|Program: Fellowship for African Health Management Faculty|
GBSN and Johnson & Johnson worked together to offer an annual fellowship which will enable African management faculty to spend two months at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and one week at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
While at Duke, fellows had access to health sector and general business courses at the business school and the university as a whole, including medical school, public policy school, law school, engineering school, and school of the environment, as well as access to institutional programs such as the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Global Health Initiative. The fellows were supported by a group of Duke faculty who acted as mentors. In addition, Duke provided shared office space, computer access, and library access. While at UCLA, fellows were mentored by Professor Victor Tabbush, under whose leadership a management course was developed for African HIV/AIDS-related personnel. The fellowship covered travel and living expenses. GBSN administered the fellowship program.
Maureen was the founding Director of the Advanced Healthcare Management Program at Strathmore Business School, a training programme which aims to improve the management and leadership skills of healthcare professionals so they can become efficient and effective managers. Currently Maureen is an Advisor with the Ministry of Medical Services where she is supporting the Ministry’s efforts in health sector reforms focusing on health financing, commodity management, institutional reforms, health care referral strategy and private public partnerships. Maureen consults for the German Development Cooperation in the area of health systems strengthening and continues to maintain links with Strathmore Business School, where she has been retained as a Research Fellow.
Maureen has been/is a member of a number of supply chain committees including the National Systems and Logistics Subcommittee established to coordinate the emergency response for medical commodities and health workers following the December 2007 post election violence; the KEMSA Task Force formed to look into the performance of KEMSA and make recommendations on how to strengthen the institution and the Family Planning Technical Working Group , a standing committee working on improving the procurement and supply chain management of contraceptives in Kenya. Maureen is also a member of the Curriculum Development Committee, a Ministry of Medical Service initiative that aims to support institutional reforms by having health care managers with appropriate leadership and management skills at all levels of the health system.
Dr D Basu is currently a Senior Specialist and Lecturer at the Wits School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand. In addition, he is involved in both post- and under-graduate teaching in the School covering the areas of health management and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. A graduate of University of Calcutta in India, Dr Basu worked as a clinician in India, Zambia and Seychelles before coming to South Africa. In South Africa, he worked as a Medical Superintendent in a Provincial hospital in Eastern Cape and then joined MRC Mineral Metabolism Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital as Project Leader. He is currently hold honorary attachment to two MRC Units in South Africa. He also served as a member of the Senate of the University of the Witwatersrand. He has four Masters Degrees (Human Genetics, Public Health, Business Administration and Public Health Medicine) from the University of the Witwatersrand and recently completed a PhD (Med) from the same University. He is also a Fellow of the College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa. He has extensive experiences with Red Cross Societies in India, Seychelles and South Africa. He was a Member of National Executive Committee, Member of the Brach Committee and Regional Council, Chairman of the Board of Academy of the South African Red Cross Society. In addition he attended ‘National Societies Leadership Development Program’ conducted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ and ‘International Committee of Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland and ‘Leadership course on Gender and Reproductive Health’ conducted by Women’s Health Project of the University of Witwatersrand in 2003. He is external examiner for the Universities of Cape Town, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Pretoria and The College of Public Health Medicine of South Africa. He has presented in many conferences. His research interest includes operational research, evidence based health care and application of management sciences in health.
Dr Afua Kufuor Ph.D
A Lecturer in Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour at the School of Business, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Ghana. Possess six years industry related experience and significant knowledge and experience in HRM Policy related issues. Previously a part-time lecturer at the University of Greenwich, UK. She worked also as a project research officer with the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) UK. Prior to becoming an academic, worked as project coordinator for a Department of Trade and Industry(Dti) Small Medium Enterprises (SME) funded project in disadvantaged and deprived areas and communities of South East London, United Kingdom. As Project coordinator was responsible for screening proposals for client eligibility and liaising with project manager and external consultants on; establishing project deliverables, undertaking monitoring activities and coordination of external project evaluation with funding agencies and local councils including conducting a survey of project beneficiaries and overseeing of project audit trail. Currently at GIMPA also responsible for the academic coordination of two International HRM programs. As coordinator responsibilities include content & design of program, facilitator selection, preparation and assessment of quality of training materials. Afua earned her Ph.D in change management and organisational behaviour and her MSc in computer applications in management systems from Cranfield University, UK. Core areas of research and facilitation are in human resource planning and staffing, development of HR strategy, Performance Appraisal, International Human Resource Management and Social Responsibility Practices of Multinational Corporations (MNC’s) in the West African sub-region.
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