A group of seven Fellows under the health systems Fellowship have concluded their program. The public health fellowship is a collaboration between makerere school of public health, institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, and Public Health Professionals association of Uganda, and the SPEED Porgram. The objective of the Fellowship is to build capacity for leadership and management for the health system, in order to deliver the health system mandate.
The Fellows looked into several topics, ranging from: Harnessing the demographic dividend, improving hospital performance and efficiency, role of physiotherapy as preventive Health, improving service delivery using a systems approach, enhancing retention in community insurance, among others.
At the end, it was evident that various management and leadership skills and competencies had been acquired. Indeed, this Fellowship has put the Fellows on a new pedestal to take on even bigger responsibilities within the system. The Fellowship leadership thanked the funders including the Belgian Government, Ministry of Health Uganda, and SPEED funded by the European Union (EU)