Lord and Lady Swinfen and All,
I thank you for your posting and must thank you for all the fine work that you describe that you are doing in Africa. I am surprised to have missed the previous postings on HIFA that you said you have made in the past (but I notice however that HIFA has not been in existence for up to 20 years, if I am correct that it was launched in 2006).
Our centre in Calabar, Nigeria works closely with fully registered charitable health related bodies and clinics:
1) Calabar Children and Women Hospital (hosts Free medical missions run by local and overseas based Charities for the poor and very poor), also is currently the only active centre catering for vulnerable, premature, low birth weight babies in the state;
2) The Dr Bassey Kubiangha Education Foundation focus on Health Promotion especially for Youths in Schools and Colleges; etc.
I shall be ready to discuss collaboration with your charity.
*Africa Center for Clin Gov Research & Patient Safety*
*@ HRI West Africa Group - HRI WA*
*Publisher: Health and Medical Journals *
*8 Amaku Street Housing Estate, CalabarCross River State, Nigeria*
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.
Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk