Pepal believes that improving leadership at all levels is key to driving sustainable social change and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 150 people, including the Prime Minister of Uganda, believed so too at the International Summit on Leadership in Healthcare that we co-hosted in Kampala, Uganda in April 2018.
The Summit hosted over 150 guests from 40 health-focused organisations who travelled from over 10 different countries. Organised to provide a forum for a cross-sector discussion of the importance of leadership in healthcare systems, the Summit was also a platform for the launch of the final Caring Together project results. The Summit, in bringing together representatives from government, donor, implementing partner and corporate sectors, actualised Pepal's mission of aligning social and political agendas to solve pressing social issues.
The Summit drew the Caring Together project to a close after three successful years in the Rwenzori and Eastern regions of Uganda. The Caring Together project was jointly run by Pepal, Janssen Pharmaceutica (Johnson&Johnson) and Baylor-Uganda to strengthen the leadership skills of frontline health workers to improve service delivery and patient outcomes. Baylor-Uganda will be carrying forward the best practices of Caring Together through their newly-established Leadership Academy which will provide leadership and capacity-building training to institutions throughout Uganda. We are now working to ensure that all the commitments relating to the Baylor-Uganda Leadership Academy are fulfilled, particularly engaging with the senior partners at the Ministry of Health to ensure that the right procedures are followed for the Academy’s establishment.
Pepal would like to thank the partners that made this event possible: Baylor-Uganda and Janssen Pharamceutica. The drive and dedication of their organising committees were instrumental to the Summit's success.
All videos, posters, and publications from the Summit can be found here: www.healthcareleadershipsummit.org