CHWs (167) Research collaboration on community health worker programmes in low-income countries (3)

25 August, 2019

Really great to read from Dr Ayankogbe about this important Primafamed project and the result.

I wish we can have the full citation so that we can read the full text which I pray is free and open access. Family Medicine/General Practice as practiced in Nigeria and probably some other LMICs differs significantly in many respects from the practice in western Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. It will be nice to know what the project made of this difference and possibly how Family Medicine/General practice in LMICs like Nigeria can be integrated with primary health care.

Joseph Ana.

HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group:

Email: jneana AT