Coronavirus (275) The harms of exaggerated information and non-evidence-based measures (3)

31 March, 2020

I agree totally [*see note below]. Especially for the low and middle income countries what happened after: Swine Flu, Bird Flu, MERS, SARS, Ebola, etc? . The causes of weak health systems ill-prepared to cope during health emergencies, is the failure to cover all the thematic areas expressed by WHO; systems in LMICs without the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance promoted by HRIWA . May the world not go back to sleep after this pandemic, until the next one.

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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[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Joseph is responding to a message on the EVIDENCE-BASED-HEALTH discussion forum: I would like to see extreme measures and they are called being prepared for a pandemic by learning from the last one with PPE and ventilators for all. It is hard to imagine that none consider the history of public health without preparing the world for the storm. Before this pandemic was when acting on those numbers mattered the most, counting the bodies is a slow and painful way to learn.

Kind Regards, Amy

Amy's message, in turn, is part of a discussion on a paper and YouTube video by the leading epidemiologist John Ioannidis: ]