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4 April, 2020

I agree with you, Najeeb. Thank you. [Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Jordan: Health workforce 4]

That's why I made the point that if the High Income me countries assist to improve and strengthen health systems in low income countries, it may just happen that the emergence of epidemics from low income countries in Africa and Asia, which then spread all over the world may be reduced to a minimum.

Rather than give aid and impose parallel disease-specific projects that collapse when the project ends, it is better that the aid is spent on whole system strengthening programnes that guarantee that when they leave, the country can continue the improvement trajectory. That will be a win-win for both HIC and LMIC and therefore we see less epidemics.

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.



Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk