Nicolas Zulu is an African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) scholar from Zambia pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Saskatchewan. He worked as a Human Resources Manager in a District Health Office before starting his MPA studies. His long term ambition is to be a leader in the health sector, helping shape policy and strategy to effectively manage the provision of health care to improve the lives of people. The views expressed in this post are those of the author.
UPDATE: January 7, 2020. Nicholas completed his Master’s degree in December 2019 and returned to Zambia. Through his studies at the University of Saskatchewan (particularly courses on aboriginal governance), his internship at the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council and support from his IPAC mentor, he undertook a cross-national comparison to identify best practices to improve retention of healthcare workers in rural areas and improve health outcomes. READ his case study: ADDRESSING RURAL HEALTH DISPARITIES IN ZAMBIA
The ALT Scholarship Program is funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and by the Mastercard Foundation. It is managed by CBIE in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration.