The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) is an initiative promoted by a network of African and international leaders in health and development. It is an independent Think Tank and a network.
There is now abundant evidence to show that past and current efforts at identifying and implementing solutions that are handed down from outside and are not rooted in the history and culture of Africa have faced some difficulties.
Ownership of these solutions by African countries and populations has repeatedly failed to take root and as the result such solutions have not achieved their full potential and, in some cases, they have done more harm than good.
At continental and country level, ACHEST aspires to strategically promote and advocate for the use of well grounded knowledge and evidence to strengthen professionals and build institutional capacity that will provide transformational leadership to African communities, countries and the world.
ACHEST applies constructive and targeted strategic communication at all levels to catalyze the needed behavior change that will result in stronger ownership and implementation capacity for proven interventions and better health for Africa's people.
To achieve this, ACHEST will forge strategic alliances and partnerships with individuals and organizations within Africa and around the world.
Kampala – Uganda, 4th April 2013.
A study conducted by ACHEST to document Uganda's health sector reforms; Health Sector Reforms: Lessons for the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (HSSIP) 2010/2015 was on Thursday, 4th April 2013 launched by Hon. Sarah Ndoboli Kataike, the state minister for health (general duties).
"The Ministry of Health sees the findings and recommendations of this report as an opportunity for us in Uganda, along with our partners in Uganda and around the world to kick start constructive dialogue and to gain national consensus that will reposition the health of Ugandan population at the center of the governance of society," Hon Kataike said.