HIFA has more than 20,000 professional members in 180 countries, representing all parts of the global healthcare information system: researchers, journal editors, systematic reviewers, guideline developers, publishers, librairans, information professionals and users of reliable (health professionals, policymakers, patients and individuals).

HIFA members interact 24/7 on six global forums in four languages (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish), sharing experience and expertise to better understand healthcare information needs and how to meet them, and thereby improve quality of healthcare and reduce avoidable suffering and death.

This includes more than 400 volunteers who serve as main steering group; forum steering groups; moderators and catalysts of the forums; social media group; fundraising group; project working groups; and country representatives. Contact if you would like to explore possibilities for volunteering with HIFA!

HIFA also has more than 400 supporting organisations who have officially declared their support for the HIFA vision.

HIFA member file exchange

The HIFA forums do not carry attachments. HIFA members may use this page to distribute occasional publications that are not available elsewhere. Documents are held temporarily. 

Why did I join HIFA? Video series

Here is the latest video, from Jackeline Alger, Honduras. See here for a description of the series and other videos in the collection. 



Members have many reasons for joining HIFA.  Some are personal, others are linked to work or careers. 

We'd really like to hear your story: If you're a HIFA member and would like to add your story about joining HIFA to that of others, please contact us. We can provide technical support to help develop your story and the final video. Not yet a HIFA member? Join here (free).
About the videos: Videos are developed by HIFA member and volunteer Ben Nicholls, with assistance from our Social Media Working Group. All videos are published under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0) unless otherwise stated. 

The videos

3. Jackeline Alger, Honduras (English version):

2. Jackeline Alger, Honduras (Spanish version):

1. Julie Reza, UK/Bangladesh (English):