WHO Publishes Article on Successful Scale Up of MSH’s Leadership Development Program in Egypt
MSH announces the publication of "Scaling up proven public health interventions through a locally owned and sustained leadership develpoment programme in rural Upper Egypt,” in the World Health Organization journal, Human Resources for Health, a case study of a Leadership Development Program (LDP) introduced by MSH and the Egypt’s Ministry of Health in Aswan, Egypt.
As part of MSH’s Leadership, Management, and Sustainability Program, the LDP trained and empowered local doctors and nurses in the Aswan Governate to work together more effectively while applying leadership management practices and methodologies to identify and address service delivery challenges.
After funding for the LDP ended, participants continued to scale up the program to 184 health care facilities, training more than 1,000 health workers. From 2005-07, the LDP participants were able to reduce the maternal mortality rate in Aswan Governate from 85.0 per 100,000 live births to 35.5 per 100,000, a greater reduction than in similar governates in Egypt
In the next year, MSH will be applying the LDP to other hospitals across Upper Egypt, including the Aswan, Qena, and Luxor governorates.