Expediting the Roll-Out of TB and HIV/AIDS Programs"I have learnt that a laboratory service is the engine oil that lubricates the 'mechanical system' of the hospital, without which the engine breaks down. As a leader, I will ensure that the oil is always available."A participant in Uganda's Laboratory Performance Improvement Program used this metaphor to portray the power of laboratory management teams. These teams have broken through hospital barriers that hinder the roll-out of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programs.

Nicaraguan leaders inspire community commitment to improve health, education, and citizenshipThe assembled community leaders had tears in their eyes as one woman described how the bombs in Nicaragua's civil war ended her pregnancy. Divided in the 1980s by an internal war, these auxiliary mayors and community leaders from the Waslala municipality were brought together by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for a value-based leadership and management development program.

The Mozambican Ministry of Health (MOH) used a new approach to improve service delivery over the past two years—giving workers at all levels of the health sector a chance to offer solutions to issues ranging from budget details to equipment sterilization. Though such issues don't usually inspire an outpouring of enthusiasm or creativity from employees, MOH managers have recently seen just such a response from their staff.Read More