Novel coronavirus (31) BBC: How a misleading map went global (2)

19 February, 2020

Sad to see how very innocent use of an old map could have boosted misinformation. There is a lot of lessons for us to learn from this. Asking about how HIFA can help curtail misinformation about coronavirus, I believe that one way is for all 20,000 of us HIFA members to share this information in our other online forums.

Joseph Ana

Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research & Patient Safety

National Implementing Organisation:12-Pillar Clinical Governance

National Implementing Organisation: PACKNigeria Programme for PHC

Publisher: Medical and Health Journals;Books and Periodicals

Nigeria: 8 Amaku Street, StateHousing & 20 Eta Agbor Road, Calabar

Tel: +234 (0) 8063600642

Website: www.hriwestafrica.com

Email: jneana@yahoo.co.ukhriwestafrica@gmail.com

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: www.hriwestafrica.com

Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

http://www.hifa.org/support/members/joseph-0

http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group

Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk