“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Hellen Keller
The healthcare sector in Kenya is plagued by a myriad of challenges from inadequate resources to misappropriation of resources among others. Poor corporate governance is at the core of all the challenges in the sector. It is against this backdrop that Strathmore University Business School (SBS) entered a strategic alliance with Health Governance International (HGI) to strengthen corporate governance in the East African health sector.
The partnership agreement, which was officially signed on Friday, 10th March 2023, will see the two parties collaborate to enhance the performance of health sector organizations in Kenya. This will be mainly through strengthening the governing structures, processes and competencies along four key areas; health service delivery, production and supply of medical products, health finance and insurance and human resources for health.
Speaking during the MoU signing ceremony, Dr. Caesar Mwangi, Executive Dean, Strathmore University Business School noted the importance and timeliness of this partnership. “This is an exciting time for us to help clarify and strengthen the important work of the health sector governing bodies throughout Kenya and East Africa,” he noted.
Professor Gilbert Kokwaro, Director of the Institute of Healthcare Management at the Strathmore University Business School added: “This new strategic alliance can not only enhance our health sector leadership and management programming, but it positions us well to expand our engagement in East Africa and beyond.” He further noted : “ This initiative will contribute towards addressing the health sector stewardship gap highlighted in the Kenya Health Sector Strategic Plan (2018-2023) Medium Term Review Report of 2021”
By Juliet Hinga