Dear Ana and colleagues [Joseph Ana, Nigeria: http://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/coronavirus-321-universal-health-coverag... ]
Indeed the lack of global leadership has a lot to do with this. One thing that I would like to add here is that the focus on money making and looking at patients as clients and privatization of health and medical services have all contributed to this state of affairs. Ignoring public health and treating even medical doctors who care about public health as less important (they don’t make money) and they don’t have big cars and luxurious houses compared to the other money making machines.
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI
Former Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department, WHO/HQ
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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.
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