Leadership and Governance for Health Security

Strong leadership and good governance practices are critical factors for epidemic preparedness and response, and are the backbone of sustainable, responsive health systems. MSH has developed globally-recognized approaches and tools to strengthen these capacities locally and to empower governing bodies to work urgently and decisively to mitigate and defeat health security threats. MSH cultivates ownership and accountability, supports improved stewardship of resources, and fosters organizational effectiveness and sustainability. Through work in more than 40 countries, MSH has supported hands-on leadership development, strengthened networks and coalitions, and established transparent oversight and accountability mechanisms to support effective and coordinated action.

In Liberia, MSH is helping the country rebuild and strengthen their health system following the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic. With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, MSH’s Collaborative Support for Health Program supports the Ministry of Health and six counties to build leadership and governance skills, develop the capacity of the health workforce, strengthen management and use of medical supplies and data, and improve health financing systems to ensure health for all.