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HIFA Annual Review for 2016

HIFA Annual Review 2016

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Please find here our HIFA Annual Review for 2016.  Thank you to everyone for making this such a successful year! Highlights: Membership increased to over 16,000 in 176 countries 100s of global health discussions in 3 languages (En,Fr,Pt) Launch of new website: www.hifa.org Collaboration with WHO to implement HIFA in all UN languages 3 new HIFA Projects: 

HIFA Blog 1: The Month In Review, May 2017 - Traditional Birth Attendants

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Traditional Birth Attendants Quote of the month: "It's like forbidding a hospital attendant from applying first aid to victims of a road traffic accident” (Joseph Ana, Nigeria, quoting Shima Gyoh, professor of surgery at Benue State University, Nigeria)

Muhammad Asaduzzaman, HIFA Country Representative Bangladesh, publishes blog about HIFA on ICDDR,B website

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Read the blog on the ICDDR,B website: Healthcare information for all to lower death and suffering

Community Health Workers feel unrecognised and undervalued

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Community Health Workers feel unrecognised and undervalued by community leaders and health professionals. This was the central message from a major thematic discussion held on the HIFA forums and sponsored by The Lancet, Reachout Project/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, World Vision International and USAID Assist Project.

Understanding Implementation Research for Global Health: insights from a HIFA online discussion

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Author: Soumyadeep Bhaumik is a member of the Working Group on Evidence-Informed Policy & Practice, Healthcare Information for All. He is a medical doctor working in the field of evidence syntheses and program evaluation in India. Twitter : @DrSoumyadeepB

Access to Health Research: Priorities for advocacy and action

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
During 2015 and 2016 the HIFA Project on Access to Health Research supported a series of thematic discussions on the HIFA forums on a wide range of questions.   The project working group has now reviewed the outputs of these discussions with a view to taking forward specific issues through advocacy and action. The following seven issues are highlighted for your comments and suggestions on ways forward: 1. "Most research is wasted because it is never published"

Technical problem with HIFA Daily Digests

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Thank you to HIFA members who report they are not receiving Daily digests on HIFA. Our technical lead is investigating and we hope to have this resolved within 48 hours. Distribution of individual HIFA messages is not affected.  To change email notification preferences, log in to HIFA Dgroups platform click on the profile menu and open Preferences dialog, and then click on Edit preferences for this community only link on the bottom of the dialog.

Join HIFA discussion on Systematic Reviews starting 15 May 2017

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Join HIFA here! What are systematic reviews? Why are they important? What are their strengths and weaknesess? How can systematic reviews and local research be used more effectively to support evidence-informed policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries?

Report of training seminar on Health Literacy, Cameroon

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
On the 29th of April 2017, in Yaoundé a training seminar on Health literacy was organised by HIFA Country Representative for Cameroon, Didier Demassosso. Objective of the training seminar  i) increase HIFA membership in Cameroon  and ii) increase awareness of  health literacy as a means to promote health  This training was intended for members of the GREENWHITE NGO, an organisation devoted to social issues in Cameroon.

HIFA Country Representative Dr. Muhammad Asaduzzaman receives SIDA grant for AMR research

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
HIFA Country Representative in Bangladesh, Dr. Muhammad Asaduzzaman has been awarded the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) grant to conduct research on Antimicrobial Resistance. SIDA works to contribute in implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development. In response to this prestigious grant call for 2017-2018, 138 proposals were received and after rigorous review process by the Scientific Advisory Group members, only 13 proposals have been selected for funding. 

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