Why Are People So Angry At Ebola Responders In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo? (7) Reaching people with information about ebola (6)

6 November, 2018

Dear Malcolm

Thank you. You are right it will be difficult to reach out to stakeholders in conflict zones, but the whole country is not in conflict and it appears that Ebola afflicts districts that are not in active conflict, which is why immunisation and other activities to contain the Ebola epidemic is possible by regular non combat health workers.

Spreading information to reach every nook and crany of an LMIC is always difficult, more so than in HIC, but it must be done. Using every available traditional method works especially in countries where more modern method are not always possible due to under development.

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: http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group


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