Stories

Uganda Medical School Trains Doctors for the Realities of their Future Careers Providing health care in any country in the world is a multibillion-dollar investment. The best way to maximize the effectiveness of a health system is to properly manage those resources. All health managers must be well prepared to manage and lead to achieve results. A study on leadership in business, conducted by MatrixGlobal LLC, found that for every $1.00 spent on coaching and leadership development, $7.90 was returned.

“At first, I completely had no idea about motorcycle riding. I never even rode a bicycle! …But with determination, I told myself I was going to go for it and make it!” — Linley Luwayo Nutrition Coordinator, Salima District When four nutrition coordinators working on a short-term relief project in Malawi learned that they would be conducting supervisory site visits, they might not have considered that becoming a licensed motorcycle driver would be part of the job description.

There is growing recognition that health plays a key role in stabilizing and rebuilding the world’s most troubled nations—those that have been ravaged by years of conflict, disease, poverty, and natural disasters.In times of crisis, health systems are battered by violence, poor governance, lack of funding, and loss of infrastructure. Where people no longer have access to adequate health services, mortality and morbidity rates increase dramatically.At MSH we believe that, despite the challenges, societies can move forward and health can be made a top priority.

Pages