12 January, 2017

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is seeking collaborators to explore how to increase the availability and use of reliable information on mental health, for the prevention and management of mental illness in low- and middle-income countries - and how to reduce misinformation, myth and stigma.

We have several eminent global mental health professionals among our members. In 2017 we aim to expand the depth and breadth of our discussions in this area. If you have an interest in global mental health, please join us.

19 December, 2016

The HIFA Access to Health Research working group is supporting a third thematic discussion here on HIFA from 19 December 2016 to 13 January 2017 around the following four questions:

1. How can research be made available in the right language, both for producers as well as consumers of health research?

2. How can we improve access to the full text of research papers?

3. How can we improve access to complementary and derivative publications (eg plain-language summaries, commentaries, policy briefs)?

3 December, 2016

New: Deadline has been extended by 1 week to 13th January 2017.

14 November, 2016

HIFA is delighted to welcome 11 new HIFA Supporting Organisations!
1. African Institute for Development Policy 
2. Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria
3. Asociación Hondureña de Parasitología 
4. Breast Without Spot
5. Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
5. International Network of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
6. EUCLID School of Global Health and Bioethics 
7. International Network of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
8. Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs 

12 November, 2016

Many of us have been highly impressed by the work of organisations such as Medical Aid Films, Global Health Media Project, SAWBO and others involved in the production of video health content. With this in mind, the Mobile HIFA Working Group (which is dedicated to issues of mobile phone-based healthcare information for citizens, parents and children) carried out a survey of video content producers.

2 November, 2016

Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik gave this Powerpoint presentation at the Cochrane Colloquium in Seoul, South Korea, 23-27 October 2016, on behalf of the Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice working group. The presentation highlights some of the key points emerging from the HIFA thematic discussion on Evidence-Informed Country-Level Health Policymaking. 



1 November, 2016

From 19th September to 21 October 2016, the HIFA Project on Health Partnerships hosted a thematic discussion on health partnerships as defined and supported by THET: 'A health partnership is an on-going collaboration between health institutions in high income countries and those in low and middle income countries.' There was some discussion also on HIFA-French and HIFA-Zambia.  

29 October, 2016

Job title: Assistant Moderator for CHIFA Discussion Forum

Type of role: Voluntary (unpaid)

Start date: Monday 5th December

Finish date: Flexible

Place of work: Home-based


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