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Saturday, April 7, 2018

The theme of World Health Day 2018 is Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Building a future where all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Note: This blog includes personal views of the HIFA moderator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, and is intended to provoke further exploration of the subject. Join HIFA to engage in the discussion.

What do we mean by evidence-informed humanitarian action (preparedness and response)? What kind of evidence do humanitarians need, and why? How can humanitarians access and use evidence more effectively?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Quote of the month: “I attended a public lecture today to mark World Cancer Day: two university academics differed on the question of the causes of cancer, particularly whether cancer can be caused by 'evil spirits' - one was categoric that there is no such causality whilst the other said there is!... So long as such ambivalence remains, the public will continue to delay their access to evidence proven health service by going to [unproven] traditional medicine practitioners.” Joseph Ana, HIFA Member, Nigeria

Monday, April 2, 2018

The HIFA Steering Group is delighted to announce the publication of HIFA in 2017: The Year in Review and Objectives for 2018

Read how we:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Join HIFA for a facilitated discussion, Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning, in collaboration with The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project. 
The discussion begins on Monday, March 26, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning. Read the blog about our first discussion (September 2017) on the FP information needs of women, men, youth and children. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Quote of the month: “The main challenge remains the uncompleted effort to properly define what traditional medicine is, where it starts and stops, codifying the huge armamentorium of herbs / medicines, and how it relates to newer terminology like 'alternative medicine', 'complementary medicine', 'herbal medicine / herbalists', 'Native doctor', etc, etc.” Joseph Ana, HIFA Member, Nigeria

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Quote of the month: “Information overload is a grim reality making it increasingly difficult for individuals to filter out applicable know-how from the mass of available information” John Miescher, HIFA Member, Switzerland

Friday, February 16, 2018
We recently held the first in a series of three online thematic discussions surrounding newborn care, hosted by CHIFA; please see our introduction article here for more information. 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Gladys Dadzie (HIFA Country Representative for Ghana, pictured) has been selected as HIFA Country Representative of the Year 2017 for her energetic presence in promoting HIFA's vision throughout the year conducting different events and activities in Ghana. 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our thanks to HIFA Country Representative Poorva Patil for presenting HIFA and Family Planning at the IBP Regional Meeting, New Delhi, today. 


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