After a long career spent mainly in the United Nations sytem of organizations (principally WHO, FAO, as well as ILO, ITC and UNIDO) in Europe, India and Africa, and with a four-year spell as the Chief Executive of the Authros Licensing and Collecting Society in the UK, I became a Visiting Fellow and the Programme Lead for the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme of the Centre for Global Health at the University of Winchester. My research work focuses on knowledge management theory (sectoral approaches), as well as indicators. Phi been in existence since 1992 as an independent charity and now operates as a development consultancy. Its activities cover the whole span of health information – health communications, health promotion, health education, knowledge management, and work in national planning and policy-making. Phi acts in response to expressed country needs, promoting country leadership in health information, and working directly with national organizations and networks.