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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Join HIFA for a facilitated discussion, Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning, in collaboration with The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project. 
The discussion begins on Monday, March 26, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning. Read the blog about our first discussion (September 2017) on the FP information needs of women, men, youth and children. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Quote of the month: “The main challenge remains the uncompleted effort to properly define what traditional medicine is, where it starts and stops, codifying the huge armamentorium of herbs / medicines, and how it relates to newer terminology like 'alternative medicine', 'complementary medicine', 'herbal medicine / herbalists', 'Native doctor', etc, etc.” Joseph Ana, HIFA Member, Nigeria

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Quote of the month: “Information overload is a grim reality making it increasingly difficult for individuals to filter out applicable know-how from the mass of available information” John Miescher, HIFA Member, Switzerland

Friday, February 16, 2018
We recently held the first in a series of three online thematic discussions surrounding newborn care, hosted by CHIFA; please see our introduction article here for more information. 
 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Gladys Dadzie (HIFA Country Representative for Ghana, pictured) has been selected as HIFA Country Representative of the Year 2017 for her energetic presence in promoting HIFA's vision throughout the year conducting different events and activities in Ghana. 
 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our thanks to HIFA Country Representative Poorva Patil for presenting HIFA and Family Planning at the IBP Regional Meeting, New Delhi, today. 

Photo credit: Syane Luntangan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Who is caring for the newborn?

When? 19 February to 30 March 2018 

How do I join? Join CHIFA here today!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Carol Namata is an Environmental Health Officer at Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda. Professional interests: Health promotion in communities. 

By Lars Klintwall Malmqvist (Larsklintwallmalmqvist) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Monday, January 15, 2018

Quote of the month: "It is not only tiring but irritating to talk to a health worker on the need to constantly wash hands after every procedure… When you ask why didn't you wash your hands, the answer is always 'I forgot, I am sorry'" Shehu U Muhammad, HIFA Member, Field Specialist, Nigeria, for the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Quote of the month: “We doctors should admit that our behaviour has not been in favour of patients. We have caused a massive resistance to antibiotics. We are making poor buy drugs that most times are expensive and unnecessary."  Massimo Serventi (Paediatrician, Tanzania; member of HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines

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