Global Health Leadership and Management
Time & Date: 6:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Venue: Lecture Room 3, Judge Business School,
University of Cambridge
On Tuesday 12 June, 2012, Dr Ndwapi Ndwapi, Head of the Office of Strategy Management in Botswana’s Ministry of Health, will give a public address on “Global Health Leadership and Management” at Judge School of Business at the University of Cambridge. Dr Ndwapi has served as Director of Clinical Services in the Ministry of Health and is the co-founder of the first public HIV clinic in Botswana.
Dr Ndwapi’s insights on leadership and management derive from his notable background and his involvement in a recent initiative between the Ministry of Health, PEPFAR and Addenbrooke’s Abroad to institute a Health Leadership and Management Development Programme in Botswana. The Health Leadership and Management Development Programme establishes management development and performance improvement initiatives to raise standards of leadership and management in the Botswana healthcare system.
Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, KPMG Professor of Management at Judge Business School, will chair the discussion, drawing on her extensive work in organisationalanalysis, leadership and health management.
After Dr Ndwapi’s speech, discussants, representing a range of perspectives, will be invited to respond. Discussants include:
Evelyn Brealey, of Addenbrooke’s Abroad,
Professor Alinah K Segobye, of the University of Botswana
Professor Jaideep Prabhu, of the University of Cambridge.
Dr Ndwapi and the discussants will also take questions from the audience. The event will be followed by a networking reception.
This event is part of the Humanitarian Centre’s Cambridge Global Health Year. The Humanitarian Centre is a Cambridge-based network for international relief and development affiliated with the University of Cambridge.
The Cambridge Global Health Year brings together individuals and organisations--from across disciplines, sectors, and countries--to explore Cambridge's contribution to pressing global health issues.
About the Health Leadership and Management Development Programme:
Since 2006, Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Addenbrooke’s Abroad have been working together through a link with Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone. As the link developed, Addenbrooke’s Abroad also began working strategically with the University of Botswana and the Ministry of Health.
In 2010, a study undertaken by Addenbrooke’s Abroad, at the request of the Ministry of Health (MoH), concluded that improved healthcare leadership and management in the Botswana healthcare sector were highly desirable, and that the creation of a Healthcare Leadership and Management Development Programme (HLMDP) would facilitate the development of essential skills and knowledge.
The MoH and Addenbrooke’s Abroad have designed the HLMDP using collaborative planning and decision-making, joint working, the sharing of expertise and, whenever possible, the creation of opportunities to learn from each other for the benefit of staff and patients in Botswana and Cambridge.
The HLMDP will contribute to the achievement of the MoH 2012-16 strategy target of improved management and leadership of the health system.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ndwapi Ndwapi
Dr. Ndwapi is currently the manager of the Ministerial Strategy Office of the Ministry of Health, Botswana. He has previously worked as the Director of Clinical Services for the Ministry of Health, and he is a co-founder of the first public antiretroviral (ARV) clinic in Botswana. He is a current member of the HIV/AIDS National Clinical Advisory Committee of the Botswana Ministry of Health. He has previously served in a clinical advisory role in ARV therapy for the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Dr. Ndwapi received his doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States.
“Leadership is a natural human social instinct. It is an ability to coordinate the people, skills and the resources at your disposal in order to achieve a certain goal. I was working with a clinical team with various degrees of knowledge—in some cases no knowledge at all— [and] also having to deal with the interface between us as technical people—health care providers—and the rest of the system: the community at large, the government and other organisations. So my philosophy of leadership was: I was going to be that bridge, between the knowledge base that we had as health care workers, and what needed to happen for us to be able to use that knowledge to deliver care.” —Ndapi Ndapi, “Profile in Leadership,” from Everyday Leadership
Chair: Professor Dame Sandra Dawson
Professor Dawson is the KPMG Professor of Management at the Judge Business School and a Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Services Authority, DRS plc , The Institute for Governmentand Oxfam and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology and the UKIndia Round Table . Her research interests include leadership, organisational change and knowledge sharing; health management and health policy. In 2009 she led the report on the nascent National Leadership Council for the NHS
“Leadership is about the relationships you build. That said, performance is key – you can’t be a great leader in the abstract.”
—Sandra Dawson, from TrainingZone
Evelyn Brealey is Programme Director for Addenbrooke’s Abroad with responsibility for the strategic development and management of the programme. She is currently based in Botswana to provide extra support for the projects of the Addenbrooke’s Abroad / Botswana Ministry of Health Partnership (LINK).
“Over the past few years there has been an increasing recognition that leadership and management for the healthcare sector is as important, if not more important almost, then improvements in clinical care.”
—Evelyn Brealely, from Managing for Development
Alinah Segobye is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Botswana. She is a member of the Botswana National Cultural Council and helped formulate Botswana's National Policy on Culture. Professor Segobye is a founding member of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa.
“Recent global gatherings exploring the future of African intellectuals … recognised the need for African leadership to shift their paradigms to place the African intellectual at the centre of the development agenda with consummate resources, freedoms, and strategic engagement of Africans in the diaspora. It is indeed timely that such discussions should move from roundtable discussions to strategic action”
—Alinah Segobye, from Social Dynamics
Jaideep Prabhu is the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise and the Director of the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB) at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Professor Prabhu’s most recent book, Jugaad Innovation, provides “a frugal and flexible approach to innovation for the 21st century.”
“It’s interesting: academic research takes some time to catch up with reality in a sense. I mean, if you talk to people in industry and people in policy in the West, there is no doubt in their mind that the future is in emerging markets. “
—Jaideep Prabhu, from Managing for Development
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