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.
AMP Health hosted a breakfast on April 5th to discuss the case for investing in community health and public sector entrepreneurs.
Peggy Clark (Aspen Institute; Chair, AMP Health Partnership Board) was joined by other members of the Board, including Lisa Bonadonna (GlaxoSmithKline), English Sall (Sall Family Foundation), and Jeff Walker (Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health), to introduce the program to a select group of around 25 people. Key discussion points included:
- Investing in community health workers is an investment that is good for women, communities and countries
- AMP Health is a uniquely collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to building stronger health systems
- Strong leadership and management in ministries of health generates benefits that cascade throughout the entire health system
- The private sector should invest in health systems at the community level, not to create a competitive advantage, but because the world expects it
AMP Health is grateful to for the opportunity to collaborate with such strong and diverse partners that champion community health and is looking to work with other like-minded organizations. To learn more about our work and how to partner with us, please visit our website or contact us.