Nagasaki University supports HIFA

6 July, 2018

Dear HIFA colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that Nagasaki University has just provided HIFA with funding to assist with a systematic review led by Christopher Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The review aims to learn about how primary healthcare workers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) obtain information during consultations to aid prescribing. The work is being facilitated by the HIFA working group on Prescribers and Users of Medicines

6 weeks ago we called for HIFA volunteers to help with the review and we have had a very generous response. More than 20 HIFA volunteers have stepped forward to help with this. Thank you to all. We are still looking for more volunteers. See our call here:

Nagasaki University is an inspiring academic institution 'invested with a unique mission by the atomic bombing [9 August, 1945]... Nagasaki University contributes to the improvement of a well-balanced society by transmitting its inheritance of the traditional culture rooted in Nagasaki, cultivating a fertile creative sense in students, and developing innovative science for world peace [and aims] to become a world-class center of €œglobal health€ education and research that contributes to human health on a global scale through interdisciplinary integration of preventive medicine, health economics and other related areas, building on our outstanding achievements in the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, and life sciences and radiation research.'

Best wishes, Neil

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines

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