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Using WhatsApp to connect Community Health Workers in Uganda with the global HIFA community

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Carol Namata is an Environmental Health Officer at Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda. Professional interests: Health promotion in communities. 
By Lars Klintwall Malmqvist (Larsklintwallmalmqvist) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

HIFA Blog: Month in review, November 2017 - Hand washing

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Quote of the month: "It is not only tiring but irritating to talk to a health worker on the need to constantly wash hands after every procedure… When you ask why didn't you wash your hands, the answer is always 'I forgot, I am sorry'" Shehu U Muhammad, HIFA Member, Field Specialist, Nigeria, for the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign

HIFA Blog: Month in review, October 2017 - Too Much Medicine

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Quote of the month: “We doctors should admit that our behaviour has not been in favour of patients. We have caused a massive resistance to antibiotics. We are making poor buy drugs that most times are expensive and unnecessary."  Massimo Serventi (Paediatrician, Tanzania; member of HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines) 

Mobile Healthcare Information for All: a simple and affordable early step towards worldwide universal health coverage by 2030

Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is the defining concept of our time for global health.  The World Health Assembly and the United Nations General Assembly have called on countries to 'urgently and significantly scale up efforts to accelerate the transition towards universal access to affordable and quality healthcare services'.  We argue that universal access to essential healthcare information is a prerequisite for UHC and that it is readily achievable thanks to mobile phone technology.

Interested in global health, child health and rights? Work with CHIFA!

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Would you like to get more experience in public/global health, while working on some interesting and valuable projects, and gaining some great contacts? Child Healthcare Information for All (CHIFA) is looking for a CHIFA Desk Officer. This is a paid position for 4 hours a week (flexible timing), and is largely home-based/remote working, so it should be easy to fit it around your studies and/or work.  The successful applicant would need to be based within 50 miles of Oxford to enable occasional visits tothe HIFA office for training and meetings.

Humanitarian Evidence Week: Disaster Lit & HIFA Webinar, 9 November 2017

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. GMT (UTC)

HIFA Blog: Month in review, September 2017 - Family Planning

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Quote of the month: “If a woman becomes pregnant while wearing an Intra-Uterine Device, this device can enter the baby's body, even in his brain." (A misconception about the dangers of using IUDs, reported by Andre Shongo, HIFA Member and Country Representative, Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Join HIFA for a global discussion on Evidence-Informed Humanitarian Action! Starts 16 October 2017

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
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HIFA Blog: Month in review, August 2017 - Information, disasters and disease outbreaks

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Quote of the month: “I learnt about Ebola as a one page note during medical school. No special information was provided to doctors so I took to Google like everyone else. I continued working right through the outbreak and we faced challenges that we just muddled through." Bintu Mansaray (Sierra Leone)

HIFA Prescribers and Users of Medicines Coordinator Sarah Cavanagh presents our work at the UKMi Practice Development Seminar, UK

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Sarah Cavanagh is presenting  a poster on 'Medicines Information for All: Improving the availability of information for prescribers and users of medicines worldwide', on behalf of the HIFA Prescribers and Users of Medicine Project, at the UKMi Practice Development Seminar this week in Birmingham, UK. The poster outlines the importance of the issue, the work of the project to date and proposed next steps.


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