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Launched in 1999 by the Philippines Department of Health, the Matching Grant Program (MGP) has dramatically expanded the coverage and quality of the primary health care provided to women and children in a decentralized program setting.

This booklet describes the creation of a network of reproductive health managers from Francophone countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Since 1987, the managers in this group have explored management issues, exchanged experiences, and applied successful ideas and approaches from other FRAC countries. 

Based on experience in ten countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, this monograph focuses on sharing practical experiences in the area of decentralization. It is intended for leaders of health and family planning programs, officials of donor agencies, and planners responsible for implementing decentralization. 

S’inspirant de l’expérience de 10 pays de l’Afrique, de l’Asie et de l’Amérique latine, cette monographie se concentre sur le partage d’expériences pratiques dans le domaine de la décentralisation.

Esta monografía, basada en las experiencias adquiridas en 10 países del África, Asia y América Latina, comparte las experiencias prácticas en el campo de la descentralización.

This monograph is based on MSH’s work in developing management information systems at the country level. It discusses the principles that program planners and managers should follow when developing management information systems and provides practical insights into developing and implementing these systems.

Cette monographie se fonde sur le travail de MSH concernant la mise en place de systèmes d’informationen gestion au niveau pays.

Esta monografía está basada en el trabajo de MSH para el desarrollo de sistemas de información gerencial a nivel del país.

There are many reasons health organizations may consider strengthening their organizational capacity to manage finances. They may wish to improve their internal services, better manage decreasing funds, qualify for grants, or strengthen the ability of their partners to account for funds.

Ouvrage pionnier de gestion rédigé spécifiquement pour les responsables des programmes de planification familiale, ce guide primé est devenu un texte standard des ateliers en management dans le monde entier.Reconnu comme guide pratique pour tous les responsables des programmes de santé et de planification familiale, ce manuel fournit une information pratique sur

This book provides first-hand descriptions of Afghan and development agency actions to create a network of basic services and Afghan health workers who deliver lifesaving care and supplies deep inside Afghanistan. First published in 1994, this book raises questions that are more important today than ever before.

This book describes the lessons learned by the Kenyan Ministry of Health in developing a successful user fee program. These lessons are valuable for any institution concerned with promoting sustainability in the face of declining donor funding and increasing health care costs.

Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that is spread to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. For more than 50 years, chloroquine, an inexpensive and widely available medicine, has been used to cure malaria.

Managers Who Lead empowers health managers at all levels of an organization to lead teams to face challenges and achieve results. It answers questions such as: How do I create a shared vision of better health and a clear plan for achieving it? What can I do to improve work climate? How can I prepare myself and others for higher levels of responsibility? How do I lead change inside and outside my organization?

This series of 20 training modules complements the second edition of Managing Drug Supply. Topics include procurement strategies, supplier selection, and quality assurance. Trainers can easily adapt these modules to meet the needs of participants at all levels.

This series of 20 training modules complements the second edition of Managing Drug Supply. Topics include procurement strategies, supplier selection, and quality assurance. Trainers can easily adapt these modules to meet the needs of participants at all levels.

Governments and nongovernmental organizations around the world are seeking to make health services more equitable and accessible for citizens and clients and to be more accountable both for improved quality of care and management that is focused on sustainability.

This anthology breaks new ground in the area of decentralizing health systems. Eleven experts from MSH, Harvard University, and Boston University, with extensive experience around the world, share lessons about the challenges of planning and managing health systems.

MSH ha ayudado a diversas organizaciones alrededor del mundo a pensar estratégicamente y a desarrollar planes estratégicos. Basándose en estas experiencias, este libro describe un proceso participativo eficaz para desarrollar un plan estratégico y sugiere enfoques y técnicas para impulsar este proceso.

Esta publicación contiene seis ejemplos de diversas organizaciones latinoamericanas que utilizaron elProceso de mejoramiento continuo de la calidad, más conocido como PMC, para mejorar la calidad de sus servicios.

Les responsables du monde entier ont besoin de solutions spécifiques pour répondre aux défis importants auxquels font face la santé publique et autres programmes de développement.

Management Sciences for Health has developed a comprehensive approach for evaluating the outcomes of its leadership development programs with health program managers and workers in developing countries. This paper describes the methodology used to evaluate how leadership development contributes to measurable changes in organizational performance.

Through the Hewlett Foundation–funded Accelerating Contraceptive Use Project (2004–06), MSH achieved increases of 24–27 percentage points in the contraceptive prevalence rate in three rural areas of Afghanistan.

Senegal has recently emerged as a leader in West Africa in the extension of postabortion care (PAC). This paper describes the extension of PAC to the district level in Senegal, where Management Sciences for Health has introduced PAC services in 23 districts covering more than half the population of Senegal.

With good preparation in effective leadership and management, health care managers will be able to develop and manage the kind of health services that achieve health goals, reduce illness, and save lives.