Dear World, it’s a wonderful end of week for the Foundation. We are wrapping up our next mission to the field, and with all the hectic work involved, we are so delighted to have received our acceptance by the HIFA Steering Group to join their ever growing list of supporting organizations. We were one of their nine new supporting organizations, and the only one from Cameroon giving us a huge challenge to be among the best supporting organizations from our region.
When we were contacted by the Lancet Neurology sometime last year for a collaboration on their article on the status and prevalence of epilepsy in Cameroon, we were very honoured. Yet, we couldn’t imagine that barely six months later, we would be joining the growing list of HIFA supporting organizations. They even have the Lancet as one of their big supporters. Now, our Foundation has even been featured on their website and this is amazing.
HIFA (Healthcare Information For All) is a professional global health network working in collaboration with WHO. HIFA has more than 15,000 health workers, librarians, publishers, researchers and policymakers, committed to accelerate progress towards the HIFA Vision: a world where every person has access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others. HIFA members interact on five global email discussion forums in three languages (English, French, Portuguese). Membership to the email discussion forums is free and can be accessed by all right here.
We are most grateful for the HIFA’s dynamic country Representative who made the initial contact and served as a catalyst for our application. Indeed, it’s actually a win-win scenario here because there is so much an organization stands to benefit by becoming a HIFA supporting organization. Together we can bring epilesy out of the shadows, and dare to talk about mental illness.