Oct 28 2014
New Mentoring Network Supports Women Leaders by Belkis Giorgis

The Leadership, Management & Governance Project (LMG) is launching the East Africa Women’s Mentoring Network. We are calling upon women leaders who have worked in family planning and reproductive health as service providers, midwives, program managers, policy makers, teachers, advocates, and other relevant positions to support the aspirations of younger women. We are seeking

Oct 20 2014
Save the Dates for Ebola Seminar – October 28-30, 2014! by Rebecca Simon

LeaderNet invites you to join a 3-day virtual seminar on the subject of West African Ebola outbreak from October 28 – 30, 2014. This seminar is provided free of charge and is targeted to anyone interested in preparedness and response to any Ebola outbreak, trends, approaches, and specific interventions that are needed.

Oct 17 2014
Owning Change: Through Local Ownership, Development Organizations Evolve by Sylvia Vriesendorp

“How can we get better support from our diocese for our development initiatives,” the executive director of a Catholic charity in Madagascar wondered. She and her Board Chairman participated with 8 other NGOs in a strategic management and leadership workshop that was organized by the USAID|MIKOLO (pronounced Mikoul) project that MSH is implementing

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 …