Novel coronavirus (126) Debunking fake information about COVID-19 (3) DFID gives £500,000 to address health misinformation (2)

15 March, 2020

Neil, thank you for summarizing the notice from DFID. And I thank Claire for bringing this to our notice.

I read the sentence, that 'Support will also go to Translators without Borders, which monitors false information in various languages and translates validated content from WHO and other health agencies, and Evidence Aid which updates a database of research on diseases each day', and I am wonder if DFID is aware of HIFA and its promotion of accurate health information since 2006. If it is aware it may be helpful to make contact with DFID as a reminder. If we have not contact with it, can we open such contact quickly.

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.


Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

Email: jneana AT