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Tobacco Industry Efforts to Counter the Perceived Threat of Islam (2)

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We are told that every religion abhors killing of human beings, therefore we should demand that religious leaders, fundamentalist or mainstream should tell tobacco companies where to go with their deadly propaganda and products.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Joseph Ana
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Joseph Ana is the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research; Medical Adviser of the Calabar Women & Children Hospital, Calabar;  Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences Cross River University of Technology; and Editor & Mentor of BMJ West Africa edition. He has held several senior positions in the past including: GP with Special interest (Surgery & Urology), Trainer & Clinical Governance Lead at Europa House Surgery, Leighton Buzzard, UK; Commissioner for Health Cross River State of Nigeria; member of the Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh; Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health; Associate Member Royal College of GPs UK; Diploma of the Institute of Urology, UK; Diploma in Family Planning of the RCOG UK; and 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 setting up and sustaining continuing professional development for doctors, nurses and other health workers in West Africa, especially for those in isolated rural hospitals through health information dissemination and use. As Commissioner for Health, he introduced Clinical Governance concepts to Nigeria and set up the first Centre for Clinical Governance, Research and Training (CCGRT) in Calabar, thereby eliminating the strictures imposed on health care delivery by the routines of the Civil Service. In 2007, the centre became the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health of the State Ministry of Health. Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group. Email: jneana AT 

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