Reuters: The cost to stop women dying in childbirth by 2030? 46 military aircraft (2)

14 November, 2019

Dear All,

It appears that the more these shocking stats are rolled out the less it seems happens or is it that more is happening but not having the expected outcomes? which is it: less is happening or more is happening with little impact. Of course we must acknowledge and appreciate that there are little improvements here and there but not near enough to actually shift the needle strongly, considering the resources pouring into the other efforts but ignoring access to Information for All. To worsen matters, as Neil says, 'Healthcare information is the low-hanging fruit that most funders cannot see'.

How does HIFA re-strategise to reach these funders/ sponsors/ policy makers?

Which of HIFA's strategy needs re-jigging for better results?

I suggest that if not all members of HIFA, at least the Steering Group needs focus on this for a while.

Joseph Ana.


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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.

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