Coronavirus (628) Policymakers and health misinformation (22) BBC: Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine (2)

19 May, 2020

Wow wow wow! The Leader of the 'free' World is taking an unproven, potentially harmful Drug for a condition, as prophylaxis? What the world has come to because of Covid-19?

Information specialists like the media, those experts in science and indeed policy makers and politicians, all of society must work and speak out to stop people from following Mr Trump's example and coming to harm. Quickly too.

The World imperils itself when people don't follow the science.

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 and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

Email: jneana AT