Lack of healthcare information contributes to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths every day worldwide, across all areas of health care. Life-saving interventions such as increased fluids for child diarrhoea and amoxicillin for child pneumonia are often locally available, but are simply not provided in time because of lack of healthcare information. In India, for example, three in five mothers wrongly believe they should withhold fluids if their child develops diarrhoea, thereby inadvertently increasing the risk of death from dehydration - contributing to hundreds of avoidable deaths every day in India alone.
The HIFA Vision:

A world where every person will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible

In the spotlight

HIFA invites everyone to contribute to Geneva Health Forum Roundtable: How can we improve the availability and use of health research information in LMICs?

Definition: 'Health research information' here refers primarily (but not exclusively) to... Read more
Healthcare Information For All is an ambitious goal but it can be achieved if all stakeholders work together.
World Health Organization
HIFA brings together all stakeholders on six forums:
HIFA | CHIFA (Child health) | HIFA-French | HIFA-Portuguese | HIFA-Spanish | HIFA-Zambia

Join us. See also the HIFA Voices database on information needs and how to meet them.

Collaborate with HIFA to accelerate progress towards our shared vision. Partner with our growing list of current financial supporters (below).