Five minutes to shape the future of our HIFA cause

30 September, 2023

Members of the HIFA community,

I have just completed the survey on access to reliable health care information. I am sure many of you have done so already. Those in our community who have not - we on the HIFA Steering Group urge you to act fast.

It took me less than 6 minutes to answer the questions.

If you have a moment these coming days, please take 5-10 minutes to complete this global survey.

The results will be made public and inform next steps by WHO and partners to accelerate progress.

Thank you.

Jules (Member of HIFA Steering Group)

In a world challenged by misinformation in health care, universal access to reliable healthcare information matters now more than ever - your voice will help shape the future of healthcare worldwide.

HIFA profile: Julie Storr has over a decade of experience working for WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. Her current work spans two WHO units – quality Universal Health Coverage and Global Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national IPC policy development in Sierra Leone. She led on the development of the recently published evidence based WHO Guidelines on the Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level. She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the seminal cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals including Implementation Science, and on the international advisory board of the Journal of Infection Prevention. She is currently studying for a doctorate in public health (health care leadership and management) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. @hifa_org

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