We are delighted to announce a new 5-minute video on the HIFA YouTube channel. Isabelle Wachsmuth (Communication and project manager, Universal Health Coverage and Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva; Lead moderator, HIFA-French. http://www.hifa.org/forums/hifa-french) introduces Healthcare Information For All. She ends with with a focus on multilingualism and a call to action for publishers to improve the availability of health research in languages other than English.
As a part of on-going development of the HIFA.org website, we have analysed the website traffic to understand the breadth of our user base and the value this resource can bring to our members and non-members alike.
The HIFA working group on Access to Health Research is delighted to announce our upcoming sponsored HIFA thematic discussion:
OPEN ACCESS: PERCEPTIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
The discussion starts on 22 July and will last for 4 weeks. The main discussion will be on HIFA (English) and we shall also hold parallel discussions on CHIFA (child health and rights), HIFA-Portuguese, HIFA-French, HIFA-Spanish and HIFA-Zambia.
Here are some of the questions and myths we'll be exploring:
A total of 15 individuals are now giving regularly to HIFA through a monthly standing order, raising nearly £3,000 per year. Those who have agreed to be named are listed on our Donate page (see Personal donations 2010-2019):
HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso (a former winner of CR of the Year) helped to organise, facilitate and present at the Pan-African Health Conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon: Addressing health challenges of rural and marginalized African communities.
Didier focused his presentation on HIFA and the role that accessing and making available health information has in empowering populations everywhere and especially in rural areas to have good health. 25 participants decided to become HIFA members and are now participating on the HIFA-English and HIFA-French forums.