Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and a consortium of partners lead the US Agency for International Development's (USAID's) Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project. These posts originally appeared on LMG's blog as two posts (Day 1 and Day 2). They also appeared on MSH's Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research conference blog (Day 1, Day 2).
From September 29-30, more than 50 thought leaders in global health gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the Third Global Governance for Health Roundtable. The Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project is collaborating on the Roundtable with the Health Policy Project and the Health Finance and Governance Project.
On the first day of the Roundtable, topics covered ranged from measuring the value of governance, including vulnerable populations in governance, and case studies on decentralization in Kenya and Afghanistan.
Participant Eunice Seekoe, Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
Chantal Uwimana, Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East for Transparency International, moderates the session, "Transparency, Accountability, and Trust: Bridges to more Equitable Access to Services," which included panelist Jeremy Kanthor (left) Governance Advisor for the Health Finance and Governance Project.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
Participants engage in a lively discussion including Barry Kistnasamy the Compensation Commissioner for South Africa's Department of Health (center).Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
Tshepo Kgositau, Regional Coordinator for Gender DynamiX, delivers comments for the session, "Inclusion: Engaging Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations in Governance for Health Gains."Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
Panelist for "Politics and Health Governance: Strategies for Ensuring Commitment to Health Systems." From left: Derick Brinkerhoff, Distinguished Fellow in International Public Management, RTI International, Health Policy Project (HPP); Anele Yawa, Representative, Treatment Action Campaign; Aaron Mulaki, Health Systems/Public Administration Advisor, HPP/Kenya, RTI International; Christopher Tapscott, Director, School of Government, University of the Western Cape; and Robert Ndieka, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, African Union Commission.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
On the second day of the Roundtable, conversations focused on donor investments in good governance and how to further support vulnerable populations and national civil society organizations in governance interventions.
Day 2 began with remarks from Dr. Tomohiko Sugishita (left) of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency on the panel, Investing in Good Governance as an Enabler for Health Systems Strengthening, which included Temitayo Ifafore of USAID.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
Robert Ndieka, a Monitoring and Evaluation Expert at the African Union Commission, observes discussions at the Global Governance for Health Roundtable.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
Jan Sobieraj (center), Managing Director of the UK's National Health Service Leadership Academy, acted as a rappateur for the roundtable along with Barry Kistnasamy of South Africa's Department of Health (left).Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
LMG Director, Jim Rice, gives closing remarks at the Third Global Governance for Health Roundtable.Photo credit: Sarah Lindsay/MSH.
LMG and partners hosted the Roundtable in conjunction with the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2014), also held in Cape Town.
More about MSH at HSR2014