Leadership and Governance

The countries we work with are our partners. That’s why we work closely not only with countries’ health systems, but with governments, civil society, faith-based organizations, the private sector, and communities to get the results countries need. Together we combat corruption, gender-based discrimination, inefficiency, and the many barriers that can stand in the way of high-functioning health systems.

Through our “whole of government” approach, we help countries develop the leadership and governance they need to build inclusive, equitable, effective health sectors that provide high-quality care for all.

Our key approaches include:

  • Developing the capacity of stakeholder leadership groups
  • Using health workforce data for policy- and decision-making
  • Building capacity in leadership and management
  • Gender assessment, analysis, and advocacy 

Selected Achievements

Revealed 10,000 ghost workers through a payroll analysis in the Dominican Republic saving the Ministry of Health $6.2 million for reinvestment back into the health system.
Launched a training program in Zambia to build the leadership skills of nurses who have the power to transform primary health care in the country.
Helped train 180 frontline health workers from 43 facilities in Tanzania’s Mara region to manage cases related to gender-based violence.
Collaborated with Botswana’s government and the University of Botswana’s Faculty of Health Sciences to develop strategies to strengthen health care leadership, attract and retain skilled health workers, and improve HIV/AIDS services.
​Built health workers’ clinical, leadership, and management skills in 37 health centers and 112 health posts in Senegal to improve the quality of facility-based health services.
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