Healthcare information for all.

Author:Bukachi, Frederick
Position:Worldwide news

By 2015, every, person worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider. The availability of relevant, reliable clinical knowledge will no longer be a major factor in mortality and morbidity in the developing world.

This is the goal of a new global campaign, 'Healthcare Information For All by 2015 (HIFA2015)'. The campaign was launched by the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA), the Global Healthcare Information Network, and other partners, at the 10th AHILA Congress in Mombasa, Kenya, in October 2006.

There has recently been increased global attention on the need to strengthen health systems in general, and human resources in particular, as well as the diverse needs of healthcare providers: skills, information, structural support, medicines and communication facilities.

HIFA2015 will focus on the healthcare information needs of family carers, primary and...

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