DfID and FCO merger - will this affect access to health information?

18 June, 2020

Dear Neil & HIFA Members,

Many members will have noted the announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the merger of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Will this affect access to health information around the world? If so, in what way?

Julie

HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development (www.globalbiomedia.co.uk). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group. www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

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Email: naimareza AT hotmail.com