Masters Thesis

A Plan for Sustainable Healthcare in East Africa

This paper begins with a discussion on how some endeavors in healthcare were successfully implemented in other regions, yet unsuccessful in East Africa, a region of Africa made up of 13 different countries. To illustrate, child mortality and illness rates and human immunodeficiency virus / acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) infection rates are among the highest in the world there despite the implementation of programs that were successful in other developing parts of the world. The work of other researchers attempting to provide us with a cause for this phenomenon is discussed. This paper will lay out a long-term plan that accounts for these identified barriers and is designed to lay the foundation for a self-sustained healthcare system, develop it, and then deliver it. Finally, we will apply that strategy to a model and see how a fictional organizational structure would implement that strategy.