• 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
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  • JICA Uganda team visiting ACHEST head office in KampalaJICA Uganda team visiting ACHEST head office in Kampala
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  • 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.

After the completion of one year of internship at the various hospitals in Uganda, the newest batch of UgandanPROF OMASWA RECEIVES AWARD FROM THE MEDICAL INTERNS FEDERATION PRESIDENT  DR. MARY LILLIAN NABWIREPROF OMASWA RECEIVES AWARD FROM THE MEDICAL INTERNS FEDERATION PRESIDENT DR. MARY LILLIAN NABWIRE doctors to complete internship were hosted to a dinner by the Federation of Ugandan Medical Interns (FUMI) on March 25, 2022.

During the dinner, FUMI recognised individuals and institutions that supported them.

The African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) received a Certificate of Appreciation, and the ACHEST Executive Director Prof. Francis Omaswa received an appreciation Award in plaque.

PROF. OMASWAS PLAQUEPROF. OMASWAS PLAQUEACHEST has for over three years held induction courses for newly qualified health professionals in Uganda including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.

The objective of the course is to enable the young health professionals to be conversant with the Ugandan health system and the Ministry of Health Vision and Mission; to understand the basics of government procedures and rules and quality assurance in the health care system.

It also ensures that interns are prepared to work in the Ugandan health system and understand the referral system, job market, career progression and postgraduate training; and how to take good care of themselves.

In June 2020, the induction course won international recognition during the Health Workforce Resilience awards organized by Human Resources for Health 2030(HRH2030) Program

 A CERTIFICATE THAT ACHEST RECEIVEDA CERTIFICATE THAT ACHEST RECEIVED

Prof Omaswa was recognized for guiding the Federation as they engaged the government of Uganda to raise their salaries, improve working conditions and also address unemployment of new graduated.

Commenting on the two awards, Prof. Omaswa remarked: “ Young professionals need support so that they feel loved and cared for by senior colleagues. They will do the same when they become leaders. The profession prospers and the public enjoy better services.”