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HIFA-Spanish launches on 7 November 2018! HIFA-Espanol se lanza el 7 de noviembre de 2018!

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
(Español abajo)   We are delighted to announce that HIFA-Spanish is launching on 7 November 2018.   HIFA-Spanish: is a global campaign and discussion forum to improve the availability and use of reliable health information in Spanish for all (general public, health professionals, policymakers). 

HIFA presentation at Health Systems Research Symposium: Universal Access to Healthcare Information

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Last week at HSR2018, a major international conference on global health research, Geoff Royston gave a poster presentation on behalf of HIFA to draw attention to the need, in progressing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal on Universal Health Coverage, to include the key component of universal access to essential healthcare information, and the growing opportunity to achieve this through making use of the global spread of mobile phones.

Why did I join HIFA? by Julie N Reza

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
From August 2018 we invite individual HIFA members to share their story about why they joined and HIFA and what HIFA means to you. See our first video from Julie N Reza (HIFA Steering Group)! We invite all HIFA members to contact us if you would like to share your story about why you joined HIFA and what it means for you. Not yet a HIFA member? Join here (free). We also welcome your comments and suggestions as we develop this new programme.

HIFA Blog: Month in Review, June 2018 - Vasectomy

Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Quote of the month: “What is required to promote vasectomy is changing the mindset of the menfolk especially in male dominated culture.” (Tusharkanti Dey, HIFA member, Community Health Specialist at the Center for Total Development in India)

Join HIFA for a global discussion: Addressing the reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP) information and service needs and rights of children (0-17) and youth (15-24)

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Join HIFA for a series of thoughtful discussions on the reproductive health and family planning information and services needs and rights of children and youth.  The discussion begins on Monday, July 30, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning, supported by K4Health.  Read the blog about our second discussion (March 2018) on empowering health workers for better family planning. 

HIFA Blog: Month in Review, May 2018 - Antimicrobial resistance

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Quote of the month: “I have just come back from Uganda where people with Malaria seem to be constantly treated with antibiotics as well as Malaria treatment just in case. I was wondering if there are any tests etc that would help to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed in these circumstances?” (Karen Michell, HIFA member, UK)

HIFA presents 'Universal access to healthcare information' at the International Health Congress, Oxford, UK.

Date: Monday, July 2, 2018
On 29 June 2018, HIFA coordinator Neil Pakenham-Walsh and mHIFA adviser Geoff Royston presented 'Universal access to healthcare information' at the International Health Congress in Oxford, UK.

How can we improve the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries?: A summary of a global discussion on CHIFA: Part 2

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
[This blog was originally posted on the Health Newborn network website here]

HIFA Discussion report: Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
With thanks to Fikre Keith and colleagues at K4Health, where this blog is also published here

HIFA Blog: Month in Review, April 2018 - Open access

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Quote of the month: “If Sci-Hub is wrong, then so are these greedy publishers. Unless someone comes up with a viable solution to this problem of restricted access to research Sci-Hub is going to stay and flourish.” (HIFA member Farooq Rathore is a consultant and assistant professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan)

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