People are dying for lack of knowledge
Tens of thousands of people die every day, often for the simple reason that the parent, carer or health worker lacks the information and knowledge they need to save them…more
Join HIFA2015 (it’s free!)
“HIFA2015 achieves an extraordinary level of activity on minimal resources from which many people around the world benefit”
HIFA2015 External Evaluation Report, October 2011
Latest feedback from members:
“I have enjoyed receiving these informative emails and look forward to participating by posting too. MUCH appreciate your GREAT work”
Deva-Marie Beck, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada, 22 May 2013
“I work with Uganda Chartered Healthnet, improving health literacy among health workers particularly those in under-served rural communities of Uganda. HIFA is an inspiration to our work. I look forward to a fruitful collaboration with you all as we strive to achieve health for all.”
Fred Kakaire Nyende, Uganda Chartered Healthnet, 30 April 2013
More feedback: What people say about HIFA2015
Lack of basic healthcare knowledge leads to needless death and suffering in developing countries. Most deaths are due to failure to provide life-saving interventions – interventions that are often locally available, but are simply not provided.
“It is tragic that so many children continue to die unnecessarily for want of simple, low-cost interventions that are often locally available. It is even more tragic that many of these children would have been saved if only their mothers, fathers, family caregivers and, indeed, health workers, had basic healthcare knowledge to recognise serious illness requiring urgent, appropriate, life-saving action.”
Dr. Neil Pakenham-Walsh
- Coordinator, HIFA2015 – Co-Director, Global Healthcare Information Network
Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji (Director of Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization) talks about HIFA2015
Dr Joseph Ana (Former Health Commissioner, Cross River State, Nigeria) talks about HIFA2015
The HIFA2015 Goal
By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider
Who are we?
HIFA2015 is a campaign and knowledge network with more than 6,000 members representing 2,000 organisations in 167 countries worldwide. Members include health workers, publishers, librarians, information technologists, researchers, social scientists, journalists, policy-makers and others – all working together towards the HIFA2015 goal.
HIFA2015 contributes to the broader goal of the Global Health Workforce Alliance: ‘All people everywhere will have access to a skilled, motivated and supported health worker, within a robust health system’
Over 170 leading health and development organisations have officially expressed their support for HIFA2015. Apply to become a HIFA2015 Supporting Organisation!
What do we do?
Members interact by two email discussion forums: HIFA2015 and CHILD2015. Together we are building the HIFA2015 Knowledge Base, a picture of information needs and how to meet them. Membership is free and open to all. What people say about HIFA2015
HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 are part of an expanding ‘network of networks’: HIFA Global Networks
“I support the HIFA2015 Campaign and urge others to do the same.”
Dr Tikki Pang, World Health Organization, Geneva.
Letter of Support
‘Healthcare Information For All… has had significant impact on knowledge dissemination in the health realm.’
Rockefeller Foundation Report 2010, Making the eHealth Connection: Global Partnerships, Local Solutions (p26)
With thanks to our 2013 Financial Supporting Organisations: British Medical Association (main funder), Anadach Group, BioMed Central, CABI, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Council of International Neonatal Nurses, Global Health Media Project, Global HELP, Haiti Nursing Foundation, Health Sciences Online, Instituto de Cooperación Social INTEGRARE, International Child Health Group (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), International Confederation of Midwives, Joanna Briggs Institute, Medical Aid Films, Network for Information and Digital Access, NextGenU.org, Partnerships in Health Information, Physicians for Haiti, Public Library of Science, Royal College of Nursing, The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust, and the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative.