Access to reliable healthcare information is (or should be) a human right: Do you agree or disagree? (13)

16 June, 2023

Dear Esha and all,

You write: "Perhaps, the survey could add an option for clarification of the contextual variable(s) in the form itself to help respondents globally to justify their response as intertwined with diverse individual, organizational and national human “rights” that run through the heart of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals"

First, thank you for being one of the 12 HIFA members who came forward to test the survey. Thanks to you, we now have a version that is ready for public release in August.

We weren't able to include contextual variables in the survey, but there will be a complementary in-depth discussion on the issues here on the HIFA forum (and on our French, Portuguese and Spanish forums). This will be an opportunity for us to deep-dive into the issues, and to challenge each other dynamically in ways that cannot be achieved by rapid surveys.

Many thanks, Neil

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: