2008-15 Challenge: Health students
Health students in the world’s poorest countries are asking for help. Their libraries are starved of cash; many have limited if any internet connection; and textbooks are in short supply. As a result, many students are unable to pass their exams and fulfil their dreams to be a doctor, a nurse, a midwife, or an allied health professional.
How you can help
Join our campaign! Healthcare Information For All by 2015 (HIFA2015) is a campaigning and knowledge network of health students, health professionals, librarians, publishers and development activists from over 100 countries worldwide. Our Challenge for 2008 and beyond is to meet the information needs of medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students in low-income countries.
Benefits of membership
•Be part of a dynamic global email forum with over 1000 members worldwide
•Help identify and implement solutions to meet the needs of health students in developing countries
Membership is free. Join here!.
HIFA 2008 Challenge – Literature review
What are the information needs of health students in low-income countries? The HIFA 2008 Challenge working group has started a literature review to answer this question. The results are now available on a dedicated page in the HIFA2015 Knowledge Base.
HIFA2015 activities during 2008, including the HIFA Students Now! campaign, were financially supported by the British Medical Association.