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PURPOSE OF THE MODULE
This module explores the concept of corporate governance and how it applies in Uganda’s health system. Emphasis is put on clarifying the roles and responsibilities of those in governance positions in the definition and pursuit of the strategic vision. The module takes particular interest in the role of governance in transforming the health system into one where continuous innovation and equitable quality can thrive.

Course code: Chm 105
Good Corporate Governance In The Health Sector

Objectives

  1. To introduce learners to principles of good corporate governance and how they relate to their work
  2. To equip learners with skills that will enable them apply results oriented performance approach to their day-to-day work
  3. To enable learners know what is expected of them in any given work environment
  4. To enable learners know the role of involving people in setting their expectations and how they will meet them (participatory planning)
  5. To enable learners know the relevance of team work in enhancing work productivity and performance
  6. To enable learners know the relevance of obtaining and giving feedback as benchmarks for effective performance
  7. To enable learners manage relationships that enhance performance
  8. To enable learners know the relevance of monitoring and evaluation in their work

Competencies

By the end of this unit, learners should:

  1. Describe and explain the basic principles of results oriented management as a management approach in corporate governance.
  2. Apply the tools acquired in their day to day work.
  3. Translate their work goals and targets into realistic and achievable outputs and outcomes.
  4. Implement self-steering and self-management reporting mechanisms.
  5. Use periodic appraisals and translate them into effective performance tools.
  6. Integrate techniques of Monitoring and Evaluation into their routine work
  7. Use and manage feedback information as a mechanism of eliciting good performance.
  8. Continue in their quest for knowledge and understanding of the subject.

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Reading guide/assignment workbook
  • Online resources, including videos
  • Toolkit for assisting in action research

Role And Responsibilities Of ‘Corporate’ Boards

Appendix

EXECUTION AGREEMENTS: A GOOD GOVERNANCE TOOL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY-BUILDING PROJECT IN THE RWENZORI AND WEST NILE REGIONS OF UGANDA

Source: Paper By Richard Obeti, Jimmy Opigo, Damian Rutazaana, Jakor Oryema, Ronald Miria Ocaatre, David Okia, and Charles Olaro; Contained in:  The Life and Times of the Institutional Capacity Building Project in the Health Sector in Uganda: Lessons learned in leadership and management; edited by Anke van der Kwaak and Marjolein Dieleman (eds); BTC Uganda and the Ministry of Health Uganda; November 2015, Kampala, Uganda.

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