HIFA Blog: Month in review, January 2020 - "Global health is public health somewhere else" (3)

12 March, 2020

Dear Joseph

Thank you very much for this positive feedback. I was also struck by the foresight of HIFA members during the January discussion, particularly today when WHO officially labelled coronavirus a pandemic. I think the ability of HIFA members to foresee the future is a strength that we should be harnessing!

To HIFA members reading this, if you feel inspired to post comments on the forum about any of the issues raised in this and subsequent blogs, please go ahead. If you have any suggestions for improving the blog, please contact me at martinmichaelcarroll(at)icloud(dot)com

Best wishes


Martin Carroll

Independent Consultant

Global Healthcare Information Network


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HIFA profile: Martin Carroll has worked on issues affecting health in LMICs for over fifteen years. Whilst at the British Medical Association, he led a major project, funded by DfID, to develop the organisation's role as a leading advocate for improving health in LMICs, which it continues to hold today. He has worked with HIFA since 2008 and is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the following HIFA Working Groups: Fundraising, Multilingualism and Social Media. He is also the author of the monthly HIFA Blog. martinmichaelcarroll(at)iCloud(dot)com Twitter: @MMCarroll Website: martinmcarroll(dot)com