What we do


Phi and the Phi Associates:

  • Create, strengthen and evaluate knowlege-based projects and programmes
  • Operate locally, nationally and internationally
  • Are multilingual and multinational
  • Advise on knowledge managmement, intellectual property and ethics
  • Develop policy, strategy and good governance
  • Create partnerships and networks
  • Build on existing information services
  • Emphasize professional development
  • Use opportunities offered by technology
  • Support and cooperate with other agencies


It would be hard to overstate the pivotal role played by Phi within the ten year partnership between the Universities of Sierra Leone and Cardiff. Phi was responsible for the initial introduction and has provided unwavering encouragement, expertise and practical support ever since. It is truly a tripartite partnership providing immense benefits for both Universities and their associated communities. Phi Partner

Some recent work by Phi Associates


Evaluating the use of evidence by UNICEF staff in the Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), and developing a search strategy for the Violence Against Children Programme.



WHO South-East Asia

Researching/writing Traditional Medicine in South-East Asia: A review of progress, 2014-2019. Coordinating and writing A Healthier South-East Asia: 70 Years of WHO in the Region. Communication services for Regional Committee for South East Asia.

Building Bridges

Creating African forums and national health communications networks. Partners are the US National Library of Medicine, African Health Sciences, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Alfred Friendly Press Partners, in the context of the African Journal Partnership Program (AJPP). The first communication network was established in Uganda, with others planned in further AJPP countries.



Ethiopian Ministry of Health

On a WHO contract and working with the Minister’s Office, drafting the Ethiopian National Knowledge Management Strategy for the health sector and an associated detailed Road Map for implementation (now being carried out with World Bank assistance).

WHO Geneva

  • Analysis/evaluation of WHO’s role in over 80 partnerships, carried out for WHO’s Director General and Cabinet. This major study is being used as a base document at WHO.
  • New governance strategy for the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (strategy adopted and implemented) 
  • Internal coordination strategy for the Commission on Social Determinants of Health
  • Evaluation of Child and Adolescent Health for WHO’s Office of Internal Oversight Services
  • Human resources and financial analysis of WHO’s publishing activity (presented to the World Health Assembly by the Director General)
  • Initial strategy proposal for country support in knowledge management


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