Apr 21 2015
Voices from the Field: LMG-Afghanistan hosts health systems strengthening forum

Feroza Mushtari, Acting President of the Afghan Midwives Association, decided to become a midwife at age 13, after she had to dress as a boy to help a woman in labor get to a health clinic during the reign of the Taliban.

Apr 20 2015
LeaderNet: A platform for voices from the field

Different perspectives are needed when discussing global concerns and some of the most effective ideas can come from collaboration and dialogue. The Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project united multiple voices on the topic of “Women in Leadership: Engaging the Next Generation,” by hosting a four-day webinar on LeaderNet from March 17-20. Participants from 19 different countries contributed to finding solutions to the low rates of women in leadership positions and how to…

Apr 17 2015
LMG Mentoring Network: April Mentor of the Month

April’s Mentor of the Month for the LMG East Africa Women’s Mentoring Network is Dudu Simelane! Dudu has over 20 years of work experince with the UN and INGOs and has focused her career on gender, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health. 

Apr 10 2015
Apr 10 2015
Apr 10 2015
Apr 10 2015
Broadly Supporting Health Workers

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 newsletter, “Broadly Supporting Health Workers”

Apr 10 2015
Is health systems governance interesting to medical and nursing students?

Strong governance has been heralded as the “great enabler” when it comes to achieving strong health systems. However, the public health community recognizes that governance is not a practice that should only be relegated to parliamentarians.  Service delivery professionals must be equipped with a broad array of governance practices in order to thrive in their critical roles. But how can we engage health education students in governance matters if they think governance is just about politics…

Apr 09 2015
Equipping midwives to transform workplaces and end preventable maternal and child deaths

Midwifery is a key part of the puzzle to ensuring the effective provision of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services worldwide. If midwives were properly trained and deployed, they could deliver up to 87% of the world’s necessary MNCH health services according to the 2014 State of the World’s Midwifery Report