Kisimbi was born in Kenya and has been working with AMP Health for almost two years. We interviewed him to find out about his life before AMP Health, what brought him to this work, and what he does when he's not building strong health systems.
In early April, delegates from over 60 countries gathered in Oxford, England for the Skoll World Forum, an annual event that brings together social entrepreneurs to discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. During the event, AMP Health hosted a breakfast to discuss the case for investing in community health and public sector entrepreneurs.
Over 400 delegates from more than 15 countries, including all three AMP Health countries, gathered in Johannesburg in late March for the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (ICHC) hosted by USAID and UNICEF in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Focused on promoting collective dialogue and advancing action on community health, ICHC brought together individuals from across sectors to share experiences and expertise.
Read about the session AMP Health led on public-private partnerships for strategy, leadership, and management in community health.
Tendo has been living and working in Sierra Leone for about six months. We interviewed him to find out more about himself and the work he is doing. He told us about his inspiration for joining our team in Sierra Leone, his greatest challenges in doing this work, and revealed his past life as a sous chef.
Read AMP Health's blog on the Huffington Post about the important role strong government leadership and management play in building sustainable community health systems.
We interviewed Matt Ramirez, AMP Health's Management Partner in Malawi. He told us about his motivation for joining our team, his experiences working in the Ministry of Health, and his serious aversion to messy spaces.
During the first week of November, AMP Health held it’s first-ever Leadership Lab at the beautiful Makokola Retreat on the shores of Lake Malawi in Nkopola, Malawi. Community health leaders from ministries of health Kenya, Malawi, and Sierra Leone joined their Management Partner counterparts and partners from GSK, the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health and USAID to engage in an immersive four-day leadership and management development program and share learnings from their respective community health systems.
On September 23, 2016, the Aspen Institute’s Global Health and Development Program and USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) held a discussion with Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GSK, about opportunities for public-private collaboration to advance global health in the developing world. In this discussion, Sir Andrew Witty shared leadership insights from his career making the business case for prioritizing global health in GSK’s global portfolio. He also discussed how the private and public sectors can collaborate to accelerate progress in global health, highlighting AMP Health as an example.
In my work at Aspen Management Partnership for Health we partner with countries like Kenya and Malawi that would like to adopt management resources and practices from the private sector such as real-time dashboards and 360-degree performance assessments. There is mutual interest in ensuring that it is no longer 'business as usual' in the leadership and management of national community health systems.
- By Serufusa Sekidde, Aspen Management Partnership for Health
Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton announced this CGI Commitment to Action during the 2015 Annual Meeting. "The Aspen Institute, in partnership with Partners In Health, GSK, MDG Health Alliance and USAID will provide management, financial, and strategic expertise to Ministries of Health," said Chelsea Clinton. "In addition to establishing mentor networks and cross-country convenings, the partners will recruit, train, and deploy in-country management professionals to work side-by-side with Ministries of Health on high-priority community health projects, ultimately strengthening health systems."