Lessons

Building resilience: A Transformative Leadership and Culture Change approach to health systems strengthening

Since our inception in 2011, Spark Health Africa has worked with over 1,600 healthcare professionals across seven countries as part of our Transformative Leadership and Culture Change (TLCC) programs. Our key aim has been to engender resilience within the workforce by changing their team-based work culture. This article describes the team transformation process that forms …

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Government-centred health system strengthening: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

The divergent paths that countries have taken in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated the importance of government leadership to safeguard population health. While no country has eliminated COVID-19, there are definite success stories that have largely contained spread and averted the detrimental health impacts seen elsewhere in the world.  Notably, success stories …

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Dr Richard Chivaka

Are synergies between government, the private sector, and industry possible towards delivering value-based healthcare?

In October 2019 Spark Health Africa CEO Dr Richard Chivaka was part of a panel discussion at the Asia Health Conference in New Delhi, India. The theme of the conference was “Serving the World’s Fastest Growing Region Through Healthcare Convergence”. This article summarizes his main points in the discussion.  The question before us is so …

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