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HIFA Voices

Welcome to HIFA Voices!

The HIFA Voices database will bring together the experiential knowledge of HIFA members: more than 12,000 professionals from over 2500 organisations in 170 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 those for whom they are responsible. The content of HIFA Voices is currently limited, but will grow substantially over the coming months.

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

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