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Launched in 1999 by the Philippines Department of Health, the Matching Grant Program (MGP) has dramatically expanded the coverage and quality of the primary health care provided to women and children in a decentralized program setting.

This booklet describes the creation of a network of reproductive health managers from Francophone countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Since 1987, the managers in this group have explored management issues, exchanged experiences, and applied successful ideas and approaches from other FRAC countries. 

Based on experience in ten countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, this monograph focuses on sharing practical experiences in the area of decentralization. It is intended for leaders of health and family planning programs, officials of donor agencies, and planners responsible for implementing decentralization. 

S’inspirant de l’expérience de 10 pays de l’Afrique, de l’Asie et de l’Amérique latine, cette monographie se concentre sur le partage d’expériences pratiques dans le domaine de la décentralisation.

Esta monografía, basada en las experiencias adquiridas en 10 países del África, Asia y América Latina, comparte las experiencias prácticas en el campo de la descentralización.

This monograph is based on MSH’s work in developing management information systems at the country level. It discusses the principles that program planners and managers should follow when developing management information systems and provides practical insights into developing and implementing these systems.

Cette monographie se fonde sur le travail de MSH concernant la mise en place de systèmes d’informationen gestion au niveau pays.

Esta monografía está basada en el trabajo de MSH para el desarrollo de sistemas de información gerencial a nivel del país.

There are many reasons health organizations may consider strengthening their organizational capacity to manage finances. They may wish to improve their internal services, better manage decreasing funds, qualify for grants, or strengthen the ability of their partners to account for funds.

Ouvrage pionnier de gestion rédigé spécifiquement pour les responsables des programmes de planification familiale, ce guide primé est devenu un texte standard des ateliers en management dans le monde entier.Reconnu comme guide pratique pour tous les responsables des programmes de santé et de planification familiale, ce manuel fournit une information pratique sur

This book describes the lessons learned by the Kenyan Ministry of Health in developing a successful user fee program. These lessons are valuable for any institution concerned with promoting sustainability in the face of declining donor funding and increasing health care costs.

Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that is spread to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. For more than 50 years, chloroquine, an inexpensive and widely available medicine, has been used to cure malaria.

Governments and nongovernmental organizations around the world are seeking to make health services more equitable and accessible for citizens and clients and to be more accountable both for improved quality of care and management that is focused on sustainability.

This anthology breaks new ground in the area of decentralizing health systems. Eleven experts from MSH, Harvard University, and Boston University, with extensive experience around the world, share lessons about the challenges of planning and managing health systems.

MSH ha ayudado a diversas organizaciones alrededor del mundo a pensar estratégicamente y a desarrollar planes estratégicos. Basándose en estas experiencias, este libro describe un proceso participativo eficaz para desarrollar un plan estratégico y sugiere enfoques y técnicas para impulsar este proceso.

Esta publicación contiene seis ejemplos de diversas organizaciones latinoamericanas que utilizaron elProceso de mejoramiento continuo de la calidad, más conocido como PMC, para mejorar la calidad de sus servicios.

Les responsables du monde entier ont besoin de solutions spécifiques pour répondre aux défis importants auxquels font face la santé publique et autres programmes de développement.

Management Sciences for Health has developed a comprehensive approach for evaluating the outcomes of its leadership development programs with health program managers and workers in developing countries. This paper describes the methodology used to evaluate how leadership development contributes to measurable changes in organizational performance.

Senegal has recently emerged as a leader in West Africa in the extension of postabortion care (PAC). This paper describes the extension of PAC to the district level in Senegal, where Management Sciences for Health has introduced PAC services in 23 districts covering more than half the population of Senegal.

With good preparation in effective leadership and management, health care managers will be able to develop and manage the kind of health services that achieve health goals, reduce illness, and save lives.

Restoring health services is an essential component of any major nation rebuilding that follows prolonged periods of conflict. Decisions governing human resources for health are thus crucially important for rebuilding the health system.

This Occasional Paper explores financial management approaches for rapid funding of HIV/AIDS programs. The authors identify the major constraints to rapid transfer of funds and provide options for avoiding or mitigating these constraints. These options can be applied to disburse funding where and when it is needed, while satisfying accounting and contracting requirements.  

The e-Manager issue Coaching for Professional Development and Organizational Results explains basic coaching OALFA skills (which stands for Observe, Ask, Listen, give Feedback, and Agree) and provides tools to expand a manager's role to manager-as-coach.

This article describes the validation of an instrument to measure work group climate in public health organizations in developing countries. The instrument, the Work Group Climate Assessment Tool (WCA), was applied in Brazil, Mozambique, and Guinea to assess the intermediate outcomes of a program to develop leadership for performance improvement.