HIFA2015 Country Representatives
HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations
HIFA2015 Supporting Journals
Financial support
In-kind support
Personal donations
How you can help

Help us to achieve the HIFA vision: a future where people are no longer dying for lack of knowledge

The following organisations are supporting our work in 2011:

British Medical Association
International Child Health Group
Joanna Briggs Institute
Network for Information and Digital Access
Public Library of Science
Royal College of Midwives
Royal College of Nursing
Tropical Health and Education Trust
World Health Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation is supporting the first phase of an external evaluation of HIFA2015 (January to August 2011)

We need additional financial and technical support to increase our capacity to achieve the HIFA2015 goal. Can your organisation help? Please contact us to explore possibilities for support and/or collaboration.

“We support HIFA2015… We will achieve it if together we work hard to share experiences, to train medical librarians and convince the stakeholders about the importance of HIFA2015 and its impact in the field… WHO AFRO Library is really involved in this programme and will do anything it can to achieve our goal.”
Marie Paule Kabore, Librarian, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo


The HIFA2015 campaign is facilitated on a voluntary basis by the HIFA2015 Steering Group, with expert advice from the HIFA2015 Advisory Panel.

The campaign is supported by more than 4000 HIFA2015 members in more than 150 countries worldwide. Members interact via the HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 email forums, and the summaries of discussion threads form the foundation of the HIFA2015 Knowledge Base.  We are especially grateful to the many members who generously provide their time and expertise as HIFA2015 volunteers.

Special thanks to our webmaster Nick Mifsud and our website consultant Arjun Thandi, Evucan Web Solutions; to Jeff van Campen and Mike Jackson for previous help with website design and development; and to Nadia Hussein who designed the HIFA2015 logo. Thanks also to: Ibrahima Bob (HIFA in Africa by 2015; French translation), Edwin Cabrera (Spanish translation), Jade Cassidy (French, German and Spanish translation), Pranab Chatterjee (advocacy), Adrian Dharmachandran (admin support), Judith Dodd (admin support), Nigel Earley (publications), John Eyers (literature search), Judith Haynes (admin support), Vanessa Jessop (HIFA2015 Updates), Louise Manners (admin support), Laura Murphy (admin support), Guy Norman (Spanish translation), Lucy Parker (admin support), Denise Pimenta (Portuguese translation), Julie N Reza (HIFA2015 Updates), Keith Rigley (publications), Emma Shillam (admin support), Nick Stepney (admin support), Daniel Stern (new member recruitment), Lisa Stern (new member recruitment), Nancy Whitfield (admin support), and Kate Whittaker (HIFA2015 Knowledge Base).

Thanks to the following members of the volunteer HIFA2015 editorial group for help with summaries of HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 discussions: Clare Chandler, Ed Cooper, Julie N Reza, Michael Murphy, Siddhartha Datta, Stephen Allen, and Zaynab Lambat.

HIFA2015 Country Representatives

Thank you also to our expanding group of HIFA2015 Country Representatives, who are actively promoting HIFA2015 in the following countries:

• Bangladesh: Shariful Islam
• Burundi: Benedicte Dundaguza
• Canada: Alanna Fennell, Carrol Zhou
• China: Lily King
• Egypt: Randa Abu-Youssef
• Ethiopia: Getachew Bayissa
• Ghana: Eben Afari-Kumah, Solomon Sulemani
• India: Pranab Banerjee, Tamoghna Biswas, Vivek Chhabra, Gopal Ghosh, Manish Kumar, Ramachandran Murali, Murali Prasad, Ron Varghese, Sankalp Yadav
• Ireland: Nadine France
• Kenya: Muthoni Gichohi, Beatrice Muraguri
• Malawi: Bernard Chilombe
• Malaysia: Zuhanariah Mohd Nordin
• Mali: Abdrahamane Anne
• Mozambique: Cristina Horta
• Nepal: Sudarshan Paudel
• Nigeria: Grace Ajuwon, Olayinka Ayankogbe, Princess E.O. Nwafor-Ori, Francis Ohanyido, Isaiah Oluwatobi Owolabi
• Pakistan: Akhtar Amin, Anis Rehman
• Rwanda: Jean Bosco Gasherebuka
• Saudi Arabia: Jeba Rathnaraj
• Somalia: Abdirashid Hashi Abdi
• Tanzania: Haruna Hussein
• Uganda: Jane Akora, Alison Kinengyere, Daniel Stern
• Zambia: Christine Kanyengo
• Zimbabwe: Agnes Chikonzo.

Further information on the HIFA2015 Country Representative Programme

In addition, a large number of leading health and development organisations support HIFA2015 in three ways:

1. HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations
2. In-kind support
3. Financial support.

HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations

Apply to become a HIFA2015 Supporting Organisation!

How HIFA2015 Supporting Organisations can engage with the HIFA2015 Campaign

The following organisations have (1) declared their commitment to the HIFA2015 goal and (2) are providing financial support in 2011:

• 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
• Royal College of Midwives
Royal College of Nursing
Tropical Health and Education Trust

The following organisations have declared their commitment to the HIFA2015 goal:

ALD Life (UK)
ASHO Foundation (Indonesia)
Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health
Asian Medical Students Association
Asian Student Medical Journal
Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa
• Association of Community Pharmacists of India
• Association of Vision Science Librarians

• Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
New! Bio-Medical Student Research Initiatives (India)
Bioline International
BioMed Central
• Book Aid International
Brazilian National Institute of the Prostate
British Medical Association
British Nursing Index
Burkina Faso Medical Students’ Association

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Child Family Health International
New! Clinical CURRENT (UK)
Cochrane Collaboration
Commonwealth Nurses Federation
Commonwealth Pharmacists Association
Community and Family Aid Foundation (Ghana)
• Community Health Global Network
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Council of International Neonatal Nurses

Doctors for You
Earth Institute: Program for Health Systems Development and Research (USA)
Education for Health
Ekgaon Technologies
End Water Poverty
European Association of Senior Hospital Physicians
European Federation of Salaried Doctors
Evidence Aid

Faculty of Public Health (UK)
FSG Communications Ltd
Fundación de Neurociencias (Spain)
Global Education Development Institute
Global Health Media Project
Global HELP
Gonashasthya Kendra

Haiti Nursing Foundation
Health Actions Concerning the Environment and You (Nigeria)
Health Protection Agency (UK)
• Health Sciences Online
HealthConnect International
• Hesperian Foundation
Human Health Aid Burundi

ICDDR,B, Bangladesh
New! IFMSA-Palestine
iMedPub (Spain)
INCLEN Trust (International Clinical Epidemiology Network)
Indian Institute of Public Health (Hyderabad)
New! Indian Medical Students Association
Institute of Family Medicine (Kenya)
Institution of Engineering and Technology
International Centre for Eye Health
International Child Health Group (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)
International Confederation of Midwives
International Council of Nurses
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
• International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
New! International Journal of Students’ Research
• International Medical Corps
IntraHealth International (USA)

JK Welfare & Pharmascope Foundation (India)
Joanna Briggs Institute
Joy Human Development Center (Zambia)
Kaicombey Foundation, Sierra Leone
Kenya Association for Prevention of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases

LiveWell Initiative (Nigeria)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Medic to Medic
Medical Aid Films
Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba
Medical Library Association
New! Medical Students’ Foundation Pakistan
Medknow Publications Pvt Ltd
• Medsin
MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service)
The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust

National Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Serbia)
NEPAD Council
• Network for Information and Digital Access
Open Education Resources Africa

Pakistan Medical Students Research Society
Partners in Health
• Partnerships in Health Information
• Patan Academy of Health Sciences (Nepal)
Perinatal Education Trust
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
Pilgrim Projects Limited
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (India)
• ProCOR
• Public Library of Science
• QMed Knowledge Foundation

Radcliffe Publishing
Regional AIDS Training Network (Kenya)
Rosetta Foundation, Ireland
• Royal College of General Practitioners
• Royal College of Midwives
• Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Rural Women’s Network Nepal

Save a Woman Initiative Uganda
Sherborne Gibbs Limited
South African Association for Responsible Health Information & Advertising
• Southern Ethiopia Gwent Health Link
• Specialists Without Borders
Standing Committee of European Doctors
Strategies for Hope Trust
New! Sweet Mother International Nigeria
Syrian Medical Informatics Association

• Tanzania Medical Students’ Association
• Tanzania National Nurses Association
• Teaching-Aids at Low Cost
Translators without Borders
Tropical Health and Education Trust
UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative
University of Edinburgh Division of Community Health Sciences
Virtual Development
WHO African Regional Office Library
World Gastroenterology Organisation

HIFA2015 Supporting Journals

Our thanks to all free and open-access journals for making research freely available and thereby contributing to the HIFA2015 goal. In particular, we thank the following free-access journals which have declared their commitment to the HIFA2015 goal:
Asian Student Medical Journal
Community Eye Health Journal
New! Journal of Pakistan Medical Students
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine

“The response to my first post has been overwhelming – I am really touched by the enthusiasm and support of the HIFA2015 discussion group members. What a wonderful group of people! I can see our journal readership growing significantly as a result.”

Elmien Ellison, Editor, Community Eye Health Journal, International Centre for Eye Health, London

Our thanks also to the following subscription-based publishers (journals) which provide in-kind support for HIFA2015:

American Academy of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
BMJ Group (Archives of Disease in Childhood, BMJ)
Elsevier (The Lancet)
ICDDR,B (Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition)
Oxford University Press (Journal of Tropical Paediatrics)
Sage Publications (Journal of Child Health Care)
- BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Clinical Teacher
- Health Information & Libraries Journal
- International Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare
- International Journal of Health Planning and Management
- International Journal of Nursing Practice
- International Nursing Review
- Journal of Clinical Nursing
- Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
- Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
- Journal of Rural Health
- Medical Education
- Nursing & Health Sciences
- Nursing Forum
- Pediatrics International
- Tropical Medicine & International Health
- World Views On Evidence-Based Nursing

Financial support

We are especially grateful to the following organisations which have provided financial support for HIFA2015 since the launch of the campaign in 2006:

• BMJ Publishing Group (launch of HIFA2015, Mombasa, October 2006)
• British Medical Association (main HIFA2015 funder: 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011)
British Nursing Index (HIFA Nurses and Midwives Challenge 2009)
• International Child Health Group (CHILD2015 funder: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
• Joanna Briggs Institute (HIFA2015 funder: 2011)
The Lancet (HIFA2015 funder: 2008)
Network for Information and Digital Access (HIFA2015 funder: 2009, 2010 & 2011)
• Partnerships in Health Information (HIFA2015 funder: 2008)
• Public Library of Science (HIFA2015 funder: 2011)
Royal College of Midwives (HIFA Challenge funder: 2009, 2010 & 2011)
Royal College of Nursing (HIFA Challenge funder: 2009, 2010 & 2011)
TRIP Database (HIFA2015 funder: 2010)
Tropical Health and Education Trust (HIFA2015 funder: 2011)
World Health Organization/ePORTUGUÊSe (HIFA-Portuguese funder: 2009 & 2010)
World Health Organization/EVIPNet (HIFA-EVIPNet-Français funder: 2010 & 2011)

Personal donations

Special thanks to the following individuals who have given personal donations:
Lorna Brunskill (2010, 2011, 2012)
Sue Corbett (2011)
Robert Hughes (2011)
Justus Krabshuis (2012, 2011)
Dan Mayer (2011)
Wendie Norris (2011)
Anne Prost (2012)
Julie N Reza (2010)
Barbara Stancliffe (2010)
Matt Stancliffe Bird (2010)

Hiking for HIFA2015

Jules Gale walking for HIFA2015HIFA supporter Jules Gale completed a sponsored walk of 60 kilometres (37 miles) across the South Downs, UK, including 930 metres of ascent. She achieved the feat in 11 hours 56 minutes. Congratulations and huge thanks to Jules and her sponsors, who have raised £350.

Would you like to participate in an activity to help raise awareness and money for HIFA2015? Please contact us.

In-kind support

The following organisations have provided in-kind support, including meeting facilities, teleconferencing and technical expertise:
British Medical Association
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Population Reference Bureau
Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Physicians
University of Iowa
Wellcome Trust
World Health Organization.

We thank Dgroups for providing complimentary email forum facilities. Our thanks to Damir Simunic and colleagues at WA Research and WHO for their invaluable technical support for DGroups and the HIFA2015 Knowledge Base. Special thanks also to Nigel Earley and Author IT Ltd for IT, publishing and telecommunications support.

Our thanks to Professor Thomas Cook and the University of Iowa for providing Elluminate web conferencing facilities.

How you can help

We need volunteers, we need in-kind support, and we need financial support. HIFA2015 is an ambitious goal but it can be achieved if all stakeholders work together. Contact us to explore possibilities.

One-third of our income comes from personal donations. Please support our work and help us to create a world where people are no longer dying for lack of knowledge.

“I support the HIFA2015 Campaign and urge others to do the same.”
Dr Tikki Pang, Director of Research Policy and Cooperation, World Health OrganizationLetter of Support