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Understanding Implementation Research for Global Health: insights from a HIFA online discussion

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Author: Soumyadeep Bhaumik is a member of the Working Group on Evidence-Informed Policy & Practice, Healthcare Information for All. He is a medical doctor working in the field of evidence syntheses and program evaluation in India. Twitter : @DrSoumyadeepB

Access to Health Research: Priorities for advocacy and action

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017
During 2015 and 2016 the HIFA Project on Access to Health Research supported a series of thematic discussions on the HIFA forums on a wide range of questions.   The project working group has now reviewed the outputs of these discussions with a view to taking forward specific issues through advocacy and action. The following seven issues are highlighted for your comments and suggestions on ways forward: 1. "Most research is wasted because it is never published"

Technical problem with HIFA Daily Digests

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Thank you to HIFA members who report they are not receiving Daily digests on HIFA. Our technical lead is investigating and we hope to have this resolved within 48 hours. Distribution of individual HIFA messages is not affected.  To change email notification preferences, log in to HIFA Dgroups platform click on the profile menu and open Preferences dialog, and then click on Edit preferences for this community only link on the bottom of the dialog.

Join HIFA discussion on Systematic Reviews starting 15 May 2017

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Join HIFA here! What are systematic reviews? Why are they important? What are their strengths and weaknesess? How can systematic reviews and local research be used more effectively to support evidence-informed policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries?

Report of training seminar on Health Literacy, Cameroon

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
On the 29th of April 2017, in Yaoundé a training seminar on Health literacy was organised by HIFA Country Representative for Cameroon, Didier Demassosso. Objective of the training seminar  i) increase HIFA membership in Cameroon  and ii) increase awareness of  health literacy as a means to promote health  This training was intended for members of the GREENWHITE NGO, an organisation devoted to social issues in Cameroon.

HIFA Country Representative Dr. Muhammad Asaduzzaman receives SIDA grant for AMR research

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017
HIFA Country Representative in Bangladesh, Dr. Muhammad Asaduzzaman has been awarded the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) grant to conduct research on Antimicrobial Resistance. SIDA works to contribute in implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development. In response to this prestigious grant call for 2017-2018, 138 proposals were received and after rigorous review process by the Scientific Advisory Group members, only 13 proposals have been selected for funding. 

RCPCH responds in The Lancet to criticism from WHO and CHIFA lead moderator on conflict of interest re infant formula sponsorship

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
The UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health responds in today's Lancet to criticism from WHO director Anthony Costello and CHIFA lead moderator Tony Waterston on conflict of interest re infant formula sponsorship.

UK-East African Healthcare Summit, 22 April 2017, BMA, London

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
HIFA was delighted to present at the UK-East African Healthcare Summit, 22 April 2017, British Medical Association, London. The summit brought together large delegations of government officials, diaspora members, policymakers, education, research and development institutions, senior hospital directors & CEOs. Dignitaries included the Honorable Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health for Uganda and many others from the region.

Didier Demassosso organises HIFA World Health Day in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
HIFA Country Representative for Cameroon Didier Demassosso organised a HIFA meeting in Yaounde to celebrate World Health Day. 

HIFA Country Representative Gladys Dadzie celebrates HIFA Awareness Day in Accra, Ghana

Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
HIFA in collaboration with Your Health Matters Ghana (YHMG) created an awareness day in Ghana on the 10th of March, 2017 at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra, Ghana.  The event was well patronized by stakeholders in the health sector including medical doctors, nurses, health professionals, administrators, corporate organizations, medical and nursing students as well as a significant number of the general public.  There were lectures on diabetes, hypertension, prostate education and general healthcare information delivery. 


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