The current issue of The Journal of Good Governance in Africa is focused on the African Diaspora before and after COVID-19. This special issue includes the article on page 59 Solving Africa’s Physician Crisis, authored by Peggy A. Honoré, MHA, DHA, AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor at LSU Health New Orleans’ schools of Public Health and Medicine. In the article, Dr. Honoré describes the experiences of two LSU Health Sciences Center medical students of the African Diaspora who successfully completed two Programs that she created and directs – the Health Policy Honors Program and the Population Health Management Clerkship.
Dr. Honoré is an inaugural member of the African and Diaspora Universities Research, Instructions & Engagement Task Force, created to facilitate higher education initiatives of the African Renaissance & Diaspora Network. https://www.ardn.ngo/ Goals are to increase collaboration of higher education institutions in the U.S. and Africa for research, capacity building, faculty exchange, study abroad, curricular design, distance learning and beyond. The article was written as part of her role on the Task Force and to focus attention to competencies needed to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Peggy A. Honoré, MHA, DHA is a Professor in the LSU Health Sciences School of Public Health, Health Policy & Systems Management Program and in the School of Medicine.