Introduction: Joseph Atukunda, Uganda (3) Mental health (2)

28 April, 2019

If this is not inspirational, I dont know what is. Joseph and Neil deserve all our applauds for literally 'coming out'. But their example should encourage the rest of us to break the silence that will/may enlighten the public and other professionals to remove stigma, whether it is about asthma or epilepsy or HIV or cancer , etc.

Thanks to Joseph and Neil, it is not an easy route to take.

Joseph Ana

Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research & Patient Safety

at Health Resources International (HRI) WA.

National Implementing Organisation: 12-Pillar Clinical Governance

National Implementing Organisation: PACKNigeria Programme for PHC

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