MSH Awarded Leadership, Management and Governance Project by the US Agency for International Development

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Leadership, Management and Governance Project. This is a five-year US Cooperative Agreement that can receive up to $199 million in funds.

Implementing project partners include the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), International Planned Parenthood Foundation, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Medic Mobile, and Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute. 

Global health investments in leadership, management and governance capacity building are critical to ensure improved and sustainable health outcomes. The objective of the Leadership, Management and Governance Project is to support health systems strengthening in developing countries around the world by addressing the gap in leadership, management and governance capacity of policy makers, health care providers and program managers at all levels of the health system. The project will:

  • Emphasize strengthening governance in national and local health systems and organizations by developing and testing tools and models to assess participatory process, transparency, accountability and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Add to the evidence base for linking strengthened leadership, management and governance to improved health outcomes. 
  • Incorporate approaches, tools and models into health programs and health systems to build local capacity in leadership, management and governance.
  • Institutionalize, support and equip managers and providers at all levels of the health system to advocate for and implement inspired leadership, sound management and transparent governance.
  • Build on the use of platforms such as internet, digital and mobile phone based technologies to make leadership, management and governance tools available at low cost to the widest possible global audience. 
  • Expand work in pre-service training to ensure that leadership, management and governance models for organizational, programmatic, and financial sustainability are institutionalized and sustained by local universities and training centers.

The new Leadership, Management and Governance Project follows the conclusion last year of the successful Leadership, Management and Sustainability Project (LMS), also led by MSH and funded by USAID.

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