• By: Kate Wilson, MPH

Across the world, people with physical disabilities have poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities, and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. The World Report on Disability (World Health Organization, 2011) estimated that 30 million of these individuals in Africa, Asia, and Latin America need prostheses or orthotics and related services, and many live in countries whose health and social systems lack the capacity to meet their rehabilitation needs.

  • By: Karen Johnson-Lassner, MA, MPH

All of the MIUSA 'WILD' participants - 2012

LMG Project Supports “WILD Women” Leaders with Disabilities

USAID-funded project works with MIUSA to strengthen an important leadership initiative

  • By: James A. Rice, PhD.

USAD and LMG official logo

Welcome to our inaugural newsletter for the USAID supported Leadership, Management, and Governance Project!

  • By: Belkis Giorgis, Ph.D., Gender Senior Technical Advisor
  • Published Date: May 2013

LMG Project staff will be hosting a panel discussion that examines the role of women in health leadership, management, and governance positions at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference May 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—read more to see why ensuring that more women move into leadership positions is such a critical health issue.

By Belkis Giorgis, Ph.D., Gender and Capacity Building Senior Technical Advisor, LMG Project

  • By: Willow Gerber

Almost a year ago, at the June 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, a resolution was adopted to call attention to universal health care (UHC).[1]  It stated that, “We [also] recognize the importance of universal health coverage to enhancing health, social cohesion, and sustainable human and economic development.


The LMG project is working in partnership with the new Gender Directorate within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to help ensure that gender equity is practiced at all levels of the health system in Ethiopia.

  • By: Belkis Giorgis, Ph.D.

Women health workers, marching for equality in Togo, West Africa.The Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project’s mandate to improve health outcomes provides opportunities to address gender equity and good governance in health systems.


From May 28 – 30, over 5,000 policymakers, advocates, healthcare professionals, and researchers will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the health and rights of women and girls at Women Deliver 2013. The conference will have more than 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums.


From May 28 – 30, over 5,000 policymakers, advocates, healthcare professionals, and researchers will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss the health and rights of women and girls at Women Deliver 2013. The conference will have more than 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums.

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