Healthcare Information For All
THE HIFA VISION
Every person and every health worker will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others.
THE HIFA DISCUSSION GROUP
HIFA provides a neutral discussion space for all those with an interest in the creation, exchange and use of relevant, practical healthcare information for citizens and health workers in low- and middle-income countries. It complements the CHIFA group (www.chifa.org), which focuses on the information and learning needs of those responsible for the health care of children.
HIFA is the main communication tool for the global campaign, 'Healthcare Information For All', which launched in Mombasa, Kenya, on 26th October 2006, at the 10th Congress of the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa. HIFA is goal-driven and action-oriented: together we are moving beyond dialogue towards collective understanding and effective action.
You can be assured that all messages that you receive will be relevant, readable, and understandable.
HIFA is open to anyone with an interest in improving health care in LMICs.
HOW DO I JOIN THE GROUP?
Please click here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you would like to join HIFA.
We encourage you to supply some details about yourself for your personal HIFA PROFILE. This will be added to the end of any messages that you post, so that members can appreciate 'where you are coming from'.
In your e-mail, please tell us:
With your permission, your HIFA PROFILE will also be added to the HIFA Members Directory, a public-access, online resource to facilitate communications.
HOW DO I POST A DISCUSSION GROUP MESSAGE?
It’s easy! Just send your message to HIFA@dgroups.org
WHAT TO POST
We welcome all messages, even if controversial, provided that they are relevant to the HIFA remit.
Examples of discussion topics include (but are not restricted to):
HIFA is a great way to make contacts; let people know about your activities and publications; and ask for help and advice.
English is the main language of HIFA.
Speak French? Join our sister forum, HIFA-French here: http://www.hifa.org/forums/hifa-french
Speak Portuguese? Join our sister forum, HIFA-Portuguese here: http://www.hifa.org/forums/hifa-portugueseWHAT NOT TO POST
To preserve the quality and integrity of the forum please do not post the following message to the group:
1. Go to: www.dgroups.org/hifa and log in with your email address and password(If you cannot remember your password, click on 'forgot password' link. A password will be sent to your registered email address.)
2. At the top of the page, click on 'My account'. This will take you to your personal configuration page.
Under 'Contact details', click on 'I would like to change this' and you will be offered a choice of various options, including daily, weekly or monthly digests - or receipt of individual emails as soon as they are approved.
HOW DO I VIEW ARCHIVE POSTINGS?
Just click on the green tab 'discussions'. The archive is freely available to members and non-members.
HOW DO I LEAVE THE GROUP?
Please send your request by email to: email@example.com
HIFA administrators are not responsible for the quality and accuracy of information posted by HIFA members.
THE HIFA DISCUSSION GROUP IS MODERATED
To ensure integrity, the forum is overseen by skilled moderators. As a group member, you can be assured that all messages that you receive will be relevant, readable, and understandable. Messages are proofread before posting to ensure they are reader-friendly.
USE OF MESSAGES
Each individual member retains the copyright in his/her own messages. A member can edit and erase messages that he/she has contributed. All content is regulated by a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0-license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ ), the key elements of which are that anyone is free to copy, adapt, distribute and transmit the message for non-commercial use, as long as the derivative is shared under the same license and the source is fully attributed.
To contact the moderator please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HIFA forums are administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network in collaboration with the World Health Organization and others. For further details on the HIFA Campaign, see www.hifa.org
With thanks to our financial contributors for 2016: British Medical Association (main funder), Africa Health, Afro-European Medical & Research Network, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors, Canadian Society for International Health, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Commonwealth Nurses Federation, Council of International Neonatal Nurses, COHRED, ecancer, Elsevier, Global Health Media Project, Haiti Nursing Foundation, HealthProm, Health Sciences on Line, International Child Health Group, International Foundation for Dermatology, International League of Dermatological Societies, International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health, Joanna Briggs Institute, The Lancet, LiveWell Initiative, Medic Mobile, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba, Network for Information and Digital Access, NextGenU, Partnerships in Health Information, Physicians for Haiti, Public Library of Science (PLOS), Quality + Care Solutions, Research Square, The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust, TDR (Special Programme on Tropical Disease Research), Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine, World Health Organization, Your MD Ltd., Zambia UK Health Workforce Alliance