Education and Family

The Global Child

Dr. David Kenneth Waldman

The Global Child – Health and General Child Welfare: A Member of Parliament’s perspective, Uganda

An article just published in The Journal of Global Health Care Systems, a peer review journal, written with my Senior Vice President of Global and Community Public Health titled Collaborative Method for Public Managers and NGO Leaders: Implementing Policy for Social Change, spotlights a collaborative partnership approach for developing and garnering support for my Nongovernmental Organization To Love Children’s Healthy and Smart, a HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum strategy. We instigated effective social change and public policy by forming collaborative partnerships. We examined as the essence of collaborative partnerships with key public policy and administrative actors is its alignment with a nation’s social development policy.
I am particularly excited about our show as I have an opportunity to have a dialogue with an international health expert. The show today is titled Health and General Child Welfare: A Member of Parliament’s perspective, Uganda. My guest today is working for the rehabilitation of northern Uganda. He is an expert on Health policy and Health Systems; Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi, Member of Parliament Uganda.

Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi Member of Parliament, Uganda is a knowledgeable and experienced public health professional and has for about 20 years taught at university while practicing public health. He is currently a member of the Uganda Parliament. A medical doctor by training and a health economist with PhD in health policy and health systems development, he applies his knowledge and experience of health planning, management and policy in national policy development and legislation at the parliament.

He was a key actor in the development of the Uganda’s Health Sector Strategic Plans I and II, the National Child welfare Strategic Plan, and numerous national health programs and projects. Dr Okuonzi also developed health and social sector policy and strategic plans for Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Lesotho. In Uganda, he developed the National Health Policy and prepared many health bills for enactment by parliament. Come and listen to our guest as he discusses the importance of a good public health system.