“We have been investing substantially in the health sector. But have we been getting optimal benefits for our investments? No! We could get more benefits if we have better governance,” Minister of Health from Uganda, H.E. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said at Wednesday’s side event at the 67th World Health Assembly.
Governance for Health: Priorities for Post-2015 and Beyond, brought together decision makers from governments, civil society, and international organizations to discuss exactly what Dr. Rugunda described: how governance can maximize and create better health outcomes for the underserved. Below are photos from the dynamic panel:
Dr. Jonathan Quick, President and CEO of Management Sciences for Health, moderated the panel discussion.
From left to right, Dr. Sameen Siddiqi, Director, Department of Health System Development in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, World Health Organization; Dr. Tomohiko Sugishita, Senior Advisor, JICA; Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID; H.E. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Minister of Health, Uganda; H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health in Afghanistan.
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez of USAID.
Dr. Sameen Siddiqi (R) and Dr. Francis Omaswa (L), Executive Director, African Center for Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST)
A participant asks a question to the panel.
Left to right: Dr. Tomohiko Sugishita, Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, H.E. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil
Left to right: H.E. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, H.E. Dr. Suraya Dalil, and Simba Shayanewako, Family Planning Youth Centers, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Zimbabwe. All photos by MSH Staff.