Prof. Sekelani S. Banda
MB ChB, MSc, MMEd, PhD, FAcadMed (UK)
I am greatly honoured to present the 2018 – 2021 Health Professions Council of Zambia Strategic Plan (HPCZSP) under the theme: Transformative Agenda in Regulating the Health Sector. I would like to acknowledge the hard work, preparation and commitment of our Council Members, the Registrar and Management. This Strategic Plan is the new roadmap that the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) will follow to realize its vision of being a leading Regulator of health care and training services for public protection for next four years. It articulates the Vision, Mission, Core Values and the results the HPCZ will deliver. It has outlined the Objectives, Strategies, and Targets to be achieved with the key performance indicators to help measure the progress being made.
The HPCZSP has been prepared through a consultative process. The process took into account the overall National Health Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021; the country’s Vision 2030 and the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). This Strategic Plan builds on and consolidates the gains from the previous Strategic Plan. It is broadly aimed at re-energizing HPCZ towards improved service and mandate delivery, operational efficiencies and Strategic partnerships. It is further aimed at creating and enhancing brand awareness and being efficient with revenue growth. This will be realized through six strategic pillars namely: Human Resource and Operational Excellence, Public Accountability, Infrastructure Development, Mobilisation and Management of Resources, Decentralisation and Organisation Design and Core functions. Further, there are Strategic Objectives under the Key Result Areas (KRAs) that will constitute the implementation in the transformation journey for HPCZ.
This Strategic Plan is summarised as follows:
From the Board perspective, the thrust of HPCZ for the next four years is to ensure public protection through executing our mandate. This requires a paradigm shift in mind-set among the HPCZ staff, on ethical behaviour, performance and accountability among the professions and institutions that are part of the health services value chain. It is my sincere hope that HPCZ staff and stakeholders will participate fully in this strategy implementation to ensure the realization of our vision.