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Transforming Our Global Health Workforce
to Achieve Health Equity

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Transforming Our
Global Health Workforce to Achieve Health Equity

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Source: Global Health Workforce Network

The shortage of public health professionals and healthcare providers is a global crisis. This well-known shortage of health professionals who are qualified to meet the current and future health demands of an intrinsically diversely connected world must be addressed immediately. Because of the varied health disparities, emerging infectious diseases, health crisis and deteriorating health systems, it is even more imperative that health professionals acquire, develop and strengthen basic skills for competencies and aptitudes that are essential for public health practice. Possessing these skills and the capacity to effectively apply them in their daily lives will enable health professionals to successfully respond to emerging health crisis in their communities.

Soft Skills Strengthening

and Capacity BUILDING

Strengthening soft skills and providing technical capacity development to public health professionals, medical clinicians, and community health workers is high priority.  Additionally, it is imperative that global health and international development organizations provide opportunities for their workforce to obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, competencies, and resources needed to do their jobs effectively and competently

Soft skills like emotional intelligence, effective communication skills, problem-solving, team player mindset, and flexibility is a great way to make your workforce change-ready, empowered, and in control of their own career development.  Building and developing the capacity of employees is valuable and key to the long-term success of every organization and corporation.  It fosters a greater sense of ownership, self-efficacy, and high performance.  Employees’ confidence, knowledge, mastery of practical skills, and acquisition of resources are strengthened and easily applied to the daily operations of your organization and corporation. 

UBUNTU guides global health leadership teams, workforce, and public health and medical career professionals with the strengthening of soft and technical skills as well as capacity building. The strengthening of the essential public health skills and competence directly improves health professional’s overall performance, communication, and delivery of healthcare services and programming.

uBuntu Training Topics

  • Effective Leadership and Communication Skills for Supervisors
  • Managing Employee Performance & Change Management
  • Orientation and Preparedness for International Travel and Overseas Work
  • Community Health Engagement and Partnerships
  • HIV/AIDS, Polio, and Infectious Disease Control Prevention
  • Event and Community Based Surveillance
  • Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response

uBuntu Training Topics

  • Effective Leadership and Communication Skills for Supervisors
  • Managing Employee Performance & Change Management
  • Orientation and Preparedness for International Travel and Overseas Work
  • Community Health Engagement and Partnerships
  • HIV/AIDS, Polio, and Infectious Disease Control Prevention
  • Event and Community Based Surveillance
  • Disease Outbreak Preparedness and Response

What do our clients say about us?

"I worked with Hermence during the Ebola crisis in Guinea. While Peace Corps Volunteers had been evacuated from Guinea, our staff remained in place and an interagency agreement was signed to support the CDC. Hermence came to Guinea and helped lead training with WHO for contact tracing team supervisors and health workers in Conakry using her excellent French language skills. This training focused on risk communication skills to negotiate positive citizen cooperation. Pre and post-tests showed strong positive results, and participants reported essential work benefits. In sum, Hermence is a dynamic and effective trainer!”

Doug Teschner
Former Peace Corps Director, President of Growing Leadership, LLC
Pike, New Hampshire (U.S.A)

“Hermence has many years of varied work in her professional arsenal. She developed programs and tools, especially for marginalized youth, that contributed to the work programs and strategies of the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders. She immersed herself in the culture of the people and effectively worked with the various groups, schools and stakeholders. Ms. Matsotsa is well travelled, knowledgeable in her area of work, people oriented, an excellent communicator and wholly dedicated to and passionate about her profession. UBUNTU Workforce Development Consulting Firm It is a greatly welcomed gem.”

Alison Isebert
Health Educator, Certified HIV Counselor,
Castries, Saint Lucia

I have been really impressed by uBuntu’s ability to lead programs. uBuntu used role play, team exercises, and practical examples to emphasize key messages in the sessions. Hermence, the CEO, served as our Atlanta based supervisor during my STOP mission in Haiti. Within this position she conducted a site visit in Haiti where she organized a 2 day workshop to reinforce surveillance capacity of national staff. This meeting brought together key implementing partners on disease surveillance activities such as CDC, WHO, and national priority programs on epidemic prone diseases. Once again Hermence demonstrated her passion for effective communication and skills acquisition in Public Health. As a result, Haitian national health and surveillance workforce was
transformed for the better.

- Cyrille Gourmanon, MD
Medical Epidemiologist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


" Hermence has a strong leadership and supervisory skills by providing staff under her supervision with specific direction and responsibilities as well as development and mentoring opportunities. She attaches importance to diversity, inclusion, equity and treats everyone with dignity and respect, encourages diversity”

Khady Nimaga- Ouattara
Chief UNICEF Communication for Development
Cameroon, Central Africa

Our Specialities

Soft Skills Strengthening and Capacity Development

Cultural Competence and Communication

Team Building and Employee Engagement

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