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HIFA-pt Brief Report
HIFA-pt Brief Report
22 August, 2012
Project Overview
• Part of the ePORTUGUÊSe
Programme at WHO
• Created in November 2009
• Important to have discussion
forums in different languages
• Give visibility to tacit knowledge
• Exchange experiences among
health professionals
• A place for health and
information professionals to
discuss and exchange their
own information needs
Current membership
Number of participants
2000
1763
1829
1600
1600
1400
1202
1200
1023
700
800
516
400
350
0
Nov-09
Mar-10
Jul-10
Nov-10
Mar-11
Jul-11
Nov-11
Mar-12
May-12
Strengthens
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Steadily growing since the beginning
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Produced and distributes information in every
ePORTUGUÊSe related meetings
•
Ministries of Health have stated the importance of
exchanging experiential knowledge
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Very good reviews from users
Produced 2 annual reports (2010 and 2011)
Not isolated activity – part of the ePORTUGUÊSe
Programme
Even with low connectivity in countries the participation
is consistent
Weaknesses
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There is not an exclusively dedicated person for the
HIFA-pt
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Important for the moderator to constantly animate the
discussion and this takes time and energy
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Not enough effort to attract members
Very low connectivity in related countries
Focal points in countries not involved enough
Diluted into the ePORTUGUÊSe activities
No funds – part of the ePORTUGUÊSe Programme
Country
Population
World Health
Statistics, 2012
Access to the
Internet
Facebook users
Internet Stats, 2011
Internet Stats, 2011
Angola
19.082.000
5,6%
322,300 - 2,4%
Brazil
194.946.000
37,4%
35,000.000 - 17%
496.000
28,8%
76,980 - 14,9%
Guinea Bissau
1.515.000
2,3%
N/A
Mozambique
23.391.000
4,3%
186,460 - 0,8%
Portugal
10.676.000
48,0%
4,174.000 - 38,8%
165.000
17,3%
3,320 - 1,8%
1.124.000
0,2%
N/A
Cape Verde
STP
Timor Leste
Source: http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/facebook-statistics-stats-facts-2011/
Challenges – Looking ahead
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Increase membership
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Extract the tacit knowledge and revert it in information
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Have a dedicated person for HIFA-pt
Encourage discussion especially from countries with little
connectivity
Encourage focal points to be champions of HIFA-pt
Create a group of people that could increase synergy
among HIFA2015 and HIFA-pt and vice-versa
Dgroups platform – need lots of improvement
Perform an evaluation
Funds
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