Coronavirus (1307) Health misinformation and murders of polio vaccine workers in Afghanistan (4) Many of the charities working in Africa work for their own and not for Africa

21 June, 2021

Najeeb,

I agree with your conclusions:

'We should know that many many of the charities working in Africa they work for their own and not for Africa. Lack of sustainability and the very low investment in building infrastructure there are very good examples. Africa needs less corruption, more real independent and more respect to its local cultures and languages.".

African countries need to take more local action to strengthen its institutions and promote original research, and money saved from less corrupt practices can fund it without external aid!!

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

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Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk