Organizations and programs throughout the developing world lead and manage in ways that inspire commitment and make positive and lasting changes in people's health.
The need for strengthened leadership and management is far greater than what the LMS Program can address through direct technical assistance to individual organizations. Therefore, LMS is pursuing the following strategies to leverage its impact.
Mainstreaming is defined as integrating and institutionalizing leadership and management practices into health organizations and multi-sectoral programs as well as transferring leadership and management technical assistance approaches to other technical assistance providers.
Scale-up refers to expanding the number of people and organizations who are effectively applying leadership and management approaches to achieve improved results in health. We will expand the use of key programs, such as the Business Planning Program and Virtual Leadership Development Program, support and tap-into the Technical Cooperation Network, and increase the coverage of LeaderNet and the Global Exchange Network. ESAMI, ADRA and other Cooperating Agencies will become new conduits for proven programs.
Global Leadership describes the LMS challenge to influence thought leaders in the international health community so that they advocate for the importance of leadership and management for successful development in health. LMS will strive to increase the awareness and practice in leading change and develop a long-term strategy for formalizing leadership and management preparations for those who lead and manage health services. This work will manifest itself in various ways such as purposeful participation in global conferences and on global networks and providing strategic communications support to influence other international donors.
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