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Friday, July 13, 2018

Join HIFA for a series of thoughtful discussions on the reproductive health and family planning information and services needs and rights of children and youth.  The discussion begins on Monday, July 30, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning, supported by K4Health.  Read the blog about our second discussion (March 2018) on empowering health workers for better family planning. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Quote of the month: “I have just come back from Uganda where people with Malaria seem to be constantly treated with antibiotics as well as Malaria treatment just in case. I was wondering if there are any tests etc that would help to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed in these circumstances?” (Karen Michell, HIFA member, UK)

Monday, July 2, 2018

On 29 June 2018, HIFA coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh and mHIFA adviser Geoff Royston presented 'Universal access to healthcare information' at the International Health Congress in Oxford, UK.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

With thanks to Fikre Keith and colleagues at K4Health, where this blog is also published here

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Quote of the month: “If Sci-Hub is wrong, then so are these greedy publishers. Unless someone comes up with a viable solution to this problem of restricted access to research Sci-Hub is going to stay and flourish.” (HIFA member Farooq Rathore is a consultant and assistant professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

HIFA participated in a webinar organized in partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Dgroups, a non-profit partnership of UN agencies, bilateral agencies and NGOs that supports 700 communities of practice for international development (including the HIFA forums).

HIFA coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh presented the work that HIFA does and why Dgroups is a cornerstone of its success

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 School 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.

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