HIFA launches Fundraising Appeal

26 February, 2019

Dear HIFA colleagues,

On 14th March, at the HIFA office in Charlbury (near Oxford, UK), we are launching the HIFA Fundraising Appeal:


For our work in 2019 we need to raise a total of £75,000 ($100k USD). This will enable us to continue to expand and develop our 6 global forums, 13 projects and associated activities. We need to recruit a second professional member of staff to work alongside the HIFA Coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh (full-time) and HIFA Office Manager Clare Watts (part-time). (We also note with thanks the ongoing contribution of our 200+ volunteers worldwide, without whom our work would be impossible.)

We are grateful to those HIFA Supporting Organisations who have already pledged a financial contribution for 2019 ( http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/thank-you-our-hifa-financial-supporters-... ). Their logos are proudly displayed on our home page: www.hifa.org

To date, we have raised just over £38,000 so we now need to secure a further £37,000.


Note that donations may be unrestricted or linked to a specific activity. Many of our projects, for example, are currently unfunded or underfunded and are seeking financial support:

- Citizens, Parents and Children

- Community Health Workers

- Evaluating Impact of Healthcare Information

- Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice

- Health partnerships

- Library and Information Services

- Mobile HIFA (mHIFA)

- Multilingualism

- Prescribers and users of medicines

We are also seeking sponsorship for new projects (Mental Health, Non-Communicable Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Palliative Care...). You can sponsor a project of your choice (one year of intense activity) for £5,000. Co-sponsorship is also possible at lower levels of investment.

Past and current project sponsors have included the British Medical Association, World Health Organization, The Lancet, Elsevier, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, THET, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Joanna Briggs Institute, K4Health, Every Newborn Action Plan and many others.

If you or your organisation can help in any way, or if you have any suggestions on fundraising, please get in touch: neil@hifa.org

Thank you for your support!

Best wishes, Neil

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 19,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org