HIFA welcomes 5 new Supporting Organisations

23rd December 2013

The HIFA Steering Group is delighted to announce 5 new HIFA Supporting Organisations:
1. Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria
2. Family Medicine Unit, Department of Community Health & Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
3. International Foundation for Dermatology
4. The International League of Dermatological Societies
5. Publication Integrity & Ethics

1. Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria
‘The mission of the Association of General & Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) is:
- To promote the advancement of health and allied sciences.
- To promote the welfare, encourage interation and protect the honour and integrity of private practitioners for the overall improvement of the medical profession.
- To promote continuing professional development activities that will assist private practitioners to update their professional knowledge and skills for the enhancement of health care services in Nigeria.
- To cooperate with organizations any where in the World which have similar missions and goals.
- To assist the Government and people of Nigeria in the provision of smooth, efficient and effective health care services in the country.’

2. Family Medicine Unit, Department of Community Health & Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
‘The Department of Community Health offers expert clinical and community based services, provides training both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and conducts research. The department runs clinics daily in the out-patient-department of the teaching hospital. The clinics run immunization and child welfare clinic, Family Planning Clinics, well woman clinic, endemic disease clinic and nutrition clinic. Attendance at the clinics is high’ Health Education and Consulting services are also provided. The staff conducts outreach services in neighboring communities…’

3. International Foundation for Dermatology
‘The International Foundation for Dermatology is a non-profit organisation whose principal mission is to improve dermatology care in underserved areas of the developing world. The IFD is an integral arm of the ILDS representing more than 25,000 members from over 60 nations.’

4. The International League of Dermatological Societies
‘The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization.’

5. Publication Integrity & Ethics
‘Publication Integrity & Ethics aims to establish an ethical publishing environment, to address the main areas of concern in the editorial sector and to promote real editorial freedom among publishers. PIE along with its council, assists editors, authors and publishers to define, understand and achieve the best practice in the ethics of the publishing environment.’

192 organisations worldwide have now officially declared their commitment to the HIFA goal.

If the goals of YOUR organisation align with the HIFA goal, please join us!

  • HIFA Supporting Organisations are under no obligation to provide financial support
  • HIFA Supporting Organisations are promoted on HIFA2015 publications and website
  • HIFA Supporting Organisations are invited to explore possibilities for collaboration (please contact us for details).
  • To become a HIFA Supporting Organisation, please download an application form from our home page.

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