New advocacy video: Why I joined HIFA by Julie N Reza

9 August, 2018

Dear HIFA colleagues,

We're delighted to share a short video (2 minutes), "Why I joined HIFA", by HIFA Steering Group member Julie N Reza:

HIFA is a fantastic community of people from different backgrounds and with different life experiences, all with their own reasons for joining the campaign. We very much hope to hear your views and comments on Julie's video and hope that this will encourage you to share your story in a similar way. Do get in touch with us if you are interested in doing so. We can provide technical support.

Our thanks to HIFA volunteers Ben Nicholls [] and Emmanuel Benyeogor [] for help in putting this together. And, especially, thank you to Julie N Reza [] for sharing her personal and moving story. It is a reminder of what we are all about: human rights, compassion, and prevention of avoidable death and suffering.

We are promoting the video on our various social media platforms with the hashtag #whyIjoinedHIFA - please support by liking & retweeting.

Tw: @hifa_org


Best wishes, Jules & Neil (on behalf of the HIFA Social Media Group: )

Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare information - Join HIFA:

HIFA profile: Julie Storr has over a decade of experience working for WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. Her current work spans two WHO units - quality Universal Health Coverage and Global Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national IPC policy development in Sierra Leone. She led on the development of the recently published evidence based WHO Guidelines on the Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level. She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the seminal cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals including Implementation Science, and on the international advisory board of the Journal of Infection Prevention. She is currently studying for a doctorate in public health (health care leadership and management) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore.

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - ), a global community with more than 18,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on five global forums in three languages. He also currently chairs the Dgroups Foundation ( ), which supports 800 communities of practice on international development, health and social justice. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: /HIFAdotORG