the greatest collection of world health experts. The practical impact of the group is superb. HIFA remains a stream where health information freely flows. I thank God for touching millions of lives through this singular dream. I can't stop talking of HIFA anywhere, anytime. Kudos!"
By Dr (Princess) Uju E. Nwafor-Orizu
Saturday, June 3, 2017
"It is really extraordinary to see how HIFA has grown and how wide its reach has become. I think it is the most important discussion forum in the area of health information and health more generally in LMICs, and makes a critical contribution to linking health workers, health researchers and health managers across the world. Few forums are able to do this so successfully. Congratulations on this achievement."
By Simon Lewin, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services and Medical Research Council of South Africa
Monday, June 12, 2017
"My love for global health and public health started with me joining the HIFA. The more I promote the HIFA vision the more I feel to be an advocate for Health. HIFA will expose you to a lot of information which will deepen your understanding of how Health works and what can be done to improve it. Healthcare information saves lives - I cant refrain myself from telling you that you'd love to be part of this family :)."
By Didier Demassosso
Friday, May 26, 2017
"I really love the HIFA forum (fantastic resource!)"
By Greg Martin
Thursday, April 27, 2017
"It's been great working with everybody and I believe together, we can ensure that quality health information indeed reaches everyone in the globe."
By Balogun Stephen Taiye
Saturday, February 11, 2017
“I have been learning a lot from the HIFA updates, and I would like to use this chance to thank you and HIFA for providing very informative updates through the network. I hope I can be continuously plugged in the network for more sharing in the future as well.”
By Chonghee Anise Choi, Director
Monday, September 21, 2015
“We make videos for frontline health workers in the developing world. We are grateful for the collaboration of partners throughout the world who help make our work possible, many who we’ve connected with through the HIFA/CHIFA networks: content experts, clinical site hosts, field-testers, and translators and narrators.”
By Deborah van Dyke
USA Friday, February 13, 2015
“Since I first started to follow HIFA several years ago, I have noticed some excellent broadening of the types of professionals who are participating as well as the subjects covered. It is especially rewarding to get the commentary from participants on the ground throughout the world. I am also very impressed with the immediacy and frankness of opinions expressed. Keep up the good work.”
By Don Sutherland
Canada Tuesday, April 21, 2015
“CHIFA is such a terrific forum! I really enjoy and appreciate it.”
By Donna M Saton, General Pediatrician
USA Tuesday, November 24, 2015
“I absolutely love getting the important updates you share and the resources.”
By Ados May
USA Tuesday, May 31, 2016
“I am very grateful for receiving the CHIFA forum messages. The recent discussion on industry being involved in healthcare was especially interesting and I learned a lot. I was really impressed by the quality and frankness of the dialogue. And on other topics as well.”
By Nigel Rollins, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Switzerland Wednesday, October 7, 2015
“I am indeed proud to be part of this Great network. Well Done to all for your tireless work.”
By Louise Bugeja, Charge Midwife
Malta Sunday, December 13, 2015
“The network has really proven to be useful – I have gotten a lot of interesting feedback on my question.”
By Sanne Marie Thysen
Denmark Thursday, June 2, 2016
“I find the emails shared by the HIFA colleagues and the HIFA moderators are really very educative and important to learn modern advancement in health sector.”
By Tirtha Rana
Nepal Sunday, May 24, 2015
“I wanted to say thank you for such amazing updates from the world of public health. I always look forward to your e-mail. Great work!”
By Nishant Chavan
India Thursday, June 4, 2015
“Interacting with HIFA has influenced my professional life over the years greatly!”
By Olayinka O. Ayankogbe
Nigeria Monday, September 7, 2015
“CHIFA’s purpose is universal and constitutes a free and worldwide permanent investment.”
By Andre Shongo
USA Saturday, September 5, 2015
“I love the HIFA. I love the work I am doing and I will keep working harder to make the HIFA in Cameroon a unique tool for the development of its health system.”
By Didier Demassosso, HIFA Country Representative For Cameroon
Cameroon Friday, February 19, 2016
"Top 5 benefits for my team and I in just the last 6 months: - been introduced to published literature and reports of interest - learned different perspectives and terminology used, regarding research methods and health/health care/public health issues - became aware of conferences and dissemination mechanisms - met potential collaborators via HIFA members and contacts for our students to reach out to - most importantly I'm learning more each month and becoming an advocate for open access and open science."
By Janet Bettger, Professor
United States Wednesday, August 31, 2016
"Thank you for bringing in so much information we could actually use in our day-to-day work as researchers, implementers and health promoters in developing countries. HIFA is providing so many of us an opportunity to share and learn from experiences, views and voices in a way that no journals or seminars can manage to extend."
By Sunanda Kolli Reddy
India Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pages