Dr. Juliet Nabyonga-Orem | Editor In-Chief
Dr. Juliet Nabyonga-Orem is a leading health systems expert with experience spanning over 2 decades. She has been instrumental in the transformation of health systems in many African countrie...Read More
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams | Editor
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams is a health systems and policy analyst. He has almost 3 decades of experience in senior health management in Ghana including 16 years as District Medical Officer/Med...Read More
Prof. Oladele Akogun | Editor
Prof. Oladele Akogun has spent over 25 years on health system research, focusing on access to and utilization of intervention services. He holds a PhD in Public Health and a Postgraduate Dipl...Read More
Date of Publication: August 31, 2020
A healthy body is your most valuable asset and you must be careful what you feed it. We often focus on the expiry dates on the products we purchase from the shelves, but is that all? This blog explores important aspects that must be taken into consideration when buying items from the shelves of supermarkets, pharmacies and other points of sale. Rarely do people pay attention to the inscriptions on these items before purchase, so end up using them without knowing the true components.
Normally, essential items like food and drugs are packaged in cans, bottles and little paper boxes with special information for the consumer,...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 148 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 64 Read More
Date of Publication: August 19, 2020
A status symbol, representing a degree of wealth that shines blindingly piercing the retinas of the most deprived, allowing owners to pontifically convey perspectives with as much noise as the jingling sound that their car keys make, now bunched up with others. The possession of a combustion engine enclosed in its mostly steel shell and powering a set of four wheels means a lot to the Zimbabwean population, a lot that is widely astray from the practical considerations meant to guide them in making the initial purchase. Staying on the issue of going astray, I will do just that, moving away from the stated price of second-hand vehicles and diggi...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 285 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 72 Read More
Covid has put Governance at the heart of debates on development, but how has it changed the questions we ask?
Date of Publication: August 6, 2020
The aim of this blog is to suggest ways in which the ‘governance discourse’ (what a grand term!) is changing – indeed has already changed - as a result of Covid-19.
I know that blogs are supposed to be discursive and informal. Recently our office was privileged to have a session with that master-blogger, Duncan Green, who shared all his tricks and techniques on the art of blogging. However, just this once I am going to ignore everything he said and make my case in two tables.
But first a quick explanation is in order. I perceive (I may be wrong here) that Covid has chang...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 278 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 88 Read More
Date of Publication: July 27, 2020
On the front-lines of emergency medical response in Kenya are clinicians in emergency departments of various types and levels of facilities. These clinicians are expected to be able to handle any medical emergency that walks in through the door. From mothers with sick children, people clutching their chests, those hobbling in on broken limbs and laboring women; every day has its own share of emergencies. Doctors, Clinical officers, and Nurses must overcome their fears, limited knowledge, and resources to do their best in serving those in need.
Emergency care in Kenya is still in its infancy, only recently recognized as a ...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 496 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 96 Read More
Current state of the Zimbabwean healthcare sector: small improvements that could help improve patient centred care and service delivery
Date of Publication: July 21, 2020
Following my visit to Zimbabwe (9 July – 18 August 2018), I sought to get to the root of appalling state that the healthcare sector has found itself muddled in. It is not a secret that this once leading developing country has got the majority of its glory days behind it and the crippled economic condition more likely to yield fewer positive outcomes despite resuscitative intervention. In this blog, I explore the ways in which the healthcare stakeholders and professionals can contribute to the bet...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 357 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 124 Read More
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