The Main HIFA Steering Group is an informal group of HIFA volunteers who provide technical guidance on the implementation of HIFA activities. The group meets every 3 months and holds an annual Strategy Day meeting. The members represent the range of stakeholders in the global healthcare information system and are often drawn from key supporting organisations and collaborating partners, with decisions taken democratically. The group may delegate major tasks to Working Groups (eg Project Working Groups, Social Media Working Group) with a similar constitution.
The HIFA Steering Group is supported by the HIFA Advisory Group: Ibrahima Bob (British Embassy, Senegal), Jackie Cheeseborough (Partnerships in Health Information), Patricia Cholewka (City University, New York), Catherine Coleman (Health Communication Core, USA), Darlena David (Independent), John Eyers (rtd London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Erica Frank (Health Sciences Online), Eric Friedman (O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, USA), Meenakshi Gautham (Independent), Maryvonne Grisetti (rtd WHO), Robert Hughes (DFID), Sue Jacob (Independent), Yunkap Kwankam (former Coordinator of eHealth, WHO), Mona Nasser (Cochrane Collaboration), Daniel Ncayiyana (Benguela Health (Pty) Ltd, South Africa), Caroline Nyamai Kisia (Action Africa Help International, Kenya), Ayo Onatola (Independent), Tikki Pang (National University of Singapore), Geoff Royston (Independent), John Sandars (University of Leeds, UK), Abi Smith (Medsin), Mark Storey (Independent), Veronique Thouvenot (Independent), Peter Tugwell (University of Ottawa), Regina Ungerer (Fiocruz), Bill Ward (South Florida College of Public Health).