African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future

Paperback | September 28, 2014

EditorFrancis Omaswa, Nigel Crisp

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Most accounts of health and healthcare in Africa are written by foreigners. African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future redresses the balance. Written by Africans, who have themselves led improvements in their own countries, the book discusses the creativity, innovation andleadership that has been involved tackling everything from HIV/AIDs, to maternal, and child mortality and neglected tropical diseases. It celebrates their achievements and shows how, over three generations, African health leaders are creating a distinctively African vision of health and healthsystems.The book reveals how African Health Leaders are claiming the future - in Africa, but also by sharing their insights and knowledge globally and contributing fully to improving health throughout the world. It illustrates how African leadership can enable foreign agencies and individuals working inAfrica to avoid all those misunderstandings and misinterpretations of culture and context which lead to wasted efforts and frustrated hopes. African Health Leaders challenges Africans to do more for themselves; build on success; tackle weak governance, corrupt systems and low expectations and claim the future. It sets out what Africa needs from the rest of the world in the spirit of global solidarity - not primarily in aid, but throughinvestment, collaboration, partnership and co-development. It concludes with a vision for improvement based on three foundations: an understanding that 'health is made at home'; the determination to offer access to health services for everyone; and an insistence on the pursuit of quality.

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Most accounts of health and healthcare in Africa are written by foreigners. African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future redresses the balance. Written by Africans, who have themselves led improvements in their own countries, the book discusses the creativity, innovation andleadership that has been involved tackling ev...

Dr Francis Omaswa is Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) and Chair of the African Platform on Human Resources for Health. Francis has served as Special Adviser to the WHO Director General and was the founding Executive Director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA). At ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:September 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198703325

ISBN - 13:9780198703327

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Part 1: Overview of African health leaders1. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: Introduction: African health leaders2. Dr Francis Omaswa: Health leadership in AfricaPart 2: The greatest challenges3. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: Introduction: The greatest challenges4. Dr Peter Mugyenyi: Pioneering work on HIV/Aids in Uganda5. Dr Chisale Mhango: Mobilising the community against maternal death - the Malawi community champion model6. Dr Luis Sambo: Epidemiology and health policy in AfricaPart 3: All the resources of the community7. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: Introduction: All the resources of the community8. Dr Miriam Were: Community health, community workers and community governance9. Dr Uche Amazigo: The development of Community Directed Treatment for tackling river blindness10. Advocate Bience Gawanas: Politics, economics and societyPart 4: Making the best use of all the talents11. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: Introduction: Making the best use of all the talents12. The Honourable Dr Pascoal Moccumbi: Technicos de cirurgia - assistant medical officers trained for surgery in Mozambique13. Dr Hannah Faal: All the skills of the health team14. The Honourable Professor Gottlieb Monekosso: The evolution of professional education and health systems in Sub Saharan Africa15. Professor Catherine A Odora-Hoppers: Indigenous knowledge systemsPart 5: Health for the whole population - leaving no one behind16. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: Introduction: Health for the whole population - leaving no one behind17. The Honourable Dr Agnes Binagwaho: Twenty years of improving access to health care in Rwanda18. Lord Nigel Crisp in conversation with The Honourable Dr Aaron Motsoaledi: HIV/AIDS and National Health insurance in South Africa19. Dr Frank Nyonator: Coverage of the poor: innovative health financing in Ghana20. Dr Patrick Kadama and Dr Peter Eriki: Health for the whole populationPart 6: The future21. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: Introduction: The future22. The Honourable Miatta Kargbo: The future: view from a Minister23. Lord Nigel Crisp in conversation with John Paul Bagala, Clarisse Bombi, Susana Edjang, Dr Ndwapi Ndwapi, Dr Kelechi Ohiri and Dr Nana Twum Danso: The future: younger and future leaders24. Dr Francis Omaswa and Lord Nigel Crisp: The future: vision and challenges