Dear my friend Ana [Joseph Ana, Nigeria: http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/health-workforce-3]
I am afraid that some countries are not playing it fair i.e. win-win is not their objective. Their objective is for other countries to continue to be in need of some thing. Some have to beg for aid. Some have to beg for protection. Some have to beg for arms. Some have to beg for food. In all cases to beg for some thing, there is a price. The price is weak health systems. Weak democracy. Weak governance. And so on.
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI
Former Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department, WHO/HQ
President, eHealth Development Association of Jordan,
Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth
P.O. Box 542006
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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.
Email: shorbajin AT gmail.com