BBC: Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

4 January, 2020

We share this news report about a famous scientist self-retracting her publication to make a point. In recent years we have repeatedly debated the pros and cons of traditional / alternative medicine and herbal medicine as compared to modern evidence Informed and directed medicine. Most members have contributed that the main challenge with the former is mainly the lack of reproducible research and that once that is overcome it can be integrated into modern medicine. This why this retraction is important, illustrating the point. Read on

Joseph Ana

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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