Health Systems Management Association (HeSMA) was founded through the collaborative efforts of individual health managers and representatives of training organizations and healthcare providers. The representatives selected a working team that put together a constitution, registered the association. The Association was launched in May 2013. Representatives of the health care management institutions were later incorporated and helped in realizing the operating Strategic Plan 2013-2018. Thus far we have implemented (2) strategic plans. We spent the first 5 years on aggressive membership and stakeholder recruitments while 2018 to 2023 SP aims at actualizing the dream and achievement of results.
Although great strides have been made in improving the health indicators in Africa in the last 20 years, poor management of the sector has hindered it from being adequately responsive to the needs of the population. Of great concern, has been the level of management responsibilities put on health workers with minimal training and experience in management.
Guided by the motto Professionalism in Health Management through Systems approach, HeSMA supports health systems managers in their professional and academic growth and development. Today HeSMA remains the only professional voice of the health systems managers. Augmented by its broad infiltrative growing membership, at both individual and corporate levels, HeSMA continues to evolve as the premier organization for health manager capacity building and development. HeSMA’s approach is anchored on adopting multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaborative partnerships. Towards exemplary success, HeSMA will continue to transcend organizational and geographical boundaries to respond to the ever-changing dynamic needs of health systems managers. We have programs and projects aimed at achieving our dreams that include; Capacity development program (wired4Ex), credentialing and certification program, and health systems strengthening programs for the healthcare industry
To be an effective body of knowledge, skills and practice that promote the highest level of quality health service delivery
- To utilize systems approach to influence how health is delivered and managed
- To identify, advocate, lead in raising a generation of Health system Managers who will apply the systems thinking to respond to the needs and opportunities
- Provide technical support and consultant services on the areas of specializations within the pillars of health system
- To establish and develop a body of knowledge, skills and competencies who will be an authority in the leadership, Management and Governance of Health Systems
- Professionalize and regulate the training and practice of health systems management in partnership with health ministries and regional professional organizations
Objectives and Activities
Networking and development
To co-operate with government, private sector and development partners with similar objectives together or in part to support the mission and objectives of the association.
Development of Healthcare Management Profession
Advocate for discipline, code of conducts and optimal performance of our members.
Capacity for members
To bring together, provide means of cooperation and unite Health Systems Managers of all cadres and qualifications
Share collective opinions, views and decisions;conduct peer to peer reviews,mentor others on matters affecting health
Capacity for organizations
To bring together, provide means of cooperation and unite Health Systems Managers of all cadres and qualifications. Share collective opinions, views and decisions; conduct peer to peer reviews,mentor others on matters affecting health