HIFA Blog: Month in review, January 2020 - "Global health is public health somewhere else" (2)

12 March, 2020


Thank you for another well summarized presentation of HIFA discussions in January 2020. http://www.hifa.org/news/what-global-health

I must say your summaries is one of those innovations that HIFA has recorded since its launch in 2006.

As it happens, we all sound like fortune tellers now: when we voiced our reservations about the ‘dismissive’ so-called new definition of Global Health in January, who knew that less that two months after COVID19 epidemic would be declared a Pandemic( WHO just did today).

Indeed, ‘Global Health is about health equity everywhere’.

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