We are grateful to the organisations below for supporting time-bound thematic discussions on HIFA Global Forums (HIFA, CHIFA, HIFA-Portuguese, HIFA-EVIPNet-French and/or HIFA-Zambia). If you would like to sponsor a thematic discussion in 2014, please contact us. Sponsoring organisations select the theme and HIFA moderators work with you to discuss how best to present it. HIFA moderators facilitate the discussion on your behalf, and synthesise the key points for publication and/or presentation at upcoming conferences. Key points are also captured and integrated into the HIFA Voices database, as a constantly evolving resource for all those concerned with the information and learning needs of health workers and citizens.
“Ebola kills people; but more lives are put at risk because of lack of information or misinformation”
Dr. Guido Borghese, UNICEF Principal Advisor Child Survival and Development for West and Central Africa
HIFA member and WMA President Dr Margaret Mungherera highlights the importance of access to health information to tackle the current crisis.
From August to October 2014, mPowering Frontline Health Workers and IntraHealth International sponsored HIFA discussions on Ebola. Below are the outputs:
mPowering Frontline Health Workers
From December 2013 to February 2014, mPowering Frontline Health Workers is supporting HIFA to hold an in-depth exploration on the HIFA forum around the information and learning needs of Community health workers (CHWs), and how we can meet those needs more effectively and efficiently over the coming years…more information
Global Health Workforce Alliance
From September 2013 to November 2013, the Global Health Workforce Alliance supported a global discussion on priorities in human resources for health. A summary of the discussion was presented at the 3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Recife, Brazil, 10-13 November. …more information
International Child Health Group
From October 2013 to November 2013, the International Child Health Group (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) supported a 4-week thematic discussion on the subject: Protecting children from child abuse. A summary of the discussion was presented at the International Child Health Group Meeting, London, 4th November 2013. …more information