17 October, 2016

We are delighted to announce that HIFA have joined the International Confederation of Midwives, Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Federation and WaterAid in campaigning for quality healthcare for all through water, sanitation and hygiene in all health facilities.

You can find out more about the Healthy Start campaign here

9 October, 2016

HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso took to the airwaves today in Yaounde, Cameroon!

He was the principal guest of Radio Journalist Ms Promise Akanteh. They discussed HIFA, access to healthcare information, and - in particular - availability and use of mental healthcare information, mental health literacy and health promotion. 

7 October, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that the CHIFA Powerpoint presentation (which explains CHIFA's vision and activities, its breadth of membership, and reasons to join), is now available in Indonesian, Arabic, French, Spanish, Serbian, Hausa! (Nigeria) and Dutch. 


We would like to thank Jum'atil Fajar, Abdel-Moneim Minshawi, Martin Yakum, Mirjana Radovanovic, Hafsat Rufai Ahmad, and Wout Devlies (who are all CHIFA Country Representatives), as well as Raul Mercer and Gonca Yilmaz (who are both CHIFA Working Group members), for these translations.

29 September, 2016

New! CHIFA Webinar: Vaccination and Child Rights, 7th October 2016, 13.00 GMT

Organised by the CHIFA Steering Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP)

See below for details on how to connect to the webinar. We thank the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, for technical hosting.

Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Rita Nathawad

Facilitator: Tony Waterston
Duration: 45 mins (talk 30 mins, discussion 15 mins)

27 September, 2016

We are very grateful to Lord Nigel Crisp for putting two parliamentary questions to the UK Government, further to a request by the BMA:

Question 1:
"To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase access to information about health and health care for both members of the public and health workers globally." (HL1817) 

Tabled on: 12 September 2016

Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Department for International Development): 

19 September, 2016

<p>We invite you to <a href="/join/join-hifa-english">join HIFA</a> for an&nbsp;an online discussion on health partnership research, from&nbsp;19&nbsp;September to 21 October&nbsp;2016, supported by <a href="">THET</a>.</p>

7 August, 2016

Improving access to medical treatments and other health services

Join HIFA today for a major thematic discussion on Implementation Research. The discussion will launch on 8 August 2016 and will continue through to 19 September 2016. We are grateful for support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and The Lancet.

10 July, 2016

From 6 June to 3 July 2016 HIFA hosted a thematic discussion around an important and neglected question: How can health research from low- and middle-income countries be made more accessible? This builds upon a previous, broader discussion on Access to Health Research, which led to the Manila Declaration on the Availability and Use of Health Research Information in and for Low- and Middle-income Countries in the Asia Pacific Region (26 August 2015).

9 July, 2016

HIFA presentation: From Persuasion to Empowerment, Evidence Live conference, Oxford, 23 June 2016

HIFA Coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh gave a short presentation at the Evidence Live conference, Oxford, 23 June 2016. At a time of increasing complexity in modern medicine he emphasised the importance of meeting the basic healthcare information needs of citizens and health workers.

Full text of presentation


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