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Citizens, Parents and Children

Tens of thousands of deaths occur needlessly every day in low- and middle-income countries, simply because of failure to provide life-saving interventions. Very often, these interventions are locally available but are not provided because of lack of basic healthcare knowledge among citizens, parents and children. This leads to failure to recognise serious illness and delays in seeking appropriate health care. In many countries in Africa, for example, more than 80% of child deaths occur in the home or en route to a healthcare facility. 


HIFA-Français est un forum international francophone en collaboration avec l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé pour l’ensemble des pays francophones permettant d'adresser différents sujets de santé publique à travers des échanges et discussions entre les différentes parties prenantes de la santé publique (décideurs politiques, chercheurs, professionnels de santé et représentants de la société civile). Il permet également d'interagir de manière privilégiée avec les experts de l'OMS et ceux de la communauté internationale.

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All)

HIFA (English) is the largest of the five HIFA forums, with more than 11,000 members worldwide. 

Members include health workers, publishers, librarians, information technologists, researchers, social scientists, journalists, policy-makers and others - all working together towards the HIFA Vision: a world where every person and every health worker has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible. 

CHIFA (child health and rights)

CHIFA (Child Healthcare Information For All) addresses the information and learning needs of those responsible for the care of children in developing countries, including mothers, fathers and family caregivers as well as health workers, researchers and policymakers. Its remit includes children’s rights to health and healthcare, and the social determinants of health.


HIFA-Zambia aims to raise awareness and share best practice on health issues and initiatives in Zambia. 

HIFA-Zambia was launched on 5 May 2011 at the Zambia-UK Health Workforce Alliance annual meeting at the British Medical Association, London, UK. HIFA-Zambia is administered jointly by the Zambia-UK Health Workforce Alliance and HIFA.

HIFA-Zambia grows and develops with every new member. Join now to become part of a wide group of health professionals, researchers, policymakers and many others across more than 20 countries dedicated to improving the health of Zambians. 


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