Leadership, Management & Governance: Our Impact

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today that it has joined Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of over 100 organizations working to end child marriage all over the world. The partnership will amplify the voices of girls at risk of child marriage and will support girls who are or have been married, all over the world.

On April 21 and 22, 2012, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will participate in the 9th annual Global Health and Innovation Conference, presented by Unite For Sight, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. This “must-attend, thought-leading” conference brings together leaders, change makers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.Two MSH staff will present at the conference.

Dr. Catherine Mundy.Dr. Catherine Mundy.

Laboratory services are a necessary but sometimes neglected element of a strong health system. From disease control and surveillance to patient diagnosis and care, laboratories are central to public health. Where laboratory services, policies or strategy are lacking, a comprehensive systems approach can improve a nation's infrastructure and capacity to manage and finance laboratory systems.MSH spoke with Dr.

Three senior staff members of the Lesotho Department of Social Welfare work together at the MSH leadership development training. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

Social workers in Lesotho have traditionally faced challenges related to isolation and poor coordination at all levels. Leadership and management capacity at the national and district level needs improvement to bolster the profession’s credibility in the eyes of service users. As a result, social work has been generally perceived as an after-thought rather than an integral part of public service.

Leadership Development Project Team-Adzope in Adzopé, Côte d'Ivoire. {Photo credit: MSH.}Photo credit: MSH.

Gathering and analyzing data, and using that data for decision making, remain essential to delivering health services that meet the needs of the population.  In collaboration with its partners in the MEASURE Evaluation Phase III (MEval-III) project led by the University of North Carolina, MSH provides the leadership and organization development support necessary for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams world-wide to develop and sustain strong M&E systems. MEval-III's recently released mid-project report highlights examples of how MEval–III has supported monitoring and

At public referral hospitals in Kenya, the development of operating plans typically involves just three people: the hospital medical superintendent, the hospital administrative officer, and the health records officer. Together this small team sets the upcoming quarter’s spending priorities for the entire hospital based on revenues and fees collected in the prior quarter. Scrambling to address the most urgent needs of the immediate future with limited and quickly evaporating funds hampers the realization of a coherent, long-term vision for the hospital.

The five-year Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program, awarded to Management Sciences for Health in August 2005 by the US Agency for International Development's Office of Population and Reproductive Health concluded this month. One of the LMS Program's key achievements was demonstrating the link between improved leadership, management and governance, and improved health services. The Final Report released today, documents LMS Program results in five key areas: (1) impact on service delivery programs; (2) results in good governance; (3) mainstreaming and scale up of th

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.