ACHESTs Executive Director at the Annual Scientific Conference in Kisumu

on Monday, 03 September 2018.

The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHESTs) Executive Director Prof. Francis Omaswa and the Health Systems Advocacy Project Officer in Kenya Ms. Noel Likalamu attended the Annual Scientific Conference on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Innovative Partnership from 21st to 23rd August 2018 in Kisumu, Kenya.
Tropical Institute of Community Health organized the conference that brought together more than 300 participants including ministers of health from three countries and health leaders. Professor Francis Omaswa was one of the key speakers at the conference and made two presentations on; Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Human Resources for Health Innovations. Kisumu Conference PhotoKisumu Conference Photo
While presenting on the two topics he highlighted two important issues. On NCDs, he pointed to the pressures society and governments have to pay more attention to repairing and restoring lost and broken individual and community health, which are stronger than those to promote and protect existing health are.
On Human Resources for Health Innovation to promote strategies that will leave no one behind and address inequality, he advised that Uganda should abolish user-fees for the minimum service package to promote a fair distribution of the burden of health financing on households (PHC). In addition, institutionalize a Total Quality Management approach through systematic entrenchment of continuous quality improvement and performance culture in services delivery at all levels.
ACHEST disseminated Information Education and Communication material at the conference that included; “Strong Ministries for Strong Health Systems” handbook and African Health Leaders handbook.
A collaboration program between ACHEST and the Tropical Institute of Community Health was hatched during the meeting.