Press release: Global Healthcare Information Network CIC enters into Official Relations with the World Health Organization (8)

25 February, 2022

Dear Neil,

Thank you very much for your comprehensive reply [ ]. It contains much important information, especially reference to the plan for collaboration. I am sure HIFA members look forward to hearing how this important relationship will develop.

You also highlight HIFA's funding needs. As you rightly say, "this is our biggest immediate challenge".

It would be great to hear views from the HIFA Membership & Supporting Organizations about how we can improve the current funding situation, e.g.:

- avenues for Funding (grants, etc)

- experienced Fundraisers volunteering time & experience to HIFA

Best wishes


Dr Julie N Reza

HIFA profile: Julie N Reza is a UK-based specialist in communications for biosciences, global health & international development ( She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience. She is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and HIFA Social Media Working Group.

Email: naimareza AT