Ukampala Healthcare Mission: 'Adding years to life'
What drives our mission is the human impact access to basic qualitative Healthcare bring.
We recognise that we cannot move the dial alone. What’s needed is more partnerships with Local Government and State Authorities who are prepared to meet the practical challenges of surpassing their set healthcare goals, large local and international Non Government Organisations and Grant donors who bring scale and Social Impact investors who can share new thinking and technologies.
This is how we will create sustainable change, unlock the potential of underserved communities and ensure a successful socio-economic impact on the African continent.
Ukampala’s ‘Sustainable, Community Based Primary Healthcare Delivery Model’ for States and Local Government Authorities in Africa
''African countries will not develop economically and socially without substantial improvements in the health of their people. The Challenge for African governments and their Partners is to coordinate the provision of health care more effectively than ever before, and to ensure that all funds are used in an accountable manner to benefit the African people.'' .......Gomes Sambo - WHO Regional Director for Africa
A healthy population is the fulcrum on which a vibrant sustainable business and communal environment is anchored. We lead teams to formulate and implement ‘Community Based Primary Healthcare Models’ the developing world. One that uses the core competencies of all healthcare professional i.e. Nurses, Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Community Health workers, Medical laboratory professionals etc.; yielding appreciable Social Returns on Investment (SROI) and sustainable human development.
The cumulative experience of our team in Primary healthcare field, including NHS – England; our public sector organizational development experience and our understudy of the Cuban Primary Healthcare System and Nigeria’s Healthcare delivery systems give us a natural advantage in proffering solutions, remodeling and implementing primary healthcare systems in most African countries.
Statistics in Africa show that in 2006, 90% of the people still served by 10% of the doctors.
We create long-term sustainable models that do not produce waste and handouts which ultimately destroy the creative potentials of the recipient communities, with demonstrable impact on the health of the communities.
Healthcare, with an inflexible demand curve is one of those areas (just as the food industry) where deep cyclical business turbulence is hardly seen if the business model is proactively tailored to meet the needs of the local community, with prevailing and potential risks in the business environment adequately managed.
''Poverty is the reason why babies are not vaccinated, clean water and sanitation are not provided, curative treatment is not available, and mothers die in childbirth.” - WHO Director
Our Health, Our Care, Our Say!
Our journey together towards an integrated, equitable and effective healthcare signals a decisive shift from hospitals to primary healthcare.
How can primary healthcare be developed to respond to and deliver all that is been asked of it? One thing is for sure, it will not happen by chance!
The improvements that patients need require an extraordinary potential in primary healthcare to be realized. This will require a major cultural change. The ingredients necessary for this transformation is all encompassing, as effective integrated primary healthcare is the answer to many of the problems facing healthcare worldwide.
Healthcare management must become more strategic if we are to fulfill our extraordinary potential. Key components of our plan are the driving up of standards, and core to this is the development of optimal team working and skill mix. To achieve this, we engineer creative, executable ideas about the organization of primary health and social care.
Integration involve both vertical and horizontal components and involves bringing individuals and groups together to become learning organizations moving towards a larger end.
Vertical integration includes care pathways for named diseases; while horizontal integration includes multi-disciplinary team working across organizational boundaries.
We mostly, vaguely recognize the complexity of health care. As individuals, organizations and government we act as if working harder on the parts is somehow going to improve the whole. It never has and never will.
The phenomena of health and healthcare are too complex to be understood and improved solely by linear thinking. All the component members of the healthcare team must morph into leaders of change, by working on our parts, while appreciating and developing our essential interconnectedness, to improve the whole.
Whole-system change can be uncomfortable for those who think mainly in linear ways because it achieves things that their dominant mental model considers impossible.
UKAMPALA creates Community Based Primary Healthcare Systems with an inestimable Social and Economic Return On Investment.
Adim Udeh, founder-C.E.O Ukampala