The Library 2.013 Conference Keynote Presentation on HIFA2015 is now available to view on YouTube here.
The video starts with a 20-minute presentation by the HIFA Coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion on the issues raised.
Outline of presentation
People are dying for lack of healthcare knowledge. Every day, citizens and health workers make uninformed healthcare decisions and take the wrong actions, leading directly to avoidable death and suffering. This is especially true in low-income countries. This presentation will provide:
1. An overview of global health information poverty, its causes and its consequences.
2. An introduction to HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global movement for change with more than 12,000 professional members (librarians, publishers, health professionals, policymakers, researchers…) from 170 countries worldwide.
3. Discussion on ways forward to strengthen the global healthcare knowledge system, and how librarians and information professionals are best positioned to lead the way.
4. An invitation to join HIFA and help us create a world where every person worldwide has access to the information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.