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29 February, 2024

Dear Eduardo,

Many thanks for your message on HIFA yesterday:

You wrote: "In relation to AUDIT, I think it would be appropriate to have an exchange with the WHO to share with them what the HIFA Forum has identified and ask if they share our same concerns and if they are thinking about “updating” the AUDIT, as the US has done, and what would be the steps for it."

Yes I agree. What do others think?

HIFA has a lot of WHO staff among its membership. Would anyone at WHO like to comment?

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: