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Jul 13 2015
Leadership Breaks Down Barriers to Health Services in Uganda

In Uganda, one in every four teenage girls between 15 and 19 is already a mother or pregnant. Children born to adolescent mothers are less likely to make it to their fifth birthday, and face a substantially higher risk of dying than those born to women ages 20-24.

Jul 08 2015
50 Years of Population and Reproductive Health

Faced with expanding population and scarce resources, family planning and reproductive health services are a necessity to ensure health, safety, and dignity.

Jul 06 2015
Working 'Miracles' for Drug Supply Advances Reproductive Health in Gulu, Uganda

Gulu Branch Health Center is one of the busiest clinics in the country—serving over 25,000 clients with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services per month. When demand outpaced Gulu’s supply of sexually transmitted infection (STI) drugs and other essential medicines, the clinic could not continue offering essential SRH services.

Jun 29 2015
Six Lessons Learned From ‘Unleashing the Power of Good Governance’

The benefits of good health governance are far-reaching: Leaders who govern facilitate the work of health managers. Health managers facilitate the work of health service providers.

Jun 29 2015
Good Governance Improves Health in Afghanistan: One Village's Story

Safiullah Sadiq, a community health worker from the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, is one of 14 residents who sits on his village’s health shura. Together, they identified low utilization of health services as something that they wanted to address.

Jun 29 2015
Promoting Effective Board Governance for NGOs in Uganda

The LMG Project’s Effective Executive Board Governance methodology launches board members and executive staff on a process of developing effective governing practices, along with leadership skills that will strengthen their capacity to face challenges and achieve measurable results.

Jun 29 2015
A "Matter of Life and Death:" Health Governance in Ethiopia

Jemal Mohammed calls governance in the health sector a “matter of life and death.” That’s what drives him to do the work he does. 

Jun 29 2015
Good Governance Will Improve West African Health Systems

One lesson from the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa is that well-managed health systems and well-governed ministries of health can help prevent epidemics.

Jun 26 2015
An Unexpected Journey in Support of Victims of Torture

Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. As Kofi Annan once said, this is “an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable.” In honor of this day, I will share with you a little bit about my own somewhat unexpected journey into the incredibly important work of torture and trauma rehabilitation.

Jun 24 2015
Women's Mentoring Network: Advisory Board Spotlight

Every quarter, we will feature an interview with a different member of the Advisory Board for the Women's Mentoring Network. This quarter's Advisory Board Member is Sue Richiedei.

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