Communities at the heart of UHC (5) Engaging communities in improving their own health (2)

1 March, 2019

Dear Neil,

To this article you wrote, 'I'm not sure why it was published in this particular journal, as the paper refers to work across Africa, Papua New Guinea and beyond.)', well I dont know why you asked the question.

We have always wished that more papers of international importance be published in smaller country journals, provided ofcourse it (journal) is indexed.

I think it is great that a VIP like the DG of WHO should publish in a small journal like he has. It can only be good for attracting attention to and readership to Journals in the Global South.

Joseph Ana.


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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:

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