Emerging Leaders News
Nonhlanhla Nxumalo (pictured), a participant in the CHEPSAA Emerging Leaders Programme and researcher with the Centre for Health Policy at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, has recently written a blog about health policy and systems research (HPSR) capacity in Africa and some of the efforts to develop the HPSR leaders of the future, including key challenges faced by these leadership development initiatives. She argues that we need more systematic mentorship models and mechanisms to support the growth of emerging researchers and future leaders in HPSR in Africa.
Click here to read the full article, which was published by Research Professional.
The CHEPSAA Emerging Leaders Programme was launched in July 2013 and has 26 participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to capacity development for health policy and systems research and analysis in Africa by building a critical mass of future leaders who are committed to working in this field and equipped with the necessary skills and capabilities.
The participants in the Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) of the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) will gather in Cape Town in the coming weeks (6-11 July 2014) for their second capacity development workshop.
The work of the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) to define and build core competencies for health policy and systems researchers and educators in Africa will this week be featured in Pattaya, Thailand through a poster presentation at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference.
The poster, entitled Core competencies for health policy and systems researchers and educators in Africa: development and curriculum design, was developed by Nonhlanhla Nxumalo (middle), Marsha Orgill (left) and Lucy Gilson. Nonhlanhla works at the Centre for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, while Marsha and Lucy are with the Health Policy and Systems Division, University of Cape Town.
Twenty-six professionals, mostly educators and researchers, from five African countries will this week gather in Cape Town, South Africa for the launch of the Emerging Leaders Programme of the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA).