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New 5-minute video: How HIFA works with WHO to improve the availability of healthcare information worldwide

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019
We are delighted to announce a new 5-minute video on the HIFA YouTube channel. Isabelle Wachsmuth (Communication and project manager, Universal Health Coverage and Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva; Lead moderator, HIFA-French. http://www.hifa.org/forums/hifa-french) introduces Healthcare Information For All. She ends with with a focus on multilingualism and a call to action for publishers to improve the availability of health research in languages other than English.

HIFA.org Website Growth

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
As a part of on-going development of the HIFA.org website, we have analysed the website traffic to understand the breadth of our user base and the value this resource can bring to our members and non-members alike. 

New HIFA leaflet

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019
HIFA is delighted to announce our new 4-page leaflet for you to introduce your friends and contacts to HIFA and invite them to join us. www.hifa.org/join You can read and download the leaflet online here. Thank you for helping us to promote HIFA more widely! HIFA Steering Group

Open Access: Perceptions and misconceptions

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
The HIFA working group on Access to Health Research is delighted to announce our upcoming sponsored HIFA thematic discussion: OPEN ACCESS: PERCEPTIONS AND MISCONCEPTIONS The discussion starts on 22 July and will last for 4 weeks. The main discussion will be on HIFA (English) and we shall also hold parallel discussions on CHIFA (child health and rights), HIFA-Portuguese, HIFA-French, HIFA-Spanish and HIFA-Zambia. Here are some of the questions and myths we'll be exploring:

HIFA appeal and local event - teaching children about health

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019
HIFA launched its fundraising appeal on 14th March at the HIFA office in Charlbury, UK.  A total of 15 individuals are now giving regularly to HIFA through a monthly standing order, raising nearly £3,000 per year. Those who have agreed to be named are listed on our Donate page (see Personal donations 2010-2019): 

HIFA Blog: Month in Review, April 2019 - Traditional birth attendants

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Quote of the month: “To mandate only skilled persons to take deliveries in a world with severe shortage of human resource in health, puts pregnant women at more risk during delivery”. (HIFA Steering Group member Joseph Ana, Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety, Nigeria)

Didier Demassosso represents HIFA at the Pan-African Health Conference, Yaounde, Cameroon, 8-10 April 2019

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
HIFA Country Representative Didier Demassosso (a former winner of CR of the Year) helped to organise, facilitate and present at the Pan-African Health Conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon: Addressing health challenges of rural and marginalized African communities. Didier focused his presentation on HIFA and the role that accessing and making available health information has in empowering populations everywhere and especially in rural areas to have good health. 25 participants decided to become HIFA members and are now participating on the HIFA-English and HIFA-French forums.

WHO-HSG-HIFA Collaboration: Empowering Community Health Workers to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
WHO-HSG-HIFA Collaboration: Empowering Community Health Workers (CHWs) to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage

HIFA Survey Report

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
The results of the HIFA members survey (HIFA-English) are now available!

HIFA Blog: Month in Review, March 2019 - Ebola

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Quote of the month: "No stone must be left unturned in the fight against Ebola, because as the West Africa epidemic showed, no nation is safe until DR Congo is free of Ebola virus disease." (HIFA Steering Group member Joseph Ana, Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety, Nigeria)

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