We are delighted to announce the ratification of three new HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations:
Doctors for You
‘Doctors For You, Bihar Flood Relief Work 2008-09, India. Started in 2007 by ‘doctors in training’ the NGO expanded its scope to disaster health after massive floods hit the Indian state of Bihar. Immediate relief, with special care to vulnerable victims, was provided by strategic deployment of 110 team members who treated 130,000 patients over 6 months via mobile clinics, district hospitals, relief camps of Art of Living and other NGOs. Preparedness of traditional birth attendants was enhanced for safe and sterile deliveries while hygiene and nutrition education was imparted to local communities for mitigating the disaster.’
Doctors for You have been shortlisted by the BMJ for the 2011 Award for Best Medical Team in a Crisis Zone. The other two finalists for the BMJ 2011 Award for best Medical Team in a Crisis Zoneare Medecins sans Frontieres and Save the Children. We wish Doctors for You the best of luck for the final award ceremony on 18 May. We are also delighted to be welcoming two representatives of Doctors for You at the HIFA2015 conference at the BMA, London, 9th May – places still available: Dr Ravikant Singh, President and Dr Vivek Chhabra, International Coordinator.
‘The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies.’ They are based at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Wolfson College Annexe, Oxford.
‘The Cochrane Collaboration’s Evidence Aid project was established following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004. It uses knowledge from Cochrane Reviews and other systematic reviews to provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies. Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters.’
107 organisations worldwide have now officially declared their commitment to the HIFA2015 goal.
If the goals of your organisation align with the HIFA2015 goal, please join us!
- HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations are under no obligation to provide financial support.
- HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations are promoted on HIFA2015 publications and website.
- HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations have free exhibition space at the forthcoming HIFA2015 Conference at the BMA, London, on 9th May.