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HIFA joins ICM, CNMF and WaterAid in campaign for quality healthcare for all through water, sanitation and hygiene in all health facilities

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
We are delighted to announce that HIFA have joined the International Confederation of Midwives, Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Federation and WaterAid in campaigning for quality healthcare for all through water, sanitation and hygiene in all health facilities. You can find out more about the Healthy Start campaign here: 

HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso talks on radio about HIFA and mental health in Cameroon

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso took to the airwaves today in Yaounde, Cameroon! He was the principal guest of Radio Journalist Ms Promise Akanteh. They discussed HIFA, access to healthcare information, and - in particular - availability and use of mental healthcare information, mental health literacy and health promotion. 

The CHIFA Powerpoint is now available in 7 languages!

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that the CHIFA Powerpoint presentation (which explains CHIFA's vision and activities, its breadth of membership, and reasons to join), is now available in Indonesian, Arabic, French, Spanish, Serbian, Hausa! (Nigeria) and Dutch. Our thanks to: Jum'atil Fajar, Abdel-Moneim Minshawi, Martin Yakum, Mirjana Radovanovic, Hafsat Rufai Ahmad, and Wout Devlies (who are all CHIFA Country Representatives), as well as Raul Mercer and Gonca Yilmaz (who are both CHIFA Working Group members).

CHIFA Webinar: Vaccination and Child Rights, 7th October 2016

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
New! CHIFA Webinar: Vaccination and Child Rights, 7th October 2016, 13.00 GMT Organised by the CHIFA Steering Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) See below for details on how to connect to the webinar. We thank the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, for technical hosting. Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Rita Nathawad Facilitator: Tony WaterstonDuration: 45 mins (talk 30 mins, discussion 15 mins)

Lord Nigel Crisp asks parliamentary questions on behalf of BMA and HIFA

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
We are very grateful to Lord Nigel Crisp for putting two parliamentary questions to the UK Government, further to a request by the BMA: Question 1: "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase access to information about health and health care for both members of the public and health workers globally." (HL1817)  Tabled on: 12 September 2016 Response: Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Department for International Development): 

Health partnerships: What works and what doesn't?

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
<p>We invite you to <a href="/join/join-hifa-english">join HIFA</a> for an&nbsp;an online discussion on health partnership research, from&nbsp;19&nbsp;September to 21 October&nbsp;2016, supported by <a href="http://www.thet.org">THET</a>.</p>

New discussion: Implementation Research - engaging everyone, not just scientists!

Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Improving access to medical treatments and other health services Join HIFA today for a major thematic discussion on Implementation Research. The discussion will launch on 8 August 2016 and will continue through to 19 September 2016. We are grateful for support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and The Lancet.

Highlights of HIFA discussion: How can health research from LMICs be made more accessible?

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
From 6 June to 3 July 2016 HIFA hosted a thematic discussion around an important and neglected question: How can health research from low- and middle-income countries be made more accessible? This builds upon a previous, broader discussion on Access to Health Research, which led to the Manila Declaration on the Availability and Use of Health Research Information in and for Low- and Middle-income Countries in the Asia Pacific Region (26 August 2015).

HIFA @ Evidence Live!

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
HIFA presentation: From Persuasion to Empowerment, Evidence Live conference, Oxford, 23 June 2016 HIFA Coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh gave a short presentation at the Evidence Live conference, Oxford, 23 June 2016. At a time of increasing complexity in modern medicine he emphasised the importance of meeting the basic healthcare information needs of citizens and health workers. Full text of presentation

New HIFA Thematic Discussion: How can health research from LMICs be made more accessible?

Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Last year we held a major thematic discussion on Access to Health Research, which led to the Manila Declaration on the Availability and Use of Health Research Information in and for Low- and Middle-income Countries in the Asia Pacific Region (26 August 2015).

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