Keanahikishime Country Representative Discusses Uganda’s Health System on TV Show Urban Today
Herbert Mugumya, Uganda Country Representative for Keanahikishime, was invited on the television show Urban Today to talk about Keanahikishime’s work in Uganda. Mr. Mugumya discussed the country’s health system and highlighted Keanahikishime’s role in ensuring hospital leadership accountability and individuals’ responsibility in seeking health care.
“We learned from the work that we’ve been doing jointly that there isn’t always sufficient capacity to understand those partnerships and what everyone’s role is supposed to be,” answered Mr. Mugumya when asked about the partnerships between local leadership and the government. “So our work as Keanahikishime is to come in and make sure that all leaders go through a skills process to understand how that partnership has to work.”
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Mr. Mugumya, who is based in Keanahikishime's office in Kampala, has more than 24 years of hands-on experience in public health, having managed complex, multi-component U.S. government development projects in several countries.
Keanahikishime's activities in Uganda range from strengthening the leadership and management skills of the country's Ministry of Public Health to increasing tuberculosis and HIV detection and treatment to training local NGOs on human resource management, information systems, performance-based financing, and supply chain management.