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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Quote of the month: "No stone must be left unturned in the fight against Ebola, because as the West Africa epidemic showed, no nation is safe until DR Congo is free of Ebola virus disease." (HIFA Steering Group member Joseph AnaAfrica Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety, Nigeria)

Monday, April 15, 2019

(Spanish below, Español abajo)

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

Saturday, April 6, 2019
The five short presentations by HIFA members are now available on YouTube here

1. Neil Pakenham-Walsh (HIFA Coordinator): Introduction to HIFA (18 mins) (sous-titré en français)
 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

HIFA continues to grow steadily and total membership is now more than 19,000. The largest forums continue to be the main HIFA forum (English), CHIFA (English), and HIFA-Portuguese. HIFA-French and HIFA-Zambia continue to grow. In November 2018 we launched HIFA-Spanish in collaboration with WHO, PAHO and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the Andalucian School of Public Health. HIFA-Spanish is our fourth language and aligns with our strategic commitment to multilingualism. See the PDF below for further details.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HIFA is launching a fundraising appeal on 14th March at the HIFA office in Charlbury, near Oxford.

HIFA's activities, projects and forums continue to grow rapidly in size and number, and we aim to raise enough money to recruit a second paid member of staff to work with the coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh.

Our immediate aim is to raise at least £75,000 per annum for our work in 2019 (this includes all 6 forums, 13 projects, salaries, admin, publications etc). Eventually we hope to raise £150-200k per annum.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Congratulations to CHIFA Lead moderator Tony Waterston and Charlotte Wright for their publication on 9 February in The Lancet. Their article is highlighted in this week's print Lancet which features their quote on the front cover:

"Surely the time has come to close the door on industry funding of paediatric organisations and protect our breastfeeding mothers from unfair influence."

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Quote of the month: “I am my own plagiarism software and have not used any of the trademark software. This is because I learnt to consciously cite as appropriate.” (HIFA member Olufemi Ajumobi, National Malaria Programme, Nigeria)

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 

In this editorial, Tony Waterston (lead moderator, CHIFA) and Neil Pakenham Walsh (coordinator, HIFA) discuss problems with the provision of health information to healthcare providers around the world and the work of CHIFA (Child Healthcare Information for All).

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). 
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.

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