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What do we mean by evidence-informed humanitarian action?

Date: 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?

HIFA Blog: Month in review, February 2018 - Pros and cons of Traditional Medicine

Date: 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

Publication: HIFA in 2017: The Year in Review and Objectives for 2018

Date: 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:

Join the global HIFA discussion: Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning

Date: 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. 

HIFA Blog: Month in review, January 2018 - Traditional Medicine and Universal Health Coverage

Date: 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

HIFA Blog: Month in review, December 2017 - Too much information?

Date: 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

How can we improve the care of small and sick newborns in low- and middle-income countries? Highlights of Discussion 1 (2017)

Date: 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.   

Announcement: HIFA Country Representative of the Year 2017

Date: 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.   

HIFA CR Poorva Patil presents HIFA at IBP Consortium, Delhi

Date: 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. 
Photo credit: Syane Luntangan

Join CHIFA for a global discussion on Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Who is caring for the newborn? When? 19 February to 30 March 2018  How do I join? Join CHIFA here today!

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