Working together for a future where everyone has access to safe, effective healthcare

More than 20,000 people died yesterday from common childhood illnesses, malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS and complications of childbirth. Many would still be alive today if they had been attended by an informed healthcare provider. Copyright © 2002 Jean Sack/ICDDRB, Courtesy of Photoshare. Physician (L) at Matlab Hospital, Bangladesh, consulting a mother whose daughter is sick with diarrhea. The mother is feeding her daughter a rice-based Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

"All of us - rich and poor, governments, companies and individuals - share the responsibility of ensuring that everyone has access to information, means of prevention and treatment."

Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, November 2006

Parents, carers and health workers In the developing world continue to lack the basic information they need to relieve suffering, improve quality of life and prevent premature deaths.

Many organisations are working to meet their needs, but their efforts continue to be uncoordinated, duplicated and often wasted.

Global Healthcare Information Network (GHI-net) is a non-profit organisation that provides inclusive support through:


Promoting international, regional and national cooperation


Building a picture of information needs and how to meet them

Effective action:

Seeking and advocating cost-effective solutions

GHI-net serves as a facilitator to help others work more effectively. It does not itself provide healthcare information.

Further information about GHI-net

Campaign: Healthcare Information for All by 2015 (HIFA2015)

GHI-net is facilitating a major global campaign, launched in Mombasa, Kenya on 26th October 2006. The goal of the campaign is: By 2015, every person worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider. Lack of access to essential healthcare information will no longer be a significant constraint in the delivery of care in developing countries. People will no longer be dying for lack of knowledge.

HIFA2015 members communicate via two global email discussion forums, HIFA2015 and CHILD2015.

Further information on HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 and how to join


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