Uganda National Association of Hospital Administrators (UNAHA) sworn in a new executive and governing council during a two days conference held last week at City Royale Resort Hotel in Bugolobi.
On Friday ,several hospital administrators from different parts of the country were present to witness the swearing in of the new leadership which will be under the command of President Peter Okello Odeke the Principal of Mbarara Regional Referal Hospital .
In his speech , Peter Odeke called upon the members to stand in unity and support his leadership for the growth of the Association.
“Members Iam very grateful for the trust and I promise I will not let you down, however I alone can not do much but together we can achieve a lot. I will unite and bring together all the administrators.”
The swearing in ceremony was held on the last day of the conference that was organised by the association for members to share experiences, updates on service delivery in the health sector and also discuss innovative interventions to address challenges in the profession.
Mrs.Olive Mbooga Kakooza the Vice president of the Association and principal admininistrator Butabika Hospital said the main purpose of the annual general meeting is to share experiences.
“we hold this general meeting every year to share experience, to ensure standard and smooth running health health services.we would wish to see that whatever happens in Mulago, is what happens in Bundibujjo, Moroto or Mbarara.”
From the discussion, the administrators drew a memo that seeks to streamline a clearer path of their work.This memo will be forwarded by the Association President to the ministry of health.
UNAHA was established between 1995 and 1996 as a collective governing body for all hospital administrators country wide.It was headed by Mr. Ronald Segawa as its first president then.IThe association was formed at the time when administrators were recruited to replace hospital secretaries.It is registered and recognised by the Ministry of Public Service under Ministry of Health.
After a few years of operation, UNAHA collapsed as a result of expansion and increasing activities which weakened its structures. This forced many of its members to leave.In 2016, the association was reactivated by some of it’s old members .
The new executive consists of the following people who work together with other 17 members of the governing council.
Mr.Peter Okello Odeke – President
Mrs.Oliver Mboga Kakooza- Vice President
Miss .Sheila Okodi – General Secretary
Mawa Geoffrey- Treasurer
Louis Muhindo -Publicity Secretary
Mubiru Muhammed -Executive Member
Grace Lubale -Executive Member
Mania -Representative of Private not for Profit hospitals
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