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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)

Jackeline Alger, Honduras: HIFA Country Representative of the Year 2018

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
(Spanish below, Español abajo) On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group, we are delighted to announce the winners of our HIFA Country Representative of the Year awards.

HIFA Appeal launch, 14 March 2019: Five presentations by HIFA members

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
The five short presentations by HIFA members are now available on YouTube here 1. Neil Pakenham-Walsh (HIFA Coordinator): Introduction to HIFA (18 mins) (sous-titré en français)  

Membership of HIFA Forums, Jan-Dec 2018

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
HIFA continues to grow steadily and total membership is now more than 19,000. The largest forums continue to be the main HIFA forum (English), CHIFA (English), and HIFA-Portuguese. HIFA-French and HIFA-Zambia continue to grow. In November 2018 we launched HIFA-Spanish in collaboration with WHO, PAHO and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the Andalucian School of Public Health. HIFA-Spanish is our fourth language and aligns with our strategic commitment to multilingualism. See the PDF below for further details.

HIFA launches fundraising appeal

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
HIFA is launching a fundraising appeal on 14th March at the HIFA office in Charlbury, near Oxford. HIFA's activities, projects and forums continue to grow rapidly in size and number, and we aim to raise enough money to recruit a second paid member of staff to work with the coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh. Our immediate aim is to raise at least £75,000 per annum for our work in 2019 (this includes all 6 forums, 13 projects, salaries, admin, publications etc). Eventually we hope to raise £150-200k per annum.

The Lancet: Sponsorship of paediatric associations by manufacturers of breast milk substitutes

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Congratulations to CHIFA Lead moderator Tony Waterston and Charlotte Wright for their publication on 9 February in The Lancet. Their article is highlighted in this week's print Lancet which features their quote on the front cover: "Surely the time has come to close the door on industry funding of paediatric organisations and protect our breastfeeding mothers from unfair influence."

HIFA Blog: Month in Review, December 2018 - Plagiarism

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Quote of the month: “I am my own plagiarism software and have not used any of the trademark software. This is because I learnt to consciously cite as appropriate.” (HIFA member Olufemi Ajumobi, National Malaria Programme, Nigeria)

BMJ Paeds Open Editorial: Why health information needs to be accessible to all

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  In this editorial, Tony Waterston (lead moderator, CHIFA) and Neil Pakenham Walsh (coordinator, HIFA) discuss problems with the provision of health information to healthcare providers around the world and the work of CHIFA (Child Healthcare Information for All).

HIFA-Spanish launches on 7 November 2018! HIFA-Espanol se lanza el 7 de noviembre de 2018!

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
(Español abajo)   We are delighted to announce that HIFA-Spanish is launching on 7 November 2018.   HIFA-Spanish: is a global campaign and discussion forum to improve the availability and use of reliable health information in Spanish for all (general public, health professionals, policymakers). 


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