International Health Facility Assessment Network (IHFAN)
2010 Global Health Information Forum (28-30 January 2010, Bangkok, Thailand)

2010 Global Health Information Forum (28-30 January 2010, Bangkok, Thailand)

Tuesday, Feb/02/2010

The Global Health Information Forum took place from 28 to 30 January 2010 in Bangkok. The purpose of the Forum was to bring together a range of experts, governments, donor agencies and organizations with a shared interest in Health Information System (HIS) improvement, to renew energy and commitment to investing in and building the capacities of health information systems.

Hosted by HMN and the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, with the support of the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and other partners, the Forum will launch a eCall to Actionf on HIS, to motivate united support and recognition that HIS strengthening is critical to improving global health.

Objectives of the forum
The Forum has four core objectives:

  • To firmly position HIS as a strategic driver of health systems strengthening and performance management of broader development outcomes;

  • To broaden and unite the constituency of potential allies behind a shared vision and action plan for HIS strengthening;

  • To showcase HIS progress and capacity-building in developing countries; and

  • To secure high-level commitment to drive future action.

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