From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA Supporting HIFA2015

Healthcare Information For All by 2015IMIA is pleased to have become one of the latest Supporting Organisations for HIFA2015 (, an international campaign with the goal “Healthcare Information for All by 2015”. The rationale for the formation of HIFA2015, ie the urgent need to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in developing countries, is congruent with IMIA’s vision “to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population.” Among the other almost 150 Supporting Organisations are BioMed Central, British Medical Association, Cochrane Collaboration, International Council of Nurses, Joanna Briggs Institute, Public Library of Science, and WHO African Regional Office Library.

We will be exploring possibilities for IMIA to support HIFA2015’s work. HIFA2015 publications that may be of interest are listed at

Any IMIA members who are already actively involved with HIFA2015 are asked to contact the IMIA Office (email: imia[at] if they are willing to contribute to joint activity.
HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015) is a global campaign and knowledge network administered by the Global Healthcare Information Network, a non-profit organisation working to improve the quality of health care for low-income populations in developing countries. HIFA2015 brings together more than 5000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers from 167 countries worldwide, all committed to a common goal: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed health care provider. One-third of members are based in Africa, one-third in Europe, and one-third in the rest of the world. Together we are working for a future where people are no longer dying for lack of basic healthcare knowledge. Membership is open to all and is free of charge:

August 30, 2012 - Posted by | education, miscellany | ,

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