***21,000 children die every day from preventable causes***
World Health Organization, September 2011

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CHIFA (Child Healthcare Information For All – formerly CHILD2015) addresses the information and learning needs of those responsible for the care of children in developing countries, including mothers, fathers and family caregivers as well as health workers. Its remit includes children’s rights to health and healthcare, and the social determinants of health.

The vision of CHIFA is: A world where every child, every parent and every health worker has access to the health information they need to protect their own health and the health of children for whom they are responsible.

CHIFA is administered by the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, the Global Healthcare Information Network, and the International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

CHIFA Leaflet April 2016

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CHIFA Country Representatives

CHIFA Country Representatives promote CHIFA and encourage others to join. Download a one-slide PowerPoint to promote CHIFA at your next meeting!

Need a more comprehensive introduction for your audience? Download a 12-slide Powerpoint Presentation and adapt as needed (5Mb).

Why should I join CHIFA?

First, it’s free! Second, you will enjoy many benefits:

  • Be part of a worldwide community (more than 3000 members) dedicated to meet the information and learning needs of healthcare providers
  • Find out about funding and training opportunities, useful websites, new publications
  • Raise awareness about your organisation, activities, services
  • Share your experience and learn from others
  • Make new contacts
  • Collaborate to achieve common goals.

The address to send a message to other CHIFA group members is:

The CHIFA email archive is freely available at:

CHIFA members

Copyright Jean Sack ICDDRB, Courtesy of PhotoshareThere are more than 3000 members in 110 countries worldwide. Every CHIFA member has a signature profile, which is added to the end of each message they send to the group.

How do I join?

CHIFA is open to anyone with an interest in improving healthcare and membership is free. Join now!

“Enter into the discussion of important child health issues. Your journey of discovery is about to begin.”
Prof Duke Duncan, American Academy of Pediatrics

“I would like to see this marvellous forum being used more to build lasting relationships around the core themes of ISSOP, specifically on child rights and social determinants of health and the role of paediatricians in tackling social concerns.”
Tony Waterston, International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health

“I have benefited immensely from many of the items sent to me.”
Isaac E Ocheke, Consultant Paediatrician, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
“I think CHIFA is an excellent forum and does indeed disseminate useful info between diverse groups involved in this still relatively neglected field. The contributions from developing countries are particularly strong.”
Hugh Reyburn, paediatrician, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Tanzania
“Congratulations on establishing this excellent network. I am regularly challenged and excited by the comments that are sent.”
Andrew Tomkins, HIV/AIDS adviser, TearFund, UK
“This type of engagement and discussion is absolutely critical… if the issues can be fully explored then the materials have a better chance of being effectively locally adapted as necessary to optimize likelihood of success in individual settings.”
Jonathan Spector, Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health