Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

The International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL) expands the policy and leadership acumen of public health leaders throughout Africa to collectively transform health systems.

Our Model

Fellows engage with the Evans School’s evidence-based policy expertise and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)’s acclaimed leadership programs to:

  • Develop politically feasible, evidence-informed policies and programs
  • Drive organizational change & overcome resistance to set agendas for sustainable implementation
  • Build internal and external coalitions for change

One-on-one executive coaching & UW faculty advisors provide rapid feedback on leadership and policy development.

Case-based learning prepares fellows to apply skills and frameworks to real-world challenges.

A unique blend of online programming and in-person residencies provide a variety of opportunities for global engagement and collaborative learning.

Emphasizing individual expertise and encouraging peer to peer learning, IPPHL positions fellows to form strong relationships for ongoing collaboration.

Upon joining the growing Alumni Network, fellows leverage these relationships and access continued program support to advance organizational and systems level change.

Self-driven policy projects provide an experiential framework for identifying and implementing solutions to real-time public health challenges. Projects have touched on a range of topics including:

  • Improving Data Quality of the Routine Health Information System to Support Evidence-Based Health Policy in Ethiopia
  • Introducing Social Health Insurance in Nasarwa State, Nigeria
  • Raising the Neglected Tropical Disease Profile in Tanzania
  • Uptake of Human Papilloma Vaccination in Uganda: Barriers and Opportunities
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Application & Candidate Profile

Interested in applying to the program or learning more about our candidate profile? Click below for more information.

Our Fellows

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Clement Avoka
Ghana
Technical Officer in Disease Control
Ghana Health Service
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Eyerusalem Bekele
Ethiopia
Partnership Coordination Team Coordinator
Federal Ministry of Health
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Solomon Woldeamanuel Birru
Ethiopia
Expert Public Health Professional
Federal Ministry of Health
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Loko Bongassie
Ethiopia
Director General
Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Agency
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Selorm Botwe
Ghana
Sub Metro Director of Health Services
Ghana Health Service
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Samuel Kwame Buabeng-Frimpong
Ghana
Head of Center For Health Information Management
Ghana Health Service/Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division

The IPPHL Team

Nadine Shaw

Program Director, IPPHL

Liz Steen

Program Assistant Director, IPPHL
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Mary Kay Gugerty

Nancy Bell Evans Professor in Nonprofit Management
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Jenny Butler

Center for Creative Leadership, Implementation Manager
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Sheona Sauna

Graduate Assistant, IPPHL
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Allan J. Calarco

Center for Creative Leadership, Global Solutions Faculty-Health Sector
Allan J. Calarco

Abigail Dunne-Moses

Center for Creative Leadership, Senior Faculty
Abigail Dunne-Moses

Engagement Collaborators

The International Program in Public Health Leadership is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and works in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership. To learn more about our collaborators and how to work with us, email us at ipphl@uw.edu

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