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Nigeria Health Watch

'Nigeria Health Watch uses informed advocacy and communication to influence health policy and seek better health and access to healthcare in Nigeria. We seek to amplify some of the great work happening in the health sector, challenge the bad, and create a space for positive ideas and action.'


29 February, 2020

Our editorial 'Healthcare information for all', co-authored with Fiona Godlee (Editor-in-Chief, BMJ), has just been published in The BMJ.

This editorial was prompted by the recent official statement on 'Healthcare Information For All' by the World Medical Association, which represents more than 10 million doctors worldwide.

27 February, 2020

Here is the (belated) HIFA Annual Review for 2018. Thanks to all our members and volunteers for your ongoing support.  

26 February, 2020

On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group, we are delighted to announce the winners of our HIFA Country Representative of the Year awards.

The overall winner is Christopher Chibiuke Alagboso, from Nigeria (pictured). Chibuike has helped raise the visibility of HIFA in Nigeria (we now have 1,587 HIFA members in Nigeria!) and also participated in the launch of the HIFA Appeal, March 2019, where he gave an excellent presentation, which you can see on the HIFA YouTube Channel.

Special commendations are awarded to:


'Avert is a UK-based charity that has been providing accurate and trusted information about HIV and sexual health worldwide for over 30 years.'


United Kingdom
3 February, 2020

Quote of the month: “It’s true that environmental degradation is surrounding us in all we do and all we eat and it seems that there is no escape. The impact of all this on health of people is enormous and cannot be ignored."(HIFA Steering Group member Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Jordan)

28 January, 2020

Definition: 'Health research information' here refers primarily (but not exclusively) to peer-reviewed research papers, as typically published in journals.

The HIFA Access to Health Research project is planning a Roundtable at the Geneva Health Forum, 24th March 2020, on the theme What next steps are needed to improve the availability and use of health research information in LMICs?  Join HIFA to take part in the pre-event thematic discussion on the following questions:

Somaliland Medical Association

'Somaliland Medical Association is non-political, and not-profit making organization, formed by the provisional medical doctors in Somaliland. SMA stands for the representation, protection, and upgrading of its members in one hand, and improving the quality of health care delivery on the other hand. We believe that medical science is a noble profession and shall actively participate in all ways and within its jurisdiction to contribute positively in enhancing the quality of Health Services.'




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