Dear Neil and all
Thank you for sharing this. It would be good to have as many HIFA members as possible to express views and advise to WHO on this issue [https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldu0GKGhTsq6m83FYZkyKg]. HIFA is in the best position to influence the direction and ways forward. By the way, when registering, there was no place for things like “information management", “Information services”, “Legislative and law”, “health informatics”, “health services”, etc. This shows how the industry (profit-making in particular) is talking over.
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI
Former Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department, WHO/HQ
President, eHealth Development Association of Jordan,
Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth
P.O. Box 542006
Mobile +962 799391604
Tel. +962 (6) 5240273
HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.
Email: shorbajin AT gmail.com