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Meeting the health information needs of children and parents

Children and parents in LMICs lack access to reliable healthcare nformation in a format they can readily understand, to protect child health. This includes basic information on nutrition and early child development, as well as information on what to do when a child is sick.

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HIFA (general health) and CHIFA (child health) bring together more than 10,000 health professionals, researchers, publishers, librarians, policymakers and citizen representatives in 170 countries on a global forum using the Dgroups discussion platform ( There is also a Portuguiese and French version, in collaboration with World Health Organization. We are a 24/7 online conference exploring how to improve the availability and use of healthcare information in LMICs. Further info:  

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Great to read about HIFA and its mission and work.

At a more local level, I liked that idea:

Can you see members of your network working on developing similar apps or providing content? It seems aligned with one of your goals:

"The First HIFA SMART Goal: Mobile Healthcare Information For All

“By 2015, at least one telecoms provider, in at least one country, will endorse the vision of Healthcare Information For All, and will provide free access to essential healthcare knowledge in the local language, pre loaded on all new mobile phones they may sell and freely downloadable to all those who already have a mobile phone.”"