EHS-COVID (37) Please forward: How can we maintain essential health services during the pandemic? (2)

13 November, 2020

Hi Neil and All 

Thank you for sharing. We shall spread the news to our various connected-list serves.

But I wish to suggest that we/members  leave out, ' (Please forward thisemail far and wide to your contacts and networks. We want to welcome hundredsof new members for this vital exchange of experience and expertise.) statement', as we circulate the invitation.

I think that in some contexts it may put-off people from Joining HIFA or even reading the mail, because they may misconstrue HIFA objectives as being pure a membership drive rather than trying to advance with WHO, the campaign against COVID-19 pandemic.

I suggest that members take out the statement, because it is meant for internal consumption only, before distributing the invitation.

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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