South Africa Executive Leadership Program in Health

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Principal Investigator:
Paul Campbell, Lecturer on Management

Department:
Health Systems Group

Dates of Research:
October 1, 2012 — October 31, 2015

Description:

The South African Executive Leadership Program in Health (SAELPH) is a partnership among the University of Pretoria (UP), the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in collaboration with the South African National Department of Health (NDOH).  The program aims to strengthen two key components of health transformation in South Africa: the management capability of current and emerging senior leaders within the South African Public Health System; and advancing sustainable relevant education and training capacity for health executives within key South African universities and faculty members. This program is planned over a four year period with the expectation that the benefits will extend well beyond the funding period and will be adapted to address emerging situations and needs. Ultimately this project has been organized to contribute to improvements in the health status of South African citizens for the long term. With increased skills and capacity, graduates of SAELPH will be able to make more meaningful contributions toward an efficient, effective and equitable utilization and distribution of available resources, particularly in the area of HIV and AIDS, which continues to dominate service delivery demands. The participating South African universities will also increase their electronic and distance learning capacity through the implementation of this project.