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

This month we celebrate 10 years since the launch of HIFA-Portuguese!

HIFA-Portuguese was officially launched on November 19, 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique when the first 350 members received the first message sent directly from the launch event (see photo). For the HIFA family, this was a... 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
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