Coronavirus (320) The catastrophe confronting the urban poor (2) Pandemic preparedness (3)

2 April, 2020


Thank you.

I find this post very interesting [ Raises a lot of exciting themes for debate.

If I may add another theme, it is about hoping that after COVID19 Pandemic there must be recalibrating the policy and method of arranging preparedness for health emergencies: that development partners and donors in the health sector will agree to abandon the damaging model of dealing only/mainly with governments and rarely/reluctantly with civil society and non governmental bodies in the LMICs, and the existing focus on parallel-disease-specific operational protocols and implementation, rather than focus, support and collaboration being on whole system approaches to address all six thematic areas promoted by the WHO or the 12 Pillar Clinical Governance / SEISMIC approach, especially in LMICs that is promoted for whole system strengthening by HIFA and HRI West Africa ( )

For sure the debates will happen, but lets all focus and get over COVID19 pandemic and let the debates take place.

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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