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Video & Animation Health Content for Citizens: The Challenges for Content Producers

Date: Saturday, November 12, 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.

New HIFA Thematic Discussion: How can published research be made more accessible to users in low- and middle-income countries?

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
7 November until 2 December 2016. Join HIFA today to follow the discussion...

Drivers and barriers to evidence-informed country-level health policymaking: HIFA presentation at the Cochrane Colloquium, Seoul, South Korea

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 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.     

Health Partnerships: Highlights of a HIFA discussion sponsored by THET

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 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.  

CHIFA (child health and rights) is seeking a new Assistant Moderator

Date: Saturday, October 29, 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

HIFA joins ICM, CNMF and WaterAid in campaign for quality healthcare for all through water, sanitation and hygiene in all health facilities

Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
We are delighted to announce that HIFA have joined the International Confederation of Midwives, Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Federation and WaterAid in campaigning for quality healthcare for all through water, sanitation and hygiene in all health facilities. You can find out more about the Healthy Start campaign here: 

HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso talks on radio about HIFA and mental health in Cameroon

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso took to the airwaves today in Yaounde, Cameroon! He was the principal guest of Radio Journalist Ms Promise Akanteh. They discussed HIFA, access to healthcare information, and - in particular - availability and use of mental healthcare information, mental health literacy and health promotion. 

The CHIFA Powerpoint is now available in 7 languages!

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that the CHIFA Powerpoint presentation (which explains CHIFA's vision and activities, its breadth of membership, and reasons to join), is now available in Indonesian, Arabic, French, Spanish, Serbian, Hausa! (Nigeria) and Dutch. Our thanks to: Jum'atil Fajar, Abdel-Moneim Minshawi, Martin Yakum, Mirjana Radovanovic, Hafsat Rufai Ahmad, and Wout Devlies (who are all CHIFA Country Representatives), as well as Raul Mercer and Gonca Yilmaz (who are both CHIFA Working Group members).

CHIFA Webinar: Vaccination and Child Rights, 7th October 2016

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
New! CHIFA Webinar: Vaccination and Child Rights, 7th October 2016, 13.00 GMT Organised by the CHIFA Steering Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP) See below for details on how to connect to the webinar. We thank the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, for technical hosting. Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Rita Nathawad Facilitator: Tony WaterstonDuration: 45 mins (talk 30 mins, discussion 15 mins)

Lord Nigel Crisp asks parliamentary questions on behalf of BMA and HIFA

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
We are very grateful to Lord Nigel Crisp for putting two parliamentary questions to the UK Government, further to a request by the BMA: Question 1: "To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to increase access to information about health and health care for both members of the public and health workers globally." (HL1817)  Tabled on: 12 September 2016 Response: Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Department for International Development): 

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