HIFA welcomes nine new Supporting Organisations in Cameroon, Ghana, Grenada, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and UK

29 January, 2016

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group I would like to welcome nine new HIFA Supporting Organisations:
1. Airport Clinic Ltd, Ghana
2. Blupoint, UK
3. Department of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
4. The Gabriel Bebonbechem Memorial Foundation for Epilepsy and Mental Well-Being (Gbm), Cameroon
5. GOD Heals Hospital, Nigeria
6. Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative, Nigeria
7. St. George’s University, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
8. Swasti Health Resource Centre, India
9. Your Health Matters – Ghana, Ghana

1. Airport Clinic Ltd, Ghana
‘Airport Clinic Ltd aims to provide quality and cost effective health care delivery and travel information for staff and clients of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana.’

2. BluPoint, UK
‘BluPoint delivers curated information and targeted communications, free at the point of use and at faster than 4G speeds, to people in remote areas using the technology in their pockets.’

3. Department of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
‘Bahawalpur has always been a seat of higher learning. Uch Sharif (a nearby ancient town) had one of the largest universities in the world where scholars from all over the world used to come for studies. As a continuation of this tradition a religious University (Jamia Abbasia) was established in Bahawalpur in 1925, following the academic pursuits of Jamia Al-Azhar, Egypt. The renowned scholars spread the beacon of Islam by teaching Tafseer of Quran, Hadith, Fiqh, and History along with other contemporary subjects.’

4. The Gabriel Bebonbechem Memorial Foundation for Epilepsy and Mental Well-Being (Gbm)
‘The Gbm Foundation’s mission is to Contribute to research, and the fight against taboo, stigma, unawareness, rejection and outright abuse of epileptics and mentally challenged in our society, guided by empathy, respect, inclusiveness and justice for the vulnerable and persons with disabilities.’

5. God Heals Hospital
God Heals Hospitals provide health services for the people of Umuahia, Abia State, and Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria.

6. Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative
‘Mani envisions a Nigeria where citizens are aware of mental health and its importance in achieving overall health. We wish for those impacted to be able to live a life full of dignity, free of stigmatization and with good access to high-quality health services. Our website will be ready soon and we can´t wait to tell you about our plans for the future!!!’

7. St. George’s University, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
‘Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending St. George’s enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically-advanced facilities of a world-class institution.’

8. Swasti Health Resource Centre
‘Swasti is a health resource centre established in 2002 with a focus on achieving public health outcomes for those who are socially excluded and poor. We are a niche service provider in the public health sector, delivering end-to-end solutions as well as short and long term support and facilitation, combining research and practice. Known to implement focused initiatives for marginalized communities, we balance passion and professionalism with cross-sectoral experience’

9. Your Health Matters – Ghana
‘Your Health Matters – Ghana (YHMG) is being officially launced in April 2016, (YHMG) a Non-Governmental Organisation established to improve the health of ghanaians.’

We look forward to work with the above organisations towards our shared vision of a world where every person and every health worker has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible.

There are now *278* Supporting Organisations worldwide committed to the HIFA vision. The full list is available here

We welcome new Supporting Organisations. If the goals of YOUR organisation align with the HIFA vision, please join us!
- HIFA Supporting Organisations are under no obligation to provide financial support
- HIFA Supporting Organisations are promoted on HIFA publications and website
- HIFA Supporting Organisations are invited to explore possibilities for collaboration (please contact us for details).

To become a HIFA Supporting Organisation, please download an application form from the HIFA home page: www.hifa2015.org

Many thanks,

Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh
Coordinator, HIFA
On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group