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Thursday, December 19, 2019

As we approach the end of another successful year, the HIFA Steering Group is delighted to announce that the World Medical Association (WMA), which represents more than 10 million doctors worldwide, has unanimously approved and published a Statement on Healthcare Information For All in recognition of the significance of tackling information poverty to improve global health. This statement was proposed by the British Medical Association which has long supported HIFA's efforts to improve access to

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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/

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1. Ensure Political Leadership Beyond Health
Commit to achieve UHC for healthy lives and well-being for all at all stages, as a social contract.

2. Leave No One Behind
Pursue equity in access to quality health services with financial protection.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

HIFA-Portuguese was officially launched on November 19, 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique when the first 350 members received the first message sent directly from the launch event (see photo).

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

HIFA congratulates Jackeline Alger as she receives the award of Honduras Physician of the Year 2019.

In a message to HIFA and other supporters she writes:

"The joy associated with the appointment as Physician of the Year 2019 has been crowned by the numerous expressions of affection that have in various ways been sent to me by colleagues, family and friends. I have received messages from teachers, fellow students, current students and those who are already career professionals, co-workers, co-workers from international groups. Thank you so much to each and every one!"

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Join HIFA!  www.hifa.org/joinhifa

HIFA continues our collaboration with WHO, Health Systems Global (CHW Thematic Working Group) and other key organisations (icddr,b) on a series of three major HIFA thematic discussions on CHWs. These discussions are supporting the dissemination and uptake of the WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW Guideline), launched in October 2018. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On 23 September 2019, world leaders will come together at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for a high-level meeting on universal health coverage. They will agree a political declaration to secure commitment worldwide to making universal health coverage a reality.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

HIFA ambassador Joey Lapena (right) has just presented HIFA's findings on Open Access: Perceptions and Misconceptions at the Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Editors conference, Xi'an City, China. His presentation is available here: [PPT]  [PDF]

Thursday, August 29, 2019

We are delighted to announce a new 5-minute video on the HIFA YouTube channel. Isabelle Wachsmuth (Communication and project manager, Universal Health Coverage and Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva; Lead moderator, HIFA-French. http://www.hifa.org/forums/hifa-french) introduces Healthcare Information For All. She ends with with a focus on multilingualism and a call to action for publishers to improve the availability of health research in languages other than English.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

As a part of on-going development of the HIFA.org website, we have analysed the website traffic to understand the breadth of our user base and the value this resource can bring to our members and non-members alike. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

HIFA is delighted to announce our new 4-page leaflet for you to introduce your friends and contacts to HIFA and invite them to join us. www.hifa.org/join

You can read and download the leaflet online here.

Thank you for helping us to promote HIFA more widely!

HIFA Steering Group

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