The World Bank Group is supporting Ghana’s health sector to set up a country leadership and management network that will catalyze efficiency in public sector health delivery.
This support is to help Ghana to achieve its aspirations and the targets under the sustainable development goals of the United Nations (UN).
“For Ghana to achieve its development goals, the government, development partners, the private sector and civil society stakeholders need not only technical expertise but also robust leadership and management skills,” the World Bank said.
The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Anthony Ofosu said on Thursday during the launch of the Leadership and Management Community of Practice that leadership was essential for the attainment of an efficient health sector.
“To make things work, you must leverage on the skills of people you are working with as a leader,” Ofosu said.
Among other things, the network will help to build a critical mass of champions that will elevate the usefulness and importance of leadership and management capacity strengthening across development goals in the country.
The Director for Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PMME) at the Ghana health service John Koku Awoonor-Williams said leadership had become the major concern of the Ghanaian society.
“The weakest limb in our health sector is leadership. If we solve our leadership challenges, we would then be able to resolve our major challenges as a nation,” he said. Enditem