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This month we celebrate 10 years since the launch of HIFA-Portuguese!

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
HIFA-Portuguese was officially launched on November 19, 2009 in Maputo, Mozambique when the first 350 members received the first message sent directly from the launch event (see photo).

HIFA Country Representative of the Year 2018 Jackeline Alger receives the prestigious recognition of Honduras Physician of the Year 2019

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
HIFA congratulates Jackeline Alger as she receives the award of Honduras Physician of the Year 2019. In a message to HIFA and other supporters she writes: "The joy associated with the appointment as Physician of the Year 2019 has been crowned by the numerous expressions of affection that have in various ways been sent to me by colleagues, family and friends. I have received messages from teachers, fellow students, current students and those who are already career professionals, co-workers, co-workers from international groups. Thank you so much to each and every one!"

HIFA Thematic Discussion on Community Health Workers - Part 2: Appropriate supervision, remuneration, career prospects, and workload

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Join HIFA!  www.hifa.org/joinhifa HIFA continues our collaboration with WHO, Health Systems Global (CHW Thematic Working Group) and other key organisations (icddr,b) on a series of three major HIFA thematic discussions on CHWs. These discussions are supporting the dissemination and uptake of the WHO Guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes (CHW Guideline), launched in October 2018. 

Six words to accelerate progress on universal health coverage: 'timely access to essential healthcare information'

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
On 23 September 2019, world leaders will come together at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for a high-level meeting on universal health coverage. They will agree a political declaration to secure commitment worldwide to making universal health coverage a reality.

HIFA ambassador Joey Lapena presents HIFA findings on Open Access: Perceptions and Misconceptions at the APAME Conference, Xi'an City, China

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
HIFA ambassador Joey Lapena (right) has just presented HIFA's findings on Open Access: Perceptions and Misconceptions at the Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Editors conference, Xi'an City, China. His presentation is available here: [PPT]  [PDF]

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): 


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