• ACHEST Executive Director Prof Francis Omaswa receiving the Third Hideyo Noguchi Medical Award from Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in August 2019ACHEST Executive Director Prof Francis Omaswa receiving the Third Hideyo Noguchi Medical Award from Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in August 2019
  • Dr Luis Gomes Sambo the former WHO Regional Director for Africa greets Prof. Odora Hoppers an expert in Indigenous Knowledge as Prof. Francis Omaswa looks onDr Luis Gomes Sambo the former WHO Regional Director for Africa greets Prof. Odora Hoppers an expert in Indigenous Knowledge as Prof. Francis Omaswa looks on
  • ACHEST10 A decade of Building Capacities and Synergies for African Health HAPPY BIRTHDAYACHEST10 A decade of Building Capacities and Synergies for African Health HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  • JICA Uganda team visiting ACHEST head office in KampalaJICA Uganda team visiting ACHEST head office in Kampala
  • Participants at the Lobby and Advocacy meeting in Entebbe 1Participants at the Lobby and Advocacy meeting in Entebbe 1
  • Vice President Edward Ssekandi posing with participants of the Special Consultation on Governance for Health in Africa in July 2019Vice President Edward Ssekandi posing with participants of the Special Consultation on Governance for Health in Africa in July 2019
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  • Dr Luis Gomes Sambo the former WHO Regional Director for Africa greets Prof. Odora Hoppers an expert in Indigenous Knowledge as Prof. Francis Omaswa looks on
  • ACHEST@10 A decade of Building Capacities and Synergies for African Health HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  • JICA Uganda team visiting ACHEST head office in Kampala
  • Participants at the Lobby and Advocacy meeting in Entebbe
  • Vice President Edward Ssekandi posing with participants of the Special Consultation on Governance for Health in Africa in July 2019

Welcome to ACHEST

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The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) is an initiative promoted by a network of African and international leaders in health and development. It is an independent Think Tank and a network.

There is now abundant evidence to show that past and current efforts at identifying and implementing solutions that are handed down from outside and are not rooted in the history and culture of Africa have faced some difficulties.

Ownership of these solutions by African countries and populations has repeatedly failed to take root and as the result such solutions have not achieved their full potential and, in some cases, they have done more harm than good.

At continental and country level, ACHEST aspires to strategically promote and advocate for the use of well grounded knowledge and evidence to strengthen professionals and build institutional capacity that will provide transformational leadership to African communities, countries and the world.

ACHEST applies constructive and targeted strategic communication at all levels to catalyze the needed behavior change that will result in stronger ownership and implementation capacity for proven interventions and better health for Africa's people.

To achieve this, ACHEST will forge strategic alliances and partnerships with individuals and organizations within Africa and around the world.

The African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation(ACHEST) is facilitating hands-on training for health workers in the Teso and Bugisu/Sebei Subregions.
This is part of the work that ACHEST is doing on behalf of the Ministry of Health to implement the Clinical Skills Update and Mentorship in Reproductive, Maternal New Born, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in eastern Uganda.

Clinical Skills and Mentorship in RMNCAHClinical Skills and Mentorship in RMNCAH

Clinical Skills and Mentorship in RMNCAHClinical Skills and Mentorship in RMNCAHIn consultation with regional mentors identified high-volume, high risk and difficult to reach facilities, eight teams with skills and experience in CEmONC, BEmONC and anesthesia were formed to conduct onsite mentorship of the targeted facilities. This takes place once a month for a period of five days spending an average of two and a half days in a facility. In order for mentorship to have impact, each facility is visited twice in the remaining four months(August – November) in which this work is expected to be completed. During the visit, the mentors interact with the health workers in the facility using interviews, observations, reviewing registers and reports, working together with the staff and in the process identify strengths and gaps. Some gaps are addressed immediately while for others a work plan is agreed with the mentees on when and how they will be addressed.

The overall goal of the project is to end the needless maternal and newborn deaths; and improve the quality of life of the children, adolescents and women in Uganda as stated in the country’s RMNCAH Sharpened Plan.
The general objective is to work with the health professions associations and regional referral hospitals to provide clinical mentorship so as to ensure that health workers clinical skills are improved. In the end this will result in improved quality of health care
To read more about this project,

click: https://achest.org/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=324&Itemid=459