#Effective Teamwork

How Work Culture Change Improved Maternal and Infant Mortality Outcomes in Tsholotsho District, Zimbabwe

Introduction Tsholotsho District is one of seven districts from Matebeleland North Province that participated in a Spark Health Africa Transformative Leadership & Culture Change Initiative in Zimbabwe. The intervention ran from January 2017 to December 2018. In Tsholotsho District, 10 District Health Executives were trained, and at least 200 frontline health workers from the 20 …

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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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How Strong Leadership in Eastern Cape Improved Medicine Stock Availability

South Africa’s Eastern Cape Department of Health collaborated with Spark Health Africa in 2012 to embark on a Transformative Leadership and Culture Change (TLCC) initiative. Using the competencies that they developed as part of this initiative the provincial management team improved stock availability of all medicines and supplies from 54% to 95% over a six-month …

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Team-building in Uganda: Transforming workgroups through alignment of goals and values

The term ”team” is often used to describe what would more accurately be defined as a workgroup. Workgroups are people brought together by a goal in space and time. To truly become a team, a workgroup would need to be aligned. In donor-dependent countries with multiple stakeholders, it may be common for different groups to …

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