Novel coronavirus (73) 'Prophets' claim they can cure coronavirus (2)

2 March, 2020

Thank you Dr Mulenga. [Mulenga Lwansa, Zambia: ]

We had already noticed the absence of these 'Cure-all' traditional or alternative - religious remedies. Even as the nation gets ready for the eventual emergence of COVID19 (which sadly but as expected two days ago when an Italian tourist landed Lagos from Milan).

In fact on 21st Feb 2020, I posted on the Nigerian Medical Association blog, the following:

'Where are all the alternative medicine therapies / herbalists/ traditional medicine people in this Coronavirus epidemic, in the ICU, even in China and India. Where are they when the world needs a treatment that cures all!!!'

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

Email: jneana AT