Note: All HIFA publications may be freely downloaded, printed and distributed for non-commercial use only, with attribution to the Global Healthcare Information Network and HIFA. For further details, see the Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
New! HIFA poster at the Geneva Health Forum, April 2016
Download the poster here (1.4 Mb)
Our thanks to HIFA Steering Group member Isabelle Wachsmuth (WHO) and Arthy Santhakumar (BMA) for representing HIFA at this important event.
Please distribute widely! Print it out and email it to colleagues.
HIFA Leaflet April 2016
HIFA Annual Reviews
HIFA Review 2014 (PDF, 400kb)
HIFA Review 2014 (High-res version for printing: PDF, 3.7Mb)
HIFA Review 2013 (PDF, 488kb)
HIFA Annual Review 2011 (PDF, 2.2Mb)
HIFA Annual Review 2010 (PDF 1.7Mb)
HIFA Annual Review 2008 (PDF 1.3Mb)
HIFA Members Directories
Every member of HIFA has a signature profile, which is added to the end of each message they send to the group. In addition, some members have given specific permission for their profile to be included in the HIFA Members Directory to facilitate one-to-one networking between members, or have sent a message to HIFA, thereby making their profile available in the public domain:
HIFA2015 Evaluation Report
In 2011, HIFA2015 underwent a major external evaluation, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
“HIFA2015 achieves an extraordinary level of activity on minimal resources from which many people around the world benefit… its ultimate success will depend on external funders providing additional funding…”
HIFA2015 External Evaluation Report, October 2011, funded by Rockefeller Foundation
HIFA2015 Evaluation Report (PDF, 50 pages, 1.3Mb)
HIFA2015 Evaluation Report – Executive Summary (PDF, 5 pages, 580kb)
HIFA2015 Evaluation Annex – Case Studies, Methodology, Glossary of Terms (PDF, 58 pages, 640kb)
HIFA2015 Foundation Document
The Foundation Document was published in 2007 on the basis of discussion among the first 500 HIFA2015 members. It defines the HIFA2015 goal and our strategy for achieving the goal (promoting Communication, Cooperation and Advocacy).
HIFA2015 Foundation Document
HIFA Powerpoint Presentations
Healthcare Information for All – Presentation at WHO Geneva, 18 December 2013 (Powerpoint: please feel free to adapt and share this presentation at conferences, meetings and in the workplace)
Introduction to HIFA2015 (2012) Please feel free to adapt this for presentation at meetings and conferences.
HIFA2015: A virtual Community of Purpose (2013) This provides more detail about the achievements of HIFA and the three main components of the HIFA Strategy: HIFA Forums, HIFA Voices, and HIFA Advocacy Programme. Please feel free to adapt this for presentation at meetings and conferences.
HIFA2015 sign-up form
Help us to engage new members. Download and print this sign-up form. Each form carries up to 8 new members. Take it to your next meeting or conference and invite people to join.
HIFA2015 on YouTube
HIFA2015 on YouTube (9 minute video from HIFA2015 India Representative, Dr Pranab Chatterjee)
All the following publications are freely available in full text.
Royston G, Hagar C, Long L, McMahon D, Pakenham-Walsh N, Wadhwani N on behalf of the mHIFA Working Group. Mobile health-care information for all: a global challenge. The Lancet Global Health July 2015, Volume 3, No. 7, e356–e357
O O Owolabi, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin and Neil Pakenham-Walsh. Stakeholder views on the incorporation of traditional birth attendants into the formal health systems of low-and middle-income countries: a qualitative analysis of the HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 email discussion forums. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:118 doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-118
Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Pranab Chatterjee, Tamoghna Biswas. Governments are legally obliged to ensure adequate access to health information. The Lancet Global Health, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages e129 – e130, September 2013
Pakenham-Walsh N & Bukachi F. Information needs of health care workers in developing countries: a literature review with a focus on Africa. Human Resources for Health 2009, 7:30doi:10.1186/1478-4491-7-30