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Oct 16 2014
From Rhetoric to Action: Engaging Women as a Means for Stronger Health Systems and Greater Health Outcomes by Rebecca Simon

Join us on November 4, 2014, for Sustainable Governance: From Rhetoric to Action: Engaging Women as a Means for Stronger Health Systems and Greater Health Outcomes with the Society for International Development's International Health & Nutrition Workgroup.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

3:30 - 5:30 PM; Networking reception to follow

Chemonics International

1717 H Street, NW

Washington, DC

Oct 16 2014
The Amazing Staying Power of the LDP in Nepal by Barbara Tobin

Have you ever wondered what happens after a project activity ends? Although we are always deeply committed to local ownership and sustainability, we rarely have the opportunity to do long term follow up or reflection. I have recently had the extraordinary opportunity to discover for myself the long term impact of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Nepal. To sum it up in one word: WOW!

Oct 16 2014
A Closer Look: The Leadership, Management, and Governance Certificate Course for Midwifery Managers by Katie Martin

Investing in leadership and organizational development activities has long been a priority of Management Sciences for Health and the LMG project, who have long recognized that building the capacity of health leaders and managers not only improves the organizational strength and resilience of health systems; it can have a profound impact on the quality of care delivered to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities. Despite a broad array of literature and experience to back up this...

Oct 15 2014
Corruption and Accountability Discussed at the Third Health Systems Research Symposium in Cape Town by Meghan Jutras

Although corruption is a sensitive issue to address or even discuss, it has consequences far beyond economic impacts. Corruption “has a direct negative effect on access and quality of patient care,” so those hurt the most are the very beneficiaries we are trying to serve with our interventions, making this an issue we cannot afford to ignore (U4, 2008:10, 8). In July 2013, LMG conducted an online survey of health managers and leaders to assess their perceptions of corruption in the health...

Oct 15 2014
Responsive Governance: Health Committees have impact in Asia and Africa by Mahesh Shukla

Health committees are one of the most widely implemented community level participation and accountability mechanisms in Africa and Asia. They represent multiple constituencies at community, facility, district, and provincial levels, and bring together diverse stakeholders including community members, health workers, and health managers to better understand and respond to health needs.

At the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems...

Oct 06 2014
Women’s Mentoring Network: the "Lean In Circle" for women in global health by Rebecca Simon

The Leadership, Management, and Governance Project is developing a Women’s Mentoring Network. We are designing a platform that will grease the wheels of professional development by linking women who have experience in a wide variety of capacities in global health with women who are seeking skills, confidence, and support. We envision a cycle of inspiration, encouragement, and support, and we want to hear from you! What skills, advice, or support would you like to gain from a mentoring...

Oct 06 2014
Health Systems Research Shapes Governance Impact by Jim Rice

Health systems researchers in the Capetown, South Africa, Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research explore the theory of change that guides governance interventions: a solid governance infrastructure enables sound management of health systems, which increases the probability that ...

Oct 02 2014
Celebrating African Health Leaders at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research by Jim Rice

Wednesday evening was spent celebrating the work and vision of African Leaders driving for stronger health systems and greater health outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. After a day of thought provoking sessions at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Lord Nigel Crisp, Former Chief Executive of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS)  and Dr. Francis Omaswa, Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), launched their new book, ...

Oct 02 2014
Patient-Centered and Integrated Services (PCIS): Is it Primary Health Care (PHC) by another name? by

This morning, October 1, 2014, a panel that was moderated by Edward Kelley, Director for Service Delivery and Safety at the WHO, introduced and explored the rationale and strategic directions outlined in a new WHO strategy on People-Centered and Integrated Health Services. The strategy outlines four core priorities for health systems: empowering users and population groups; strengthening engagement and accountability; coordinating services and setting and implementing system priorities. The...

Oct 02 2014
The Health System Belongs to the Whole Community by

At the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, the theme of improving health outcomes permeates discussions around data, prevalence, coverage rates and policy. The theme of the week is the “science and practice of people-centered health systems”. Questions have been posed, to be fleshed out over the next three days. What does “people-centered” mean to those working on the frontlines? And what are the actionable implications of the widely agreed upon right to health?

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