Madagascar

Project Dates: October 2015-September 2016

Project Overview:
The one-year goal for the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded LMG/Madagascar Project is to improve family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health services by developing effective leadership, management, and governance practices at the central and decentralized levels (focusing on two regions and four districts) of Madagascar's public health system. LMG/Madagascar will provide capacity-building support for Ministry of Health (MOH) managers and leaders to effectively implement the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) roadmap. Two main objectives for the LMG/Madagascar Project's direct technical assistance are:

  • Objective 1: Strengthen MOH stewardship of the health sector through promoting good leadership, management, and governance practices of central- and regional-level managers to coordinate delivery of essential quality services; and
  • Objective 2: Increase leadership and management capacity of district managers to support effective delivery of quality reproductive health services and essential maternal and child health services at health facilities.

The LMG/Madagascar Project will provide technical support to the MOH by facilitating the Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+), consisting of four workshops with experiential learning exercises to reinforce key leadership, management, and governance practices. Participating MOH staff will choose concrete public health challenges, create an action plan to address their challenge, and report on the execution of their action plans. The LDP+ training at the central level is on track to begin in January 2016, with the district-level LDP+ trainings scheduled to begin soon after.

Also in Madagascar, the LMG Project ensures equitable access to services by partnering with local wheelchair service organizations to deliver the World Health Organization's Wheelchair Service Training Package.