Joseph Ana: a great example of knowledge, wisdom and dedication

16 June, 2019

Dear colleagues

I have been thinking of writing few words to recognize the great contributions that Dr Joseph Ana makes on our HIFA. I am not going to disclose a secret, but I read every single thing he posts and I always find new knowledge, wisdom, experience, ideas, always giving, sharing and disseminating knowledge without waiting for any returns. The experience Dr Ana brings and the insights he shares are amazing and should be put in books for future reference as one great way of learning from him.

In fact when I read about the prize that Dr Richard Horton won (congratulations to him) I thought why does not HIFA recognize its wise men and women who really deserve to be acknowledged as fantastic example of continuous flow of giving, contribution, sharing and respect.

HIFA acknowledges others for their excellent work and HIFA should acknowledge the work of its dedicated members.

Best regards.

Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI

President of the eHealth Development Association of Jordan,

Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth,

e-Marefa Advisor

P.O. Box 542006

Amman 11937


Mobile +962 799391604

Tel. +962 (6) 5240273


Twitter: shorbajin


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