Quote of the month: “They are dying from overdosage. Am told they take it to be "high". Some go to the extent of combining it with weed to enable them last longer during sex.”Eben Afarikumah (HIFA Country Representative, Ghana)
Our congratulations to Gladys Dadzie who represented HIFA and her organisation Your Health Matters Ghana at the International Nursing Leadership Conference, held in Lagos, Nigeria from 23rd to 27th April 2018. She is now a Nurse Leader, a prestigious accolade on the international front which empowers nurses to break international barriers in their quest to provide Health Services.
Note: This blog includes personal views of the HIFA moderator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, and is intended to provoke further exploration of the subject. Join HIFA to engage in the discussion.
What do we mean by evidence-informed humanitarian action (preparedness and response)? What kind of evidence do humanitarians need, and why? How can humanitarians access and use evidence more effectively?
Quote of the month: “I attended a public lecture today to mark World Cancer Day: two university academics differed on the question of the causes of cancer, particularly whether cancer can be caused by 'evil spirits' - one was categoric that there is no such causality whilst the other said there is!... So long as such ambivalence remains, the public will continue to delay their access to evidence proven health service by going to [unproven] traditional medicine practitioners.”Joseph Ana, HIFA Member, Nigeria
Join HIFA for a facilitated discussion, Empowering Health Workers for Better Family Planning, in collaboration with The Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project.
The discussion begins on Monday, March 26, 2018 and will run for four weeks. This discussion is part of the HIFA project on Family Planning. Read the blog about our first discussion (September 2017) on the FP information needs of women, men, youth and children.
Quote of the month: “The main challenge remains the uncompleted effort to properly define what traditional medicine is, where it starts and stops, codifying the huge armamentorium of herbs / medicines, and how it relates to newer terminology like 'alternative medicine', 'complementary medicine', 'herbal medicine / herbalists', 'Native doctor', etc, etc.”Joseph Ana, HIFA Member, Nigeria
Quote of the month: “Information overload is a grim reality making it increasingly difficult for individuals to filter out applicable know-how from the mass of available information” John Miescher, HIFA Member, Switzerland