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March 1, 2013
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On the Threshold of National Change, a Conference in Kenya Inspires Health Workers


On the Threshold of National Change, a Conference in Kenya Inspires Health Workers Kenya's First National Conference on Health Leadership, Management and Governance recognized and publicized health systems management as a core component of better service delivery and promoted the professionalization of health leaders and managers in the private, faith-based, and public sectors.

 

Video: Integrating the Leadership Development Program into Guyana's Nursing Pre-Service Training


Integrating the Leadership Development Program into Guyana's Nursing Pre-Service TrainingThe Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Project, phase II (GHARP II), a PEPFAR-funded and USAID-supported project, developed a leadership & management curriculum for Guyana's national nursing schools.

 

Ensuring Sustainability of Rwanda's Health Financing Systems   


Ensuring Sustainability of Rwanda's Health Financing Systems MSH worked with Rwanda's Ministry of Health to develop a team within the Ministry to manage the country's performance-based financing and community-based health insurance systems.
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Upper Egypt Health Leaders Celebrate Arabic Publication of Influential Handbook   


Upper Egypt Health Leaders Celebrate Arabic Publication of Influential Handbook Health leaders gathered in Cairo to celebrate the translation of MSH's flagship handbook, "Managers Who Lead" in Arabic; the publication is helping to disseminate leadership best practices in Egypt and the Arab World.
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Leadership Can Be Learned: A Conversation with Xavier Alterescu on MSH's Approach to Leadership Development


Leadership Can Be Learned: A Conversation with Xavier Alterescu on MSH's Approach to Leadership DevelopmentXavier Alterescu, deputy director of the LMG project, describes MSH's model of leadership, flagship tools, and what's next on the horizon: gender, governance at lower levels of the health system, and building organizational capacity for networking.
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GHARP II: The Expansion of Holistic and Integrated HIV Services in Guyana


The GHARP II end-of-program report highlights the health impact of working with stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries to build local capacity toward an improved national response to HIV in Guyana. 

MSH-Led Project Awarded for Essential Contributions to Guyana's National HIV & AIDS Program   


GHARP II received four awards for the invaluable support it has provided Guyana's Ministry of Health and National HIV/AIDS Program (MOH) in health systems strengthening.

 

Saving Lives Through Emergency Distribution of Anti-malarial Medicines   


In Guinea, malaria is a common threat year-round, especially during the rainy season that lasts from May to October. It affects everyone, but for children under five years of age, appropriate and immediate treatment could mean the difference between life and death.

 

South African Hospital Receives Innovative Service Delivery Award for Implementation of Medicines Management Software 


South Africa's Centre for Public Sector Innovation awards body recognized the RxSolution medicines management system and the effective implementation by the pharmacy staff at the Dihlabeng Regional Hospital in rural Free State.

What's next in capacity development? Join USAID and the AIDSTAR-Two Project for a discussion on approaches and interventions on March 13 in Washington DC or via webinar.
 
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Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project


Private sector companies have been using internal universities or academies successfully for decades. How can programming for health service managers be better, more cost effective and more sustainable? 
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Ensuring Transparency in Côte d'Ivoire's Country Coordinating Mechanism Renewal and Elections

Strong leadership hasn't always been easy in Côte d'Ivoire, but leaders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Country Coordinating Mechanism were determined to ensure a transparent election and smooth membership renewal process.
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