The burden of disease and mortality levels for people living in fragile states is extraordinarily high, and six out of ten people who live under the poverty line live in a low- or middle-income fragile state.
There is great need in regard to healthcare in fragile states, creating compelling reasons for the international community to be engaged in strengthening these health systems.However, a durable exit from poverty and insecurity needs to be driven by each country's own leadership--in response to citizen's needs.
The long-term vision of the LMG project is to help build effective, legitimate, and resilient health systems and institutions that promote sustained health improvement and overall development.
This eNewsletter shows how inspired leadership, sound management, and transparent governance are key ingredients in the realization of this vision.
Shina Aghazarat Basic Health Center in Panjab district Bamyan Province funded by USAID.
Afghanistan's inspired leadership, sound management, and transparent governance throughout the stages of recovery--from relief and rehabilitation to reconstruction and development of the health sector--has yielded progress toward stability.
LMG/Afghanistan Project Director Dr. Mubarakshah Mubarak talks about the reconstruction of the health system in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2012, and the importance of leadership, management, and governance in ensuring the success of that process.