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HIFA Dgroups


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Presentation by Neil Pakenham-Walsh (HIFA) at the FAO-Dgroups webinar on 22 March 2018.

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HIFA Dgroups

  1. 1. Healthcare Information for All A global community of purpose
  2. 2. 1. What issue are you trying to solve with Dgroups? Problem: People are dying for lack of knowledge HIFA goal: Every person will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others WHO letter of support: “Healthcare Information For All is an ambitious goal but it can be achieved if all stakeholders work together” 2
  3. 3. 2. How have you used Dgroups? Launch: 2006 Mombassa ($3k from BMJ) Method: Reader-Focused Moderation Approach: 1. Agree/define HIFA goal (2006) 2. Explore how to improve availability and use of healthcare information (2007-) 3. Build critical mass / advocacy (2007-) 3
  4. 4. 2. How have you used Dgroups? (contd) Result: >18,000 members, 5 Dgroups, 3 languages, 300 supporting organisations, 40 funders, 12 projects. • Main strategic partner: • Main funding partner: 4
  5. 5. HIFA Financial Supporters 2018 ($50k) 5
  6. 6. 3.Why would you recommend Dgroups to others? 1. Dgroups works (Community Cloud) 2. Dgroups is a partnership of UN agencies, bilateral agencies and NGOs 3. Dgroups is committed to international development, human rights and social justice 6
  7. 7. Thank you 7
  8. 8. Dgroups: simple solutions for building online communities Webinar 22 March 2018