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Please note: We are currently reviewing the modus operandi for HIFA Voices. To keep informed of development, please join HIFA:    November 2019


Welcome to HIFA Voices!

The HIFA Voices database brings together the experiential knowledge of HIFA members: more than 17,000 professionals from over 2500 organisations in 177 countries, ranging from senior executives at the World Health Organization in Geneva to community health workers in rural Gambia. We are all working together towards the HIFA Vision: a world where every person and every health worker has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others. 

How to search HIFA Voices

Click on Search in the main menu above. Select HIFA Quotations, HIFA Citations (Formal), or HIFA Citations (Informal) and follow the on-screen instructions.

HIFA Quotations are verbatim extracts from HIFA Global Forum discussions

HIFA Citations are bibliographic records of formal and informal literature on the availability and use of health information in low and middle-income countries. 

Why we need HIFA Voices

HIFA Voices harnesses the practical expertise of providers and users of healthcare information, together with relevant health information sciences literature. This helps us to understand the healthcare information needs of different users in different contexts and how these needs can be more effectively addressed. For more infomation, see About .

"As the HIFA Knowledge Base evolves over the coming years, it has the potential to become a leading source of practical and experiential data to help inform future international guidelines by WHO and other organisations, on a range of issues relating to health systems, human resources for health, and availability and use of health information."

             Dr. Simon Lewin, WHO Guideline Group, Optimizing for Maternal and Newborn Health

Current sponsors:

First HIFA lead sponsor
Elsevier HIFA sponsor

Previous sponsors:

mPowering Frontline Health Workers in association with Intel (2015)