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HIFA member Soumyadeep Bhaumick presents 'Understanding Implementation Research: Case study from the HIFA virtual discussion forum' at Global Evidence Summit

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
HIFA Country Representative Soumyadeep Bhaumick presented a poster on 'Understanding Implementation Research: Case study from the HIFA virtual discussion forum' at the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, 13-16 September 2017, on behalf of the HIFA Working Group on Evidence-Informed Policy & Practice.  The three main themes, as described by HIFA members, are: 1. There is confusion about IR, particularly in relation to similar approaches like quality improvement, operational research, knowledge translation and health-services research.

Join HIFA for a global discussion: Meeting the Family Planning and Contraception information needs of adolescents, girls, women, and men

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Join HIFA for a series of thoughtful discussions on how to meet the family planning and contraception (FP/C) information needs of the general public, healthcare providers, and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries, as ell as how to address harmful myths and misconceptions surrounding FP/C. 

HIFA Country Representative Jackeline Alger promotes HIFA at the XIII Central American and Caribbean Meeting on Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Honduras

Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
HIFA Country Representative Jackeline Alger is giving a presentation about HIFA at the XIII Central American and Caribbean Meeting on Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, August 22 to 26, 2017, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is also announcing the launch of HIFA-Spanish, which we aim to start later this year in collaboration with WHO, PAHO, and the Andalucian School of Public Health. 

HIFA Discussion on Systematic Reviews - Summary now available

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
From 15 May to 23 June 2017 the HIFA Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice working group supported a HIFA thematic discussion on Systematic Reviews, around five questions. 89 messages, from 36 contributors, were received. This 2-page narrative review summarizes the opinions expressed.   See below for the full (76p) and edited (22p) versions of the discussion, respectively:

HIFA Blog: Month in review, July 2017 - Community Health Workers

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Quote of the month: “We are convinced that the truth stops at what we have learned in our schools; we are afraid to empower communities and lose importance… we just prefer to study the community approach and talk about it. But we do not want to implement it.”Simon Kabore (HIFA Member, Directeur Exécutif du Réseau Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels, Burkina Faso), translated from a posting on the HIFA-French forum

HIFA and K4Health announce collaboration to promote availability and use of information on Family Planning and Contraception

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Join HIFA! Complete our brief survey on Family Planning (5 mins) and chance to win $20 USD.

mHIFA Expert Advisor Geoff Royston presents at the Digital Health conference, London, 2-5 July 2017

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Geoff Royston, expert advisor to the HIFA Project on Mobile Healthcare Information For All (mHIFA), gave a presentation at the Digital Health conference in London on 2-5 July 2017.

HIFA Blog 2: The Month In Review, June 2017 - Information on medicines

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Quote of the month: "Asking the question 'What matters to you?' rather than 'What is the matter with you?' can be done in any healthcare setting. In fact healthcare will be more efficient if health care professionals take that approach. So much waste comes from making assumptions about what it is that people want and need" Daniel Munday, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Health Service Research, International Nepal Fellowship, Kathmandu, Nepal

Country Representative Jackeline Alger will represent HIFA at the 13th Central America and Caribbean Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 22-26, 2017

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Country Representative Jackeline Alger will give a presentation on HIFA at the 13th Central America and Caribbean Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 22-26, 2017.  

Join HIFA for a major thematic discussion on Library and Information Services in emergencies, disasters and disease outbreaks, 17 July - 18 August 2017

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Join HIFA! Tsunamis, earthquakes; terrorism; biological, chemical or nuclear warfare; disease outbreaks, global pandemics, antimicrobial resistance... The health impact of national and global emergencies depends largely on the degree to which individuals, communities, nations and supranational bodies are adequately informed. To what extent are current Library and Information Services (LIS) meeting the information needs of different user groups in different contexts? Where are the gaps and what are the priorities for future action? 

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