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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Our editorial 'Healthcare information for all', co-authored with Fiona Godlee (Editor-in-Chief, BMJ), has just been published in The BMJ.

This editorial was prompted by the recent official statement on 'Healthcare Information For All' by the World Medical Association, which represents more than 10 million doctors worldwide.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Here is the (belated) HIFA Annual Review for 2018. Thanks to all our members and volunteers for your ongoing support.  

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group, we are delighted to announce the winners of our HIFA Country Representative of the Year awards.

The overall winner is Christopher Chibiuke Alagboso, from Nigeria (pictured). Chibuike has helped raise the visibility of HIFA in Nigeria (we now have 1,587 HIFA members in Nigeria!) and also participated in the launch of the HIFA Appeal, March 2019, where he gave an excellent presentation, which you can see on the HIFA YouTube Channel.

Special commendations are awarded to:

Monday, February 3, 2020

Quote of the month: “It’s true that environmental degradation is surrounding us in all we do and all we eat and it seems that there is no escape. The impact of all this on health of people is enormous and cannot be ignored."(HIFA Steering Group member Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Jordan)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Definition: 'Health research information' here refers primarily (but not exclusively) to peer-reviewed research papers, as typically published in journals.

The HIFA Access to Health Research project is planning a Roundtable at the Geneva Health Forum, 24th March 2020, on the theme What next steps are needed to improve the availability and use of health research information in LMICs?  Join HIFA to take part in the pre-event thematic discussion on the following questions:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) has long been advocating that medical journal editors across the world should consider the information needs of the vast majority of the global population who do not have English as a first language.
 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

HIFA is delighted to welcome the World Organization of Family Doctors WONCA as our 400th official supporting organisation!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

As we approach the end of another successful year, the HIFA Steering Group is delighted to announce that the World Medical Association (WMA), which represents more than 10 million doctors worldwide, has unanimously approved and published a Statement on Healthcare Information For All in recognition of the significance of tackling information poverty to improve global health. This statement was proposed by the British Medical Association which has long supported HIFA's efforts to improve access to

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

HIFA joins with WHO, UHC2030 and others in celebrating Universal Health Coverage Day, 2019.
Below are the key asks from the UHC website: https://universalhealthcoverageday.org/key-asks/

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1. Ensure Political Leadership Beyond Health
Commit to achieve UHC for healthy lives and well-being for all at all stages, as a social contract.

2. Leave No One Behind
Pursue equity in access to quality health services with financial protection.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

HIFA-Portuguese was officially launched on November 19, 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique when the first 350 members received the first message sent directly from the launch event (see photo).

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