HIFA welcomes 9 new Supporting Organisations in Canada, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Switzerland, UK, and USA

31st August 2012

The HIFA2015 Steering Group is delighted to announce 9 new HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations:

Academy of Family Physicians of India, Anadach Group (USA/Nigeria), Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (Philippines), DIPEx (UK), International Medical Informatics Association (Switzerland), Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (India), MEDICI (Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, Clinical Impact) (Canada), MoMED (USA), Writers Hub (Pakistan).

1. Academy of Family Physicians of India

‘VISION: Transforming health care delivery in India through enhanced level of community based quality health care.
MISSION: Improve health status of communities by building up an environment of change and reform by promoting education / training of skilled primary care physicians and their integration in health care delivery system.’

2. Anadach Group

‘Anadach Group LLC is a global healthcare strategic consulting firm focusing on providing innovative advice and services to clients and partners interested in transforming healthcare systems in emerging markets and developing economies. The mission of Anadach is to dramatically improve access to quality healthcare services and products in emerging countries by enhancing the solutions to major challenges facing healthcare organizations.’

3. Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors
c/o World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific

‘APAME is a nongovernmental, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that intends to support and promote medical journalism in the Asia Pacific Region by fostering networking, education, discussion and exchange of information and knowledge. The Association is closely affiliated with the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific… The vision of APAME is to promote health care through the dissemination of high-quality knowledge and information on medicine in the Asia Pacific Region.’

4. DIPEx

‘Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity. Healthtalkonline and its sister website, Youthhealthtalk, let you share in more than 2,000 people’s experiences of over 60 health-related conditions and illnesses. You can watch video or listen to audio clips of the interviews, read about people’s experiences if you prefer and find reliable information about specific conditions, treatment choices and support.’

5. International Medical Informatics Association

‘The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an ‘association of associations’, IMIA acts as a bridging organisation, bringing together the constituent organisations and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population. Inherent in IMIA’s role is to bring together, from a global perspective, scientists, researchers, users, vendors, developers, consultants and suppliers in an environment of cooperation and sharing.’

6. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

‘Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care seeks to foster academic communication and interdisciplinary research among primary care providers engaged in various forms. The journal covers broad spectrum of clinical topical catering to the academic needs of family physicians, urban GPs, rural physicians, NRHM doctors, community surgeons, community health workers, providers of community obstetrical & pediatric care, emergency physicians, occupational physicians and public health specialists.’

7. MEDICI (Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, Clinical Impact)
c/o University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada
Website under construction

8. MoMED

MoMED is a US non-profit organisation that connects clinicians to improve health outcomes in the developing world.

9. Writers Hub (Pakistan)

‘Writers Hub – Aiming to promote literature throughout Pakistan, polishing the beginners, producing the quality writers that meet the international standards. Our Stuff include the research articles and a discussion on them, the health issues, promotion of health and education throughout Pakistan especially its underprivileged areas. We become friends with the organizations which have goals aligning to our mission.’

160 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 are invited to present and discuss their work live with other HIFA2015 members in the HIFA2015 virtual conference room (please contact us if you are interested to explore options).

To date, 17 HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations have chosen to provide also a voluntary annual contribution to HIFA2015, ranging from £50 (75 US dollars) to £1000 ($1500 US dollars). These organisations are displayed on the HIFA2015 home page, and on every message that is sent on the HIFA2015 Forum.

Please download an application form from our home page.

Neil Pakenham-Walsh
Coordinator, HIFA2015
On behalf of the HIFA2015 Steering Group