HIFA2015 Conference, London, 9th May 2011
Healthcare Information for All by 2015: Addressing the information needs of healthcare providers in low-income countries
Monday 9 May 2011
Great Hall, BMA House, London, WC1H 9JP, UK
Thank you to everyone who made the HIFA2015 Conference and Exhibition such a success! The conference reviewed the progress we have made since 2006 and looked forward to the challenges which lie ahead. It brought together over 100 HIFA members and HIFA Supporting Organisations. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the event: speakers, facilitators, exhibitors, organisers, technicians and all who attended.
Programme (PDF, 800kb)
Photos (with thanks to HIFA2015 member and social photographer Hugh Hill)
Full report of HIFA2015 Conference (with thanks to HIFA members Paul Chinnock, Jonathan Parker and Abi Smith)
“Where does HIFA2015 make a difference? By crossing borders and boundaries. It’s a global community. Crossing languages and cultures, different economies and income groups, disciplines and specialties… The role I really value in HIFA is not so much about learning about a new book or a new publication or a new website – that’s really important but what is even more important for me is that it helps to draw a map of what are the needs, what are the problems, what are the solutions, how can we collaborate, how can we build communities to support each other in accessing health information. Bringing health information providers and users together on an equal footing – it is truly a democratic platform, promoting access to health information as a right.”
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director, Knowledge Management and Sharing, WHO, Geneva
All presentations are available below.
Further reports and video highlights will be available here soon…
Welcome: Richard Smith, Director, UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative and former Editor-in-Chief, BMJ; Chair: Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief, BMJ
Keynote address 1. Why it is important to meet the information needs of healthcare providers in developing countries (PDF, 1Mb)
Joseph Ana, Former Commissioner for Health, Cross River State, Nigeria
Dr Joseph Ana – 3-minute-video
Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji – 3-minute video
Keynote address 2. Realising the vision of healthcare information for all by 2015 – strengthening the creation, exchange and use of health knowledge (PDF, 400kb)
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director, Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization, Geneva
Can we achieve healthcare information for all by 2015? (PDF, 3Mb)
Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Co-ordinator, HIFA2015
Working together to achieve HIFA2015: a perspective from two HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations (PDF, 1.7Mb) Nasra Gathoni, President, Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa & Shane Godbolt, Director, Partnerships in Health Information
The HIFA Annual Challenge: Addressing the needs of priority healthcare provider groups
- Introduction: Martin Carroll, Deputy Head, International Department, BMA & Joint Co-ordinator, HIFA Challenge Working Group.
- Information needs of nurses and midwives: Part 1. (PDF, 276kb) Jackie Cheeseborough, Royal College of Nursing; Information needs of nurses and midwives: Part 2. Sue Jacob, Royal College of Midwives &
- Launch of HIFA 2011-15 Challenge: Information needs of mothers and family caregivers. Awojobi Oluyombo, Consultant Rural Surgeon, Awojobi Clinic, Eruwa, Oyo State, Nigeria
Extending our reach: HIFA Global Networks
- CHILD2015 (PDF, 870kb) Stephen Allen, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
- HIFA-Portuguese (PDF, 900kb) Regina Ungerer, WHO, Geneva
- HIFA-EVIPNet-French (PDF, 260kb) Isabelle Wachsmuth-Huguet, WHO, Geneva
- Introducing HIFA-Zambia (PDF, 1.8Mb) Susana Edjang, Zambia-UK Health Workforce Alliance.
Welcome and introduction from the Chair: Frederick Bukachi, Co-Director, Global Healthcare Information Network; Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Evaluation Workshop: Are we making a difference?
Introduction: Peter Tugwell, Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa and member of the HIFA2015 Monitoring and Evaluation Advisory Committee
HIFA2015 Evaluation: Emerging Findings Jackie Davies and Teresa Hanley, Communication for Development, HIFA2015 Evaluators
Web Conference: Looking ahead: future priorities for HIFA2015. What would make HIFA2015 successful and how can you contribute? (This is a 1 hour web conference recording, with thanks to Tom Cook and the University of Iowa)
Facilitators: Nasra Gathoni President, Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa & Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA2015 Coordinator
The HIFA2015 Conference was supported by:
- British Medical Association
- Global Healthcare Information Network
- Partnerships in Health Information
- Royal College of Midwives
- Royal College of Nurses
We would like to thank also our 2011 financial supporters: British Medical Association, International Child Health Group (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health), Joanna Briggs Institute, Network for Information and Digital Access, Public Library of Science, Rockefeller Foundation (Monitoring & Evaluation), Royal College of Midwives, and Royal College of Nursing.
Special thanks to conference organiser Martin Carroll, Deputy Head, International Department, British Medical Association.