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The Liberian health system suffered serious setbacks during the 14-year civil war (1989-2003), when trained health workers fled the country, training institutions closed, and health facilities were demolished. Since the end of the conflict, domestic and international efforts and invest- ments have helped produce steady gains.

The rapid rise in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has increased global momentum to establish antimicrobial stewardship programs in health facilities, clinics, and hospitals. The overuse or misuse of antimicrobial medicines is a key driver of AMR and a growing global health problem.

Twelve Stories of How MSH is Advancing Health around the World

Mobile health (mHealth) is the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives. The rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks has opened opportunities for health programs and systems to harness these technologies to positively impact the health of Africans.

This issue of The Manager focuses on desiging and improving a package of HIV-related services, using a conceptual framework called the Functional Service Delivery Point. The framework can help managers to identify the characteristics that make HIV-related services functional and to deliver these services with strong community and management support.

Governance of Health Systems and Health Organizations is intended to support the important work of the leaders who govern health service delivery organizations.

This issue of The eManager focuses on governing in the health sector, and presents four effective governing practices and their nine key enablers. It shows how health leaders and managers can contribute to a better-governed institution and, ultimately, improve health services and the health of the people they serve.

People-centered health systems cannot be strengthened without good management and leadership. This publication shows how you, as a manager of a health program or health services, can apply proven practices for managing and leading to address the challenges you face. Leadership and management skills are needed at all levels of the health system.

This publication reviews concepts, approaches, and tools that will help change perspectives when designing and implementing policies and programs in health, specifically in relation to gender. The chapter explores the myths and realities regarding gender, and the concept of gender mainstreaming and how to move towards this goal.

In this publication, we examine aspects of financial management and related office operations systems.

This publication shows that effective human resource management (HRM) is important in any public- or private-sector organization and essential when public health crises collide with workforce shortages.

This publication is a practical guide that you, the manager of a health program or of health services, can use to understand and organize essential practices that will improve the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health services. It explains the role and function of an effective health information system (HIS).

The publication outlines the essential elements of managing supplies at the district and subdistrict levels and in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), provides practical guidance in assessing and improving the supply system at that level, and offers a range of other technical and managerial resources and references that will enable you to improve your management skills and study the areas that i

This publication explores the ways in which the health service delivery system interfaces with and builds on the management systems discussed in the earlier chapters of this handbook. You will see how improving the management and leadership of the health service delivery system improves access to and quality of services.

This publication attempts to simplify planning by introducing and defining a range of essential long- and short-term planning processes that managers of health programs or health services should implement. We focus on the primary organizational planning process: the development of a strategic plan and its conversion into an operational plan.

This newsletter, pubilshed in September 2015, highlights the visit of MSH Board Chairman, Lawrence Fish, to Nigeria in May; the six MSH abstracts that were accepted and presented at the IAS 2015 Conference in Vancouver, Canada in July, and a detailed story on the PLAN-Health end-of-project dissemination meetings.

This book is designed to help readers explore, master, and apply the practices of good governance in the context of health. The principles and practices discussed in this book apply to most types of organizations and also to sectors beyond health. Readers can use this guide to shape how their investment in smarter governance within the health system.

ABCs for Managers Who Lead is a simple and user-friendly lexicon for busy managers who lead. It draws from the combined experience and knowledge of MSH staff who work in different public health programs and projects around the world.  The publication was produced through crowdsourcing by our colleagues from far and wide.

The Management of Medicines Benefit Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Settings manual serves as a primer for managers, government officials, or consultants who are tasked by a government, health insurance plan, or other institution with designing or implementing a medicines benefit program.

Forecasting Consumption of Select Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Commodities This guide will assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts when conducting a quantification of commodity needs for the 13 reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities prioritized by the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children.

"Improving Medicines Access and Use for Child Health—A Guide to Developing Interventions" represents an up-to-date and practical resource for those developing interventions to improve access to and use of medicines for child illness. It targets groups working in community organizations, health facilities, and district health offices, or within larger health systems.

Despite the growing international trend towards increased regional multilateralism, integration, and cooperation in health and other sectors, there is a limited body of literature examining the relationships, power dynamics, limitations, and strategic advantages of regional bodies.

This brief discusses the impact of disease on trade, economic growth and commerce, with particular reference to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Obstetric fistula is an injury to the birth canal, resulting from prolonged labour, that has devastating physical and psychological effects on women's lives.

Plaidoyer, approbation, accés : le misoprostol pour l'Hémorragie du post-partum Guide pour un plaidoyer efficace (French title)

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