Projects

HIFA collaborates with leading health and development organisations to explore and address the information and learning needs of citizens, community health workers, health professionals, policymakers and researchers in low and middle income countries. Each project is led by a working group of HIFA volunteers. Activities may include multilingual structured discussions on the HIFA forums, literature reviews, surveys, academic papers and advocacy. Each working group leverages and engages the wider HIFA community in a spirit of solidarity and co-development.
Current collaborators (2020/21) include: The Lancet & Elsevier (Access to Health Research), the World Health Organization (1. Essential Health Services and COVID-19; 2. Community Health Workers) and the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinbugh (COVID-19).
If you would like to collaborate with HIFA on one of our projects - or propose a new project - please contact us.

Access to Health Research

A world where every person will have access to the health research literature they need to protect their own health and the health of others

Astana Declaration+

Citizens, Parents and Children

A world where every citizen, parent and child will have access to the information and knowledge they need to prevent illness and injury, to recognise serious illness, to provide basic care, and to seek timely medical help

Community Health Workers

A world where every community health worker will have access to the information and knowledge they need to prevent illness and injury, to recognise serious illness, to provide basic care, and to seek timely help as needed.

COVID-19

Essential Health Services and COVID-19

Evaluating Impact of Healthcare Information

Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice

A world where every policymaker and every health professional has access to the evidence they need to accelerate progress towards universal access to quality health care and services

Family Planning

Health partnerships: What works and what doesn't

Library and Information Services

Mobile HIFA (mHIFA)

Thousands of lives could be saved every day if every mobile phone had basic healthcare information, including and especially first aid, maternal, child health and nutrition information for citizens

Multilingualism

Newborn Care

Prescribers and users of medicines

A world where every prescriber and user of medicines will have access to independent, reliable, understandable information on the full range of commonly prescribed medicines – and will know where to find it