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HIFA Blog: Month in review, July 2017 - Community Health Workers

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Quote of the month: “We are convinced that the truth stops at what we have learned in our schools; we are afraid to empower communities and lose importance… we just prefer to study the community approach and talk about it. But we do not want to implement it.” Simon Kabore (HIFA Member, Directeur Exécutif du Réseau Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels, Burkina Faso), translated from a posting on the HIFA-French forum

HIFA and K4Health announce collaboration to promote availability and use of information on Family Planning and Contraception

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Join HIFA! Complete our brief survey on Family Planning (5 mins) and chance to win $20 USD.

mHIFA Expert Advisor Geoff Royston presents at the Digital Health conference, London, 2-5 July 2017

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Geoff Royston, expert advisor to the HIFA Project on Mobile Healthcare Information For All (mHIFA), gave a presentation at the Digital Health conference in London on 2-5 July 2017.

HIFA Blog 2: The Month In Review, June 2017 - Information on medicines

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Quote of the month: "Asking the question 'What matters to you?' rather than 'What is the matter with you?' can be done in any healthcare setting. In fact healthcare will be more efficient if health care professionals take that approach. So much waste comes from making assumptions about what it is that people want and need" Daniel Munday, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Health Service Research, International Nepal Fellowship, Kathmandu, Nepal

Country Representative Jackeline Alger will represent HIFA at the 13th Central America and Caribbean Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 22-26, 2017

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
Country Representative Jackeline Alger will give a presentation on HIFA at the 13th Central America and Caribbean Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 22-26, 2017.  

Join HIFA for a major thematic discussion on Library and Information Services in emergencies, disasters and disease outbreaks, 17 July - 18 August 2017

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Join HIFA! Tsunamis, earthquakes; terrorism; biological, chemical or nuclear warfare; disease outbreaks, global pandemics, antimicrobial resistance... The health impact of national and global emergencies depends largely on the degree to which individuals, communities, nations and supranational bodies are adequately informed. To what extent are current Library and Information Services (LIS) meeting the information needs of different user groups in different contexts? Where are the gaps and what are the priorities for future action? 
HIFA Annual Review for 2016

HIFA Annual Review 2016

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Please find here our HIFA Annual Review for 2016.  Thank you to everyone for making this such a successful year! Highlights: Membership increased to over 16,000 in 176 countries 100s of global health discussions in 3 languages (En,Fr,Pt) Launch of new website: www.hifa.org Collaboration with WHO to implement HIFA in all UN languages 3 new HIFA Projects: 

HIFA Blog 1: The Month In Review, May 2017 - Traditional Birth Attendants

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
Traditional Birth Attendants Quote of the month: "It's like forbidding a hospital attendant from applying first aid to victims of a road traffic accident” (Joseph Ana, Nigeria, quoting Shima Gyoh, professor of surgery at Benue State University, Nigeria)

Muhammad Asaduzzaman, HIFA Country Representative Bangladesh, publishes blog about HIFA on ICDDR,B website

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Read the blog on the ICDDR,B website: Healthcare information for all to lower death and suffering

Community Health Workers feel unrecognised and undervalued

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Community Health Workers feel unrecognised and undervalued by community leaders and health professionals. This was the central message from a major thematic discussion held on the HIFA forums and sponsored by The Lancet, Reachout Project/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, World Vision International and USAID Assist Project.


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