Department of Health System Management and Development

Our Story

The Department of Health System Management and Development is one of the two departments in the School of Public Health. The department was established in 2017 after the School of Public Health was started to enhance delivery of quality innovative training of health professionals, who can apply multidisciplinary approaches in addressing public health issues; and promote achievement of Universal Health Coverage in Primary Health Care, as well as resolving human resource for health challenges facing the health systems in low middle-income countries.


Our Purpose

Training fit for purpose health professionals for betterment of health service delivery.


To train and develop transformational health leaders for health systems management and creation of lasting change in health in Africa.

Our Work

We train health care professionals on the concepts and functions of health system management and health policy. We undertake operational research in health systems, health laws and policies, health economics, health financing, and human resources for health. We promote achievement of Universal Health Coverage by offering hands-on practical skills on Primary Health Care (PHC) and health informatics.

Who we are

The department is health systems focused and seeks to achieve equity in health training, produce fit-for-purpose health care workers towards the achievement of universal primary health care as part of the larger Amref strategy.


To be a leading department of excellence in research and innovation, and training transformational health professionals and leaders.


Health systems, health financing, health information management, leadership and governance, human resource for health, supply chain and procurement of vaccines and medical commodities.

Our Partners

Academic Partnerships