Leadership, Management & Governance: Our Impact

Nurse speaking sign language with patient in Aswan, EgyptIn many developing countries where resources are scarce, patients must struggle to get their health care needs met, whether seeing a doctor, obtaining medicines, or arranging for lab tests.

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Judith SanonA conversation with Judith Sanon, the manager of family planning commodities for Haiti’s Directorate of Family Health, on the importance of leadership in post-earthquake Haiti. Ms. Sanon has been working with Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Leadership, Management and Sustainability Project (LMS) for the past two years.What does the term “leadership” mean to you?At the Ministry of Public Health in Haiti, leadership is a strategy in place for us to help others do well and do better.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 990 deaths per 100,000 live births. Health workers often struggle with poor working conditions and a lack of equipment, drugs and medical supplies. These challenges can lead to frustrated staff focusing on the lack of resources rather than providing quality health care services to the people they serve. Under the U.S.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to join the Women and Gender Working Group of the Global AIDS Roundtable, in conjunction with the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, for a review and panel discussion on the 2010 International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Vienna. From the Global Fund to USAID to the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, what impact did the conference have on their plans for initiatives and programs?

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to join the Global Health Council, and PATH, in conjunction with Congressman Russ Carnahan, for a discussion examining the far-reaching multisectoral benefits that stem from successful partnerships.Monday, September 27 1:00-3:00 p.m. Congressional Meeting Room South U.S. Capitol Visitor Center First Street and East Capitol Street, NE Washington, D.C.

President Clinton and Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MSH President and CEO. {Photo Credit: Clinton Global Initiative.}Photo Credit: Clinton Global Initiative.

CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE: September 20-23, 2010(New York, NY) Management Sciences for Health (MSH) today reported that, after two years and with the support of USAID, it has exceeded its four-year $12.5 million CGI Commitment to Action to introduce and expand Performance-Based Financing (PBF), resulting in dramatically improved quality and delivery of health services for millions of people in Rwanda and Haiti. PBF empowers health managers to allocate resources in a way that rewards meeting health goals.

MSH announces the launch of the Virtual Center for Leadership and Management (VCLM) website, the home of MSH’s innovative internet-based leadership and management learning programs, networks, and resources. The mission of the VCLM is to address gaps in the leadership, governance, and management skills and education of health professionals around the world.

Participants in Leadership Development Program in Aswan, Egypt.

Despite the many challenges of working in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake, MSH’s Leadership, Management, and Sustainability (LMS) program distributed more than 1 million family planning commodities in the month following the disaster. This included over 1.2 million condoms; 44,000 oral contraceptives; 33,200 injectable methods; and 100 implants. During the distribution, LMS carried out site evaluations throughout the country to ensure that it was still possible to manage the products according to established standards for US Government-supported health sites.

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