The LMG Technical Approach

The Mission of LMG

The mission of the LMG project is to improve leadership, management and governance practices to strengthen health systems and improve health for all, including vulnerable populations worldwide. We are accomplishing this mission through investments that develop the capacities, competencies, and confidence of those who lead, manage, and govern the health systems of the world’s poorest countries. These investments are meant to catalyze and support positive change for vulnerable people and communities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)—especially those most in need of services related to effective family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); HIV/AIDS; malaria; tuberculosis (TB); and life-limiting illnesses or injuries.

Read the LMG Project’s Year 3 Annual Report.

Our Strategic Objective

The project’s results framework indicates our strategic objective and our key intermediate results, which are as follows:

Strategic Objective: Strengthen health systems through sustainable leadership, management, and governance capacity of health providers, program managers and policy makers to deliver quality health services at all levels of a country, from villages to parliaments.

Intermediate Results

  1. Strengthen global support, commitment, and utilization of state-of-the-art leadership, management, and governance tools, models, and approaches for priority health programs.

  2. Advance and validate the knowledge and understanding of sustainable leadership, management, and governance tools, models, and approaches;

  3. Implement and scale up innovative, effective and sustainable leadership, management, and governance programs.

To accomplish our mission, USAID and Management Sciences for Health (MSH) have brought together an experienced consortium of organizations to collaborate in the pursuit of a shared passion to improve health through enhanced leadership, management, and governance, or what we refer to in this report as “L+M+G” practices. The collaborating partners in the project are: the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF); International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF); Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH); Medic Mobile; and Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI).

By 2016

When this LMG Project Consortium concludes its work in the fall of 2016, we envision that:

  1. Non-U.S. Government public-private sector partnerships will have been created and successfully advocate for and contribute resources to spread evidence on proven L+M+G interventions;

  2. L+M+G research and innovation will have measurably contributed to better health outcomes by documenting and disseminating evidence of the value of L+M+G;

  3. Cadres of health service managers will be motivated and empowered to achieve not only jobs of impact, but “careers of impact;”

  4. A global cohort of managers who lead and leaders who govern will be successfully identifying and resolving service delivery challenges at every level of the health system; and

  5. Thousands of those who govern, especially women, will be engaged in effective governance roles throughout all levels of the health sectors of LMICs.