Webinar: New frontiers in urban health governance, 8 April

3 April, 2021

The next Urban Health Community of Practice webinar will be on April 8 at 9 a.m. EDT (1 p.m. UTC). National health policies, strategies and programs in low- and middle- income countries (LMIC) tend to be oriented around the provision of primary health care in rural areas. Oftentimes these policies and strategies are not responsive to the unique dynamics of urban centers, and in particular for the urban poor. As a result national health policies, strategies, and programs are limited in their ability to achieve universal health coverage in urban and peri-urban areas. This is important as an increasing proportion of LMIC populations live in urban centers.

While health indicators continue to demonstrate progress between urban and rural settings, when comparing ever-growing urban poor settings with rural settings, we see that health indicators are either comparable or worse for the urban poor.

The presentation by Dr. Daniel Okello of the Kampala Capital City Authority and Dr. Yvonne Mugerwa of the Kampala Slum Maternal and Newborn Health (MaNe) Project will explore some of the gap areas in urban health policies, planning and programming and make the case for the need for urban-specific health policies, with particular attention to the urban poor. Furthermore the webinar will propose ways to develop contextually relevant health policies for urban populations.

Link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81773765670


- Welcome: Cudjoe Bennett, USAID, 5 min

- New frontiers in urban health governance: Perspectives & interventions from Kampala City: Dr. Daniel Okello, Kampala Capital City Authority, and Dr. Yvonne Mugerwa, Kampala Slum Maternal and Newborn Health (MaNe) Project, 20 min

- Q&A: Cudjoe Bennett, 30 min


*Sara A. Holtz DrPH, MPH*

Community of Practice and MNCH Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.

CIRCLE Project


sholtz@socialsolutions.biz <khawken@socialsolutions.biz>

6153 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852


HIFA profile: Sara Holtz is Communities of Practice and MNCH Advisor, CIRCLE Project, Social Solutions International. She coordinates global communities of practice for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), care-seeking & referral for MNCH in developing countries, and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: https://www.harpnet.org/communities-of-practice/ sholtz AT socialsolutions.biz