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.

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IPPHL positions leaders to navigate complex environments, initiate policies, hold healthcare providers accountable, and build partnerships across a vast array of communities and stakeholders.

Our Model

Fellows engage with the Evans School’s evidence-informed 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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Our Fellows

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Ramatu Abdulkadir
Head of Pharmacy Department
National Ear Care Center
Hossan Ajuck
Project Manager
East Africa Kidney Institute (EAKI)
Olajumoke Bamidele Aladenola
Deputy Director Planning Research And Statistics/Desk Officer, Medium Term Sector Strategies (MTSS) In HMB
Hospitals Management Board (HMB)
Caroline Reindorf Amissah
Public Health Physician
Mental Health Authority
Lucas Nyamekye Kofi Annan
Senior Administrative Manager (Policy Analyst)
Ministry of Health, Ghana
Fon Edwin Atunji
District Medical Officer
Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon

The IPPHL Team

Nadine Shaw

Program Director, IPPHL

Liz Steen

Program Assistant Director, IPPHL
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Mary Kay Gugerty

Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning;
Nancy Bell Evans Professor in Nonprofit Management
Karin Martin

Jenny Butler

Center for Creative Leadership, Implementation Manager
Jenny Butler

Absa Samba

IPPHL Graduate Assistant

Rebecca Walcott

Ph.D. Student

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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