HIFA Email Forum

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“Healthcare Information For All by 2015 is an ambitious goal but it can be achieved if all stakeholders work together.”

Dr Tikki Pang, Director, Research Policy and Cooperation, World Health Organization

HIFA World Map: HIFA Global Forums together have more than 10,000 members – providers and users of health information – from over 2000 organisations (public sector, private sector, NGOs, professional associations, universities, research institutions, publishers, UN agencies, WHO…) in 170 countries.

Why should I join?

HIFA members enjoy many benefits:

  • Be part of a worldwide community 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 HIFA email archive is freely available at: www.dgroups.org/groups/hifa2015/

Here you will find additional information on how to use HIFA forum, and how to change your configuration to receive a daily compilation.

Summaries of HIFA discussions are available here.

Every member of the HIFA email forum has a signature profile, which is added to the end of each message they send to the group. In addition, many have given specific permission for their profile to be included in the HIFA Members Directory to facilitate one-to-one networking between members.

HIFA is facilitated by a unique process called Reader-Focused Moderation. This ensures maximum value for all members. Nine in ten people who have ever joined HIFA continue to be members today.

How do I join?

HIFA is open to anyone with an interest in improving healthcare and membership is free. To join, please fill in the the membership form with your name, organisation, and brief description of professional interests.

“HIFA is needed as a global forum which provides space for professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views and share knowledge.”

Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Director, Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization

“HIFA2015 is a thriving example of an organization creating the space for people to connect around a shared goal to create a world where people are no longer dying for lack of basic health care knowledge… What makes the community stand out as an excellent connector is seen through many of the member testimonials that talk about the value of connecting with other colleagues… HIFA2015 is attentive to how people interact, both wanting people to get high value out of the email conversations and for people to be able to connect with each other.
Nancy White. Communities and networks in support of knowledge sharing. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2010

Growth of HIFA Forum 2006-14