Ensuring Equitable Access

The Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project enhances the abilities of historically marginalized and underrepresented populations to demand and access responsive health services by collaborating with individuals, networks, organizations, and governments to customize strategies to identify and overcome barriers.

Inclusion: Gender and Youth

The LMG Project collaborates with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to identify and overcome gender barriers to equitable services.

  • In Ethiopia, we helped the Ministry of Health create a Gender Directorate, which ensures gender considerations are incorporated into all training programs.
  • In Benin, we conducted a gender analysis to assess the state of gender integration in Benin’s health system that informed the development of the national Gender Mainstreaming Strategy.
  • We created the East Africa Women’s Mentoring Network to connect aspiring and experienced women leaders in health across the region.
  • We developed a Youth Leadership eCourse in collaboration with young leaders in the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Member Associations.

Key Populations

Working with HIV/AIDS care providers, the LMG Project incorporated essential leadership, management, and governance skillsets into organizational development to support effective service delivery:

  • With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of HIV/AIDS, we developed a network strengthening tool to help networks deliver services and advocate for their constituents.
  • With the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, we supported NGOs and local service providers in the Middle East and North Africa region to expand testing and treatment, and reduce stigma for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV.

Historically Marginalized and Underrepresented Populations

With investments and interventions over recent decades successfully reducing child mortality comes more people living with disabilities, and as a result, facing obstacles to basic health services. As the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Report on Disability states, “disability is associated with a diverse range of primary health conditions: some may result in poor health and high health care needs.” The LMG Project is ensuring that health systems ensure access for all, including persons with disabilities by:

  • We collaborate with The Center for Victims of Torture’s Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) project to facilitate organizational development for physical rehabilitation facilities that deliver essential health services for victims of torture.
  • We align global wheelchair service providers and facilitate trainings on the WHO’s Wheelchair Service Training Package to increase the number of skilled wheelchair service providers.
  • We facilitate trainings of trainers on the Essential Management Package for staff and managers from the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Physical Rehabilitation Programme.
  • We support Mobility International USA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability to develop the leadership skills of women with disabilities so that they can be effective champions for their communities.