The District Health Officer Kabarole Dr.Richard Mugahi has implored his district health team to always use opportunities provided by development partners to create more partnerships.
Speaking during a health system problem analysis activity under the ├ö├ç├┐Improving health workforce performance├ö├ç├û (PERFORM) project, Dr. Mugahi noted that districts have to be proactive to gain from projects like PERFORM, as proactiveness is the way to get partners on board. This was at the District Health offices in Fort Portal town. The exercise comes just a week before the PERFORM National Stakeholder Workshop that will bring together the three districts where the project is implemented in Uganda; Luwero, Kabarole and Jinja.
He also counselled members of the District Health Management Team about looking ahead in whatever they do. ├ö├ç┬úPut in your time and contribution; because this is not only for PERFORM. The district can use this work to attract other partners; once we know where our problems are, we can always just pull out our problem tree and share├ö├ç├ÿ, he elaborated.
The District Health Team exhibited extraordinary commitment and productivity during the exercise; with good turn up and staying through to the end.
The PERFORM project is an action research project studying health workforce performance in decentralised settings in Uganda (Makerere University, Ghana (University of Ghana), Swizz Tropical and Public Health Institute (Switzerland), University of Leeds (UK) and Tanzania (University of Dar-es- Salaam), in partnership with University of Liverpool. It is funded by the European Union.
The PERFORM Uganda team leader Dr. Sebastian Olikira-Baine thanked the Kabarole district team for their commitment, sense of focus and interest in improving health workforce performance as well as improvement in the general health of the people.