Developing sustainable 'trusted' African health institutions
This seminar with Dr Richard Brough, Executive Director of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Uganda, will focus on the lessons being learned about some of the key elements in health institutions in countries like Uganda, which aspire to be trusted - technically, ethically, and in terms of sustainability.
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Uganda is an autonomous, self-sustaining, not-for-profit that is wholly owned by Makerere University - with a mission to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. Programmes comprise : HIV prevention and treatment; research; training; lab services; outreach and global health security. IDI opened in 2004 and currently employs about 1,000 staff with about 100 concurrent projects. This seminar will focus on lessons being learned about some of the key elements in health institutions, in countries like Uganda, which aspire to be trusted - technically, ethically, and in terms of sustainability.
Richard Brough worked at IDI for 13 years to June 2018 (nine years as Head of Strategic Planning & Development and then four years as Executive Director). His professional background is operational research (PhD from Warwick) followed by management consultancy in London. Since 1992, he has worked in institutional development and strategic health programme planning and management in the South Pacific, Philippines, India and Uganda for a range of development agencies; and in both the Government and NGO sectors.
Professor Peter Piot will open the seminar.