Dear HIFA colleagues,
On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group, I am delighted to welcome the Universal Medical Esperanto Association as a new HIFA Supporting Organisation:
'The Universal Medical Esperanto-Association (UMEA) was founded in 1908 to spread and cultivate the use of the international language Esperanto in medicine. The very aim of Esperanto is to overcome language barriers. Since its foundation until today UMEA is active in this direction by supporting the collaboration among the international membership of the association, organizes medical conferences, works together with national medical associations and health care providers even in remote regions of the world and pursues specific projects to overcome language barriers in medicine. UMEA edits a medical journal of its own since 1923 – Medicina Internacia Revuo, MIR, which covers diverse topics in health care and publishes articles in different languages with abstracts in English and Esperanto.'
There are now *325* Supporting Organisations worldwide committed to the HIFA vision: a world where every person and every health worker has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others. The full list is available here: http://www.hifa.org/support/supporting-organisations
If YOUR organisation would like to add your voice to support HIFA, please apply here:
Every new HIFA Supporting Organisation moves us closer to our goal. Supporting Organisations are under no obligation to provide financial support.
Best wishes, Neil
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