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)
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).
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.
From August 2018 we invite individual HIFA members to share their story about why they joined and HIFA and what HIFA means to you. See our first video from Julie N Reza (HIFA Steering Group)!
We invite all HIFA members to contact us if you would like to share your story about why you joined HIFA and what it means for you. Not yet a HIFA member? Join here (free). We also welcome your comments and suggestions as we develop this new programme.
Quote of the month: “What is required to promote vasectomy is changing the mindset of the menfolk especially in male dominated culture.” (Tusharkanti Dey, HIFA member, Community Health Specialist at the Center for Total Development in India)
Join HIFA for a series of thoughtful discussions on the reproductive health and family planning information and services needs and rights of children and youth. The discussion begins on Monday, July 30, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning, supported by K4Health. Read the blog about our second discussion (March 2018) on empowering health workers for better family planning.
Quote of the month: “I have just come back from Uganda where people with Malaria seem to be constantly treated with antibiotics as well as Malaria treatment just in case. I was wondering if there are any tests etc that would help to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed in these circumstances?” (Karen Michell, HIFA member, UK)