Author Archives: Serufusa Sekidde

Thoughts on a plane: Inequality exists even up in the air

Oxfam’s frequently cited fact that 85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population has garnered a lot of attention. Read More

Posted in Corruption, Featured Content, Hub Originals, Hub Selects | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Let’s invest in private hospitals as they are more efficient compared to other hospitals, right?

My co-authors and I recently published a paper in which assess whether the efficiency of a hospital is affected by its type of ownership. Interestingly, Read More

Posted in Delivery, Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Public-Private Partnerships are neither the problem nor the panacea

Pondering over the plight of public-private partnerships (PPPs) can be a particularly poignant affair. Pundits continually trade both bouquets and barbs trying to make the Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

What have economists done for global health? Round #1 in a battle of tweets, wits and fists!

What have economists done for global health? It has been fascinating watching how the rumble in the twitter jungle between Richard Horton, (editor of the Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

How can the private sector support universal health coverage goals?

There seems to be a tectonic shift in the attitudes of health and international development practitioners in their approach to and engagement with the private Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Nigeria’s Nollywood as a template for international development and iNGOs

I was recently in Abuja, Nigeria, when I was inadvertently cast in a Nollywood movie. I was on the phone and walking out of Al Read More

Posted in Aid & Development, Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

In healthcare, being pro-private sector doesn’t imply being anti-public sector

Many in the healthcare community oppose, in principle, a role for the private sector in healthcare, especially in developing countries.  I will be the first Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

China’s aid to Uganda’s health sector

Winston Churchill called Uganda the “Pearl of Africa”. He was spot on. This quite possibly summarizes the motivations that draw the Chinese to Uganda.  With Read More

Posted in Aid & Development, Featured Content, Hub Originals, Hub Selects | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

For whom the bell tolls?…China’s Third Plenum and its implications for the Chinese healthcare business

China watchers are currently on tenterhooks as they await the outcome of the Third Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Congress which is Read More

Posted in Featured Content, General Global Health, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

China’s Africa dream (and vice versa)

I just came back from an extended trip to China where I renewed my love affair and fascination with what I have long considered to Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Game of Thrones in the Dragons’ Den: How to turn the world upside down

I tried explaining to my 88 year old grandmother, in the boondocks of Uganda, that I was going to speak at King’s College London and Read More

Posted in Aid & Development, Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Looking at the 2013 Kenyan Elections through the Public Health Lens

The March 4 elections in Kenya will likely have far-reaching implications not only for Kenya but also for the region.  This election will be the Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Not international development but co-development: The Uganda-UK Health Alliance

On 12th February 2013, I attended a conference held at the magnificent One Great George Street in central London to mark the launch of the Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

The Passion of Krest

There is something about the ostriches strutting their feathers at Kenya’s Amboseli National Park that makes them averse to burying their heads in the sand. Read More

Posted in Featured Content, Hub Originals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed