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Thursday, May 17, 2018

HIFA's current Country Representative of the Year, Gladys Dadzie, has been on Ghana Television to talk about HIFA and the importance of healthcare information for all. She talked in particular about health and sports: "I think HIFA can bring up a new project to merge health information in sports and prevention of injuries". Gladys also runs the national organisation Your Health Matters Ghana.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HIFA is collaborating with researchers from Nagasaki University and the London Sschool of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct a systematic review to learn about how primary healthcare workers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) obtain information during consultations to aid prescribing.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help identify interventional or observational studies of regarding use of healthcare information tools or aids during consultations, focusing on primary healthcare workers in LMIC settings.

Monday, May 7, 2018

My name is Jennifer Kizza and I began working as a Desk Officer for Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) in March of 2017. As a Desk Officer, I assist HIFA with tasks such as membership recruitment, financial support, and collaborations with other organizations. On April 24th 2018, Dr. David Musoke (Lecturer and Researcher at Makerere University School of Public Health – MakSPH) and I gave a presentation about HIFA at MakSPH in Kampala, Uganda. I have to extend many thanks to Dr.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Quote of the month: “They are dying from overdosage. Am told they take it to be "high". Some go to the extent of combining it with weed to enable them last longer during sex.” Eben Afarikumah (HIFA Country Representative, Ghana)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Our congratulations to Gladys Dadzie who represented HIFA and her organisation Your Health Matters Ghana at the International Nursing Leadership Conference, held in Lagos, Nigeria from 23rd to 27th April 2018. She is now a Nurse Leader, a prestigious accolade on the international front which empowers nurses to break international barriers in their quest to provide Health Services. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

The theme of World Health Day 2018 is Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Building a future where all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Note: This blog includes personal views of the HIFA moderator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, and is intended to provoke further exploration of the subject. Join HIFA to engage in the discussion.

What do we mean by evidence-informed humanitarian action (preparedness and response)? What kind of evidence do humanitarians need, and why? How can humanitarians access and use evidence more effectively?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Quote of the month: “I attended a public lecture today to mark World Cancer Day: two university academics differed on the question of the causes of cancer, particularly whether cancer can be caused by 'evil spirits' - one was categoric that there is no such causality whilst the other said there is!... So long as such ambivalence remains, the public will continue to delay their access to evidence proven health service by going to [unproven] traditional medicine practitioners.” Joseph Ana, HIFA Member, Nigeria

Monday, April 2, 2018

The HIFA Steering Group is delighted to announce the publication of HIFA in 2017: The Year in Review and Objectives for 2018

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