Dr. Samuel Kwabena Boakye-Boateng, the Upper East Regional Director of Health Service, has outlined a transformational management approach aimed at revitalizing healthcare in the region.
The approach is designed to foster a consumer-centric focus, preventive care models, and positive outcomes in public health facilities.
In an interview at the 22nd International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Harare, Zimbabwe, Dr. Boakye-Boateng emphasized the importance of a robust public health system for a healthy nation.
He expressed his commitment to lead a health team that provides equitable, quality, and patient-centric healthcare in the region.
“As the new Regional Director of Health, I would lead my Health Team to provide an equitable, quality, and more efficient and effective patient-centric healthcare system in the region,” he stated.
Dr. Boakye-Boateng highlighted the involvement of strategic stakeholders, including the community, traditional and religious leaders, media, civil society organizations, private sector players, and other professional bodies, as crucial in effective transformational management.
He underscored the role of digital technology in innovative healthcare solutions and outlined plans to coordinate and collaborate to increase funding, improve infrastructure, and invest in healthcare workers.
The focus also includes improving access to medicines and equipment, promoting preventive care and education, and ensuring accountability and transparency.
Regarding ICASA, Dr. Boakye-Boateng emphasized its significance as a premier convening for individuals, governments, and communities working in the field of health in Africa, particularly in HIV/AIDS and STIs.
The conference provides a platform for global and national leaders, people living with HIV, private sector partners, and other stakeholders to engage, share best practices, and advance efforts to achieve epidemiologic control of HIV/AIDS across Africa.
The ICASA conference, organized by the Society for AIDS in Africa in collaboration with international and local partners, serves as a vital opportunity for researchers and clinicians worldwide to share scientific advances, learn from each other's experiences, and develop strategies for achieving UNAIDS goals by 2030.