Think Global, Act Local: Meet Africa’s Future Innovators in Primary Health Care

The Strategic Innovation for Community Health (STICH) is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 12th to 17th November 2018. Selected Africans are expected to participate at Kenya’s School of Monetary Studies.

What is STICH?

STICH is designed for leaders in primary care, public health or chronic disease care. It welcomes individuals from public sector, private and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who aspire to see a positive change in primary health care to see a real impact on the populations they serve. Selected participants have through hard work become agents of change in primary healthcare delivery and are selected to learn new innovations to promote their respective fields by building resilience of communities and health systems.

For many years there has been a partnership between INSEAD – The Business School of the World, and Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact EMEA. This partnership has been centered around developing leadership, management and innovating people capacity around healthcare delivery systems around the world. – Prof Stephen Chick INSEAD, Programme Director STICH.

The programme will be addressing issues such as;

  • Improving health care with already existing resources
  • Long term care of the population
  • Shifting focus from treatment to wellness

From day one of the course, we dive into the deep reality of innovation and how it is defined in health and how you practice it. Innovation is a team effort and it does not discriminate. Participants share their experiences and network throughout the course to bring about a fresh perspective to their already existing work.’ – Dr Dalal Naeem, Participant.

STICTH participants Idea Generation Stimulation

Offered in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact EMEA, the programme includes sessions with leading INSEAD faculty on the latest theory and best practices in innovation, patient experience and behavior, change management, and healthcare service design.

The Participants

This year, the programme invites 37 participants (Primary health leaders) form over 12 African countries. Each participant is a champion promoting primary health care in their respective countries.

  • Olubiyi Adesina. Consultant Diabetologist / Centre Coordinator Talabi Diabetes Centre, Nigeria
  • Rosita Adunchezor. Senior Program Officer/Consultant. Achieving Health Nigeria, Nigeria.
  • Chioma Ajibo. Senior Nursing Officer. Blue Torch Home Care Limited, Nigeria
  • Richard Ayebare. Country Manager – Uganda North Star Alliance, Uganda
  • Samuel Byiringir. Nurse Practitioner, Quality Improvement Advisor Partners in Health, Rwanda.
  • Alison Clowes. Technical Advisor, Curriculum & Gender Grassroot Soccer, South Africa
  • Hassan Dahie. Nursing Tutor SOS Nursing School, Somalia
  • Mohamed Dakane. Medical Director SOS Children’s Villages, Somalia
  • Naeem Dalal. Medical Doctor, Registrar in Psychiatry University of Zambia,  /Ganizo. Zambia
  • Olufisayo Idowu Famuyiwa. Medical Laboratory Scientist, Chemical Pathology University College Hospital, Nigeria
  • Joseph Gatimu. Senior Technical Advisor – HIV Testing. LVCT Health, Kenya.
  • Solomon Idowu. Pharmacist (Regional Manager – North) LiveWell Initiative,
  • Joyce Jere. Country Director GAIA, Malawi
  • James Kumakech Programme Coordinator Community Uplift and Welfare, Uganda
  • John Vianney Maakpe Regional Health Promotion Officer Ghana Health Service, Ghana.
  • Tekla Mbidi Lecturer and Member of the Executive Council IMANA – Independent Midwives, Namibia
  • Joyce Mfune Operational Manager Potchefstroom Hospital, South Africa
  • Alfred Miriti Psychiatry Resident Ministry of Health, Kenya Psychiatry resident.
  • Lesedi Mmoneng Clinician Unjani Clinic Barcelona, South Africa
  • Lizzie Katherine Msowoya Kasungu District Medical Officer Ministry of Health Malawi, /lions club international.
  • Mukatimui Muimui. District Coordinator Community. Supporting an AIDS Free Era, Zambia
  • Penina Mulwa. Head, ReaMedica Health Mombasa Nurse/Midwife ReaMedica Healthcare, Kenya,
  • Tumwene Elieza Mwansisya. Associated Professor, Aga Khan University, Tanzania
  • Diana Nambatya Nsubuga. Deputy Country Director Living Goods, Uganda.
  • Lundi Anne Omam Ngo Bibaa Assistant Executive Director Reach Out Cameroon, Cameroon
  • Jonathan Odame, Director of Health Promotion, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana
  • Stephen Okong’o, Program Coordinator – Maternal and Child Health Lwala Community Alliance, Kenya.
  • Oluseun Oladosu. Nursing Service. LiveWell Initiative, Nigeria
  • Eunice Pallangyo. Senior Instructor (Lecturer). Aga Khan University, Tanzania
  • Ernest PhirI, Program Manager. FHI360, Zambia
  • Cathy Seakamela. Professional Nurse, Unjani Clinics NPC, South Africa
  • Constance Shumba, Adjunct Professor, Global Advisor Aga Khan University, Kenya.
  • Nyandoh Paho Tad. Communication Officer Rural Women Development Center, Cameroon.
  • Oscar Vetsi. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Ghana Health Service, Ghana
  • Rachel Witro, Ag Assistant District Health Officer Koboko District Local Govern, Uganda.
STICH Participants and Programme Director Prof, Stephen Chick & Clémence Schomberg, Programme Coordinator INSEAD

Benefits of the Programme

  • The participants learn to self-discover with team-development skills for innovation.
  • Apply learning immediately through a workshop approach.
  • Develop a better understanding of patient needs and design thinking techniques to better understand patient needs.
STICTH participants with Prof Ithai Stern Associate Professor of Strategy INSEAD.


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